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Thank you 2017-18 Students!

Today was the closing ceremony for the 2017-18 AKP academic year.

Our MCs were Fu-san and Liu-san, both from Colby College.


Our student representative, Langford-san, also gave a speech.


Full year students, spring students — we hope you all had a wonderful experience studying on AKP! Come back soon to visit!

Sibling Visit

Spring 2015 AKPer Jun Takaki (Oberlin College) stopped by the AKP Office with his younger brother!

Takaki-san is doing research on seeds and vegetation affected by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. While on his way to Hiroshima, he decided to visit us!

with his younger brother (left)

Don Don Hanasou! Topic Discussion: Final

Today was the last Topic Discussion class of the academic year. Students separated into two groups and had a lively chat!

This group’s topic was “travel”

This group’s topic was “human relations”

And so, the Topic Discussion class wrapped up. Everyone, are you able to communicate in Japanese a little better now?

Doshisha volunteers, thank you very much. See you again in September!

Long time no see!

2015-16 AKPer Lucy Bauer (Smith College) stopped by the AKP Office for a visit! As of last year, she has been teaching English to elementary school students in Tokushima through the JET Program.

Lucy and her friend (left)


Hanami Japanese Language Table

For the last Japanese Language Table of the academic year, everyone met under the cherry blossoms at Amherst House. “Hanami” is the Japanese tradition of picnicking under the cherry blossoms in spring.

A weeping cherry tree in front of Amherst House

Later, on the veranda of Amherst House