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Prepared for an Emergency

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [226]

Thursday we reviewed vocabulary and basic ideas that would be necessary in an emergency. (Basic idea that seems so counterintuitive to me: in an emergency, get outside. This works for earthquakes, since the building you're in might collapse. It works ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, fire, moving in, safety

Let's Take a Train to Anywhere

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [446]

Wednesday the first few hours were dedicated to train vocabulary. How to buy train tickets, how to buy shinkansen tickets, commuter passes, etc. After a little over an hour in the classroom, we headed out to one of the nearby train stations to get tickets ... Read more >

Tags: food, french, japanese, pens, river, train, transportation

Having Fun isn't Hard when you have your (hour-long informational library lecture | pointo kaado)

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [207]

Tuesday’s Survival Japanese began with an hour of discussing travel plans. So I now had the vocabulary to explain why my phone was asking me questions like “Did you have a nice trip in Osaka? Are you ready to fly back to Paris?” (not ... Read more >

Tags: japanese, konbini, library, origami, shampoo, super

The Start of a Semester

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [207]

Monday marked the start of my first full week of Japanese class. We were with Suzuki-sensei the entire time (as we would be for most of the week). For this week, we’re in the “survival Japanese” phase, which mostly involves learning ... Read more >

Tags: classes, food, j-drama, japanese, mail

Sometimes I Walk Alone at 10 AM when Everybody Else is Sleeping

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [472]

On Saturday, I woke up with the knowledge that I didn't need to do anything with the group until some time after 5 PM when we were meeting up to go bowling. After the two days before, it was beautiful knowledge. Since “alone time” joined ... Read more >

Tags: bowling, graph theory, ramen, rivers, walking

Train training

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By monika | Views [409]

The companies, where we are doing our internships now, also provided accomodation for the time of the language course. Most people stay in the same place for the whole year, but some companies are too far away from the school in Shibuya. These people ... Read more >

The Naganuma School

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By monika | Views [657] | Comments [1]

After my Abitur I said: "I'm never going back to school". Well, I did. But although we had compulsory attendance, homework and both written and oral tests, it was slightly different from my German school. .. First of all, my class consisted ... Read more >

Diving Back into Japanese (wait... wasn't there something in French I needed to do?)

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [234]

Our Japanese lessons began at 9:00 AM Friday morning. Our teacher, Yamaguchi-sensei, besides having one of the easiest to write Japanese names ever, (Yama- mountain and Guchi-mouth are both in the first 20 kanji you probably learn, more or less concurrent ... Read more >

Tags: food, japanese, language, proseminar

Photos: Naganuma School

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By monika | Photo Gallery

Back to school for 4 months... Learning Japanese at Naganuma School in Shibuya.
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Tags: japanese, naganuma, school

Sign of Life

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 | By monika | Views [334]

Hi everyone, First of all: Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I hope you had nice holidays and lots of delicious Christmas cookies (and thanks again for the cookie delivery service). Then: Yes - I'm still alive, just a little bit busy... ... Read more >

Orientation, Orientation, Orientation

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [187]

At 8:35, the exchange students in my class all met up with a few roommates outside the building to head over to the international center building for our placement test. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the international center if you need to wait ... Read more >

Tags: academics, housing, introductions, orientation, tests

Photos: Japan

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Photo Gallery

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Here we Go Again

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [325]

If I could do do things all over again, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to go directly from Paris to Japan, or at least not directly from finals in Paris to the start of my next program in Japan with only an extended weekend for a break. However, ... Read more >

Tags: airplane, airport, housing, japan, moving, passport, visa

Photos: Japon

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 | By papieravion | Photo Gallery

Les festivals d'éte , les danses
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Photos: Yokohama Sankeien Garden

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 | By monika | Photo Gallery

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