By rmaeda on Apr 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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 much [...]
By rmaeda on Apr 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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, but [...]
By rmaeda on Feb 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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 my country’s [...]
By rmaeda on Dec 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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 [...]
By rmaeda on Nov 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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 [...]
By rmaeda on Oct 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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 about [...]
By rmaeda on Apr 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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.
By rmaeda on Feb 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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?
By rmaeda on Feb 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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.
By rmaeda on Dec 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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.
By rmaeda on Nov 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
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.
By rmaeda on Oct 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off
By rmaeda on Sep 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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.