The Kanji Museum

For today’s field trip, we went to the Kanji Museum.

There are many different exhibits.
How do you write the names of various countries in kanji? Press the hanko (stamp) to find out!
Everyone was deeply interested in Japanese money from the past. There’s kanji written there too.
Let’s try to write a kanji that you’d like to write next time. What a very fun day!

Second Language Table

Today was the second Language Table of the semester. A lot of students came to participate this time as well.

Everyone did their best to speak to the volunteers in Kansai-ben!
Even AKPers were having good conversations with each other in Japanese.
You did well with introducing yourselves.
It seems there were some people exchanging contact information as well. Please make a lot of friends and fun memories here in Japan!

Kansaiben Lecture #1

Today we had our first lecture of the year on Kansaiben. This lecture, the students learned about the change in sounds and the vocab differences between Tokyoben and Kansaiben.

The professor was Miyuki Nishimata, from KCJS (Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies).
Here, they changed Tokyoben to Kansaiben. Everyone was surprised at “arahen” (which is the Kansai equivalent of “nai”)!
Try to use the Kansaiben you learned today with your host family!