Oyama Class Discussion

Today in Oyama-sensei’s class, AKPers met with Doshisha students for a class discussion. This time, the topic was “Youth and Human Relations,” which students had been studying in class.

There is a stereotype that Japanese people are especially conscious of others, but do all young people feel this way? Students had various opinions, which made for a great discussion and Japanese practice!

Doshisha students, thank you for coming!

Setsubun Language Table

Today was the second Language Table of the semester. As February 3rd is Setsubun, we had a Setsubun theme! Setsubun is celebrated by throwing dry beans at “oni” (demons) to keep away bad luck. Ehomaki (lucky maki rolls) are eaten facing this year’s lucky direction. For 2019, the lucky direction is east-northeast!

Student Council President Hazel Simpson explained the Setsubun tradition to everyone. Jiaming and Shuu volunteered to be the oni!