Office Closed for Winter Break

The AKP US Office will be closed from December 21st until January 2nd for Winter Break. All phone call and emails will be returned after the break.

The AKP Kyoto Office at Doshisha University will be closed from December 24th until January 6th. The Resident Director will be available 24 hours a day via cell phone in case of a student emergency.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the upcoming Year of the Boar!

PechaKucha Inspired

On December 13th, Doshisha Women’s College hosted a PechaKucha (a concise, 20 second per slide style of presentation) event. Fall 2018 AKPer Akane Kleinkopf (Whitman College) participated with her own PechaKucha presentation on what it means to be Japanese. 

Using her experiences from this semester, Akane gave a powerful presentation on identity. Although the Doshisha Women’s College students presented in English, she presented entirely in Japanese. Some AKP classmates even came to the event to cheer her on, despite being busy with finals!

Akane’s host mother also came to watch, and they had lunch together at the Doshisha cafeteria afterwards. 

Watch the full video of Akane’s presentation here:

Awesome job, Akane!

Kanji of the Year

Today was the last day of class for Fall 2018!

Two days ago, the official Kanji of the Year was announced — (disaster)
We asked students in Imao-sensei’s class for their personal Kanji of the Year:

(from left to right)
Clark-san:  (new)
Colcol-san:  (beauty) and  (broken)
Garcia-san: (lost)
Showers-san: (first)
Apostolou-san: (old man)
McConnell-san: (what)
Yguico-san: (tired)

AKPers, your hard work has been much appreciated this semester. Only a little left to go!