Japan Blog

March 16, 2015

March 13, 2015: At the Zoo

Kids spent all day at Asahiyama Zoo, where they saw penguins going for a walk, red panda going through a clear tunnel above their heads, clan of Japanese monkeys hanging out and grooming each other, wolves fighting over food, and close up view of so many animals. It was an amazing zoo!   – Submitted… View Article

March 16, 2015

March 11, 2015: Homestay is Complete

The home-stay and school visit has been finished now. Our students and parents, Host families, students and teachers at host school are all happy about this experience. – Takanori Fuji, 5th Grade Japanese Track Teacher

March 12, 2015

March 10, 2015: School Visits

All students are enjoying their school visit so far even though they have to struggle against jet lug. Japanese, math, science, social study.. Almost all subject they’ve experienced. Unfortunately only subject they haven’t done is PE. I’m satisfied that my students have been trying so hard to learn everything from the host school. The teachers… View Article

March 9, 2015

March 6, 2015: Off to Homestays

All our 5th graders have for for their homestays. Parents also left for their destinations safely. Everything went so smooth. – Taka Fuji, Japanese 5th Teacher

March 9, 2015

March 6, 2015: Sapporo

We had a day in Sapporo, visiting TV tower, eating Sapporo ramen, and did some shopping. – Emiko Yamaguchi, Parent

March 9, 2015

March 5, 2015: Reunited

We got all reunited at the hotel in Chitose. We will have a day together in Sapporo before meeting with the host families this evening. Jet lag in full swing for those arrived yesterday, but they are anxious and excited to meet their host families. – Emiko Yamaguchi, parent

March 9, 2015

March 4, 2015: Taking Off

Three of the Japanese track students are at PDX now, ready to take off to Seattle; our first leg of three flights. They are very excited and cannot stop talking! – Emiko Yamaguchi, parent