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Traditional Japanese Culture: The Tea Ceremony

By Carly Callen at CIEE

This week, students got the opportunity to attend a traditional Japanese tea ceremony! Since I am a PL for group 4, this post (and the photos) will mainly showcase students... keep reading

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Hello Tokyo!

By Angela Tran at CIEE

東京へようこそ! Welcome to Tokyo! Our 38 Global Navigators have all made it safely to the vibrant capital of Japan to learn the ins and outs of the anime and manga... keep reading

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ICYMI: Our first week in Tokyo!

By Jantzn May at CIEE

Konnichiwa from Japan! Our CIEE study abroad journey to Tokyo has been nothing short of exhilarating. From ancient temples to modern museums, we've immersed ourselves in the rich tapestry of... keep reading

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Cup noodles, Yukatas, Temples, oh my!

By Brooke Dawson at CIEE

Week 1 for Tokyo Language and Culture

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Cultural Fusion Fest in Yokohama

By Julia Nawa at CIEE

It feels like we just got to Tokyo and now week one is officially over; time really does fly by when you're having fun! For groups 3 and 4, we traveled to Yokohama this weekend for a one day adventure in Japan's second biggest city.

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日本へよこそう! Welcome to Japan!

By Julia Nawa at CIEE

「日本へよこそう」meaning "welcome to Japan" is typically one of the first things students heard as they arrived in Japan! As students made their way from all over the country, we all finally made it to Japan!

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これはさよならじゃないけど、また後でね〜今年の夏はいろいろありがとう

By Julia Nawa at CIEE

My final goodbyes to the 2023 Summer Tokyo Language and Culture Program. Thank you for all the good memories kids and I hope you all continue to learn Japanese; if not, I hope you enjoyed your summer in Japan!

Japanese Language and Culture Program comes to an end...

By Chisa N.

Hello from Tokyo!! Japanese Language and Culture Program, session 2 is sadly almost over. However, during this program, we gained new experiences and learned much about Japanese and Japanese culture... keep reading

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An Exciting Weekend: Tsumami-Zaiku, Asakusa, and More!

By Isabella Melendez at CIEE

Things have been going by so quickly on this program and we can’t believe it’s almost over. Before things come to an end though, here is a quick recap of... keep reading

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Otaku Shopping in Nakano and Akiba

By Jantzn May at CIEE

After returning from their ryokan stay in the rural countryside of Yamanashi, students were presented with numerous opportunies to explore the geekier side of Japan- otaku culture. The word "otaku"... keep reading

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Anime Artist Academy, Shibuya, and Shinjuku

By Hailey Staples at CIEE

On Monday and Tuesday, our students split into small groups and were given the opportunity to put their drawing skills to the test. Students visited the Anime Artist Institute in... keep reading

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Retreat in the Mountains: A Journey to Nikko

By Yan Zhen at CIEE

As the first half of our immersive language program in Japan drew to a close, our students bid farewell to their host families and hotel friends, brimming with excitement for the next chapter of their journey. Whether it was mastering the art of independence in a hotel setting or adapting to life in a traditional Japanese household, the second half promised new challenges, opportunities, and connections. But before embarking on this next phase, our students were treated to a memorable weekend in the historical mountainous countryside of Nikko.

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Shrines, Temples, and more Shrines, oh my!

By Taryn Pastore at CIEE

One of the most visable aspect of Japanese culture, temples and shrines, gives much insight into Japanese history. From the architecture to each shrine or temple's ritual practices, we are... keep reading

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Searching High and Low in Tokyo Skytree

By Julia Nawa at CIEE

At 634m high, Tokyo Skytee is the tallest tower in the world and the tallest building in all of Tokyo. Being the pinnacle of Tokyo, both of Skytree's decks are... keep reading

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Yamanote Line Train Stamp Rally: Embarking on a Spirited Adventure Around Tokyo's Iconic Loop

By Yukihiro Shibato at CIEE

Konichi whatsup from tokyo japan!!! Last Friday my students participated in the Yamanote Line Train Stamp Rally an engaging event that invites participants to collect special stamps at each station... keep reading