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初めてでいっぱいの毎日;My life in the US is full of many new things everyday. »

Hi all, I cannot believe that this is the last article I will write. Before I came to the US, I had a stereotypical image of the US. For example people living in the US eat hamburgers everyday, everyone is proud of their country and nationality, and they don’t care about other people at all. I know this sounds like a negative point of view,  but the point is that I didn’t know […]

What Kind of Japanese Food Would you Like? »

Hi all, Food Food Food! I am sorry I was so excited about this topic. Since I came to US, have met people who live all over the world and like Japanese food like Sushi, Sashimi and Udon. However today I am going to tell you about Japanese foods that you do not know yet, […]

Gender or Sex? »

Hi all, Hope you are looking forward to reading my article. This topic is kind of hard for me to talk about in public. But maybe we need to talk about it sometime and think about it seriously even in public. I will tell you “How socially acceptable is sex?” and “How does it affect […]

Immigration to Japan »

Hi Everyone. Today’s topic is immigration. I think everyone is interested in this topic. What do you have the image of immigration to Japan? How many people do immigrate to Japan in a year? Where do people move into Japan from? Why did they come to settle in Japan? What are they doing for their […]

Japanese Arts »

Hi All! This topic is art.Art is not a part of my life. I have not learned Japanese art in school. So I just know a few of the Japanese arts. But I want to tell you that Japanese arts are interesting and beautiful. I am telling you about Japanese traditional art like Ukiyoe, Karesansui and […]

Welcome back to Willamette and Nice to see you! »

Hi everyone, I’m Rie and from Ibaraki of Japan. I’m the Japanese Language assistant from last year. So it’s my second year working at Willamette. I’m glad to be working in Willamette for two years. I have tutoring hours twice in a week. It is from 4-6pm every Monday and Thursday.If you have any questions […]

Friendship (友情) »

Hi All, How do you become friends with a stranger? How do you make a good strong connection with your friends? What do you do with your friends? Do you usually argue with friends, or not? What do you talk about with your friends? I think you already realized this week’s topic: it’s friendship.

Music (音楽) »

Hi everyone, What kind of music do you like? What kind of music do you usually listen to? Maybe some of you reading my entry are listening to your favorite music right now! As you can guess, this week’s topic is music. What is your image of Japanese music?

Education(教育) »

Hello everyone, Education is a topic that influences the future of each country. I would like to talk about the current educational system of Japan, major differences between Japanese schools and American schools and the current problems in education.

Wedding (結婚) »

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I think this topic is interesting for most women. This topic is weddings. I’ll talk about preparation before the wedding and Japanese wedding ceremonies in the past and today.

Rememberance: How do you think of the dead? »

Hi all! How are you doing? This topic is Remembrance: How do you think of the dead? I would like to talk about traditional Japanese rites and holidays that take place to honor the memory of deceased relatives and ancestors.

Politics and election of Japanese (日本の政治と選挙) »

Hello! »

Hello everyone! My name is Rie Maeda. I am the Japanese language assistant. My hometown is Ibaraki, which is close to Tokyo, about 40 minutes away by train.