AKP Fall Break 2019

What do AKPers do during their Fall Break? Travel, of course! ✈️

Chavia Liu traveled to the Benessee Museum and Ritsurin Garden. On Naoshima, she had a chance to see one of Yayoi Kusama’s famous “Yellow Pumpkin”s. At Ritsurin Garden, she enjoyed the garden view from a tatami room.

Andie Nakahira visited the Setouchi islands including Naoshima, Awashima, Ogijima, Megijima, and Honjima to enjoy the Art Setouchi Exhibits. She shared photos of two pieces: the “Captain’s Hut” by Soko Labo, which is a captain’s hut decorated with colorful waste from the sea, and “Bottom Sky” by Alexander Ponomarev, which is meant to reflect how the ship seems to be made from sand.

Mikaela Nishida went to Ine-cho with her host mother, where they rode on a boat, took a walking tour of the village and the Ine no Funaya houses, and visited an onsen in the mountains. “It was a very fun and beautiful day,” she shared.

Jordynn West and her host family stayed at a wonderful hotel in Nagano, where Jordynn was able to see Mount Fuji thanks to the good weather!

A visit from a long-time alumni

Joji Takada, a 1993-94 AKP alumn from Whitman College, was in Tokyo two weeks ago on a business trip and made time to visit the AKP office in Kyoto! Currently, Joji works as a lawyer at a law firm in Chicago (Takada Law Office, LLC).

It’s been around 10 years since Joji last visited Doshisha campus, and he felt very moved by how much campus had changed since then.

International Education Week 2019 – Alumni Stories

Each November, institutions across the world take the opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange 🌎 During this year’s International Education Week, AKP shared some updates on social media about what our alumni have been up to since studying abroad in Japan. See below for a round-up of the various stories!

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