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Kiyomizu - Fortunate Waters

By David Drumm at CIEE

The joys of the Japanese landscape are often derived from a balanced fusion of nature and traditional architecture. One of the most famous examples of this is the exquisite Kiyomizu... keep reading

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Games Galore!

By Larry Bogan at CIEE

Last week, we visited Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, renowned for its contributions to game studies and its impressive archives. The students were thrilled to explore the extensive collection of games... keep reading

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To Fight or To Eat?

By Leslie O'Brien at CIEE

It’s hard to decide which was better: fighting with swords or making candy. Students were able to experience both of these during their second week here in Kyoto. Students traveled... keep reading

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Art to dye for

By David Drumm at CIEE

There's something about bright colors and patterns that helps make the hot days of summer a little more bearable. These students created magnificently colored "te-nugui", (literally "hand towels"), by using... keep reading

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Gamers in Tokyo

By Larry Bogan at CIEE

We embarked on an exciting field trip to Tokyo, a city renowned for its blend of traditional culture and cutting-edge technology. The trip aimed to inspire our budding game developers... keep reading

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High school visit ( 7/16/2024 )

By Miyoko Stocker at CIEE

The students visited Kyoto Hokuryo Koukou/high school. They took 2 classes with the Japanese students, ate lunch in the classrooms, and participated in various club activities. They became fast friends... keep reading

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The Sound of the Beat!

By Leslie O'Brien at CIEE

One of our first lessons in Japan, was the drums. Students gathered around large drums in pairs and were taught several drumming pieces. Students had to listen to one another... keep reading

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New Landscapes

By David Drumm at CIEE

Sometimes people think the main goal of travel is to enjoy another culture or new scenery. While there's nothing wrong with that, I think the best travelers are those who... keep reading

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Structured Free Time & Hiroshima Shinkansen

By Lacey Amy-Lee at CIEE

Rain was falling this morning as students woke up to classic Japanese scenes in their homestays. Despite the rain, students were in high spirits as they had their first opportunity... keep reading

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Work hard, play harder!

By Larry Bogan at CIEE

Our students have been diligently working in their game design class, channeling their creativity and technical skills into developing their own game prototypes. The commitment and hard work they've put... keep reading

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Moving to a different beat - Taiko Experience

By David Drumm at CIEE

Today CIEE students had an energetic and high paced immersion in the Japanese art of drum performance called "Taiko". Students learned segments of a performance number, each segment growing in... keep reading

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First Day Adventures!

By Leslie O'Brien at CIEE

What a great first day for the Game Design group in Kyoto, Japan. Those of us traveling from the airport experienced the Hello Kitty train, followed by a transfer to... keep reading

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Arrival / Touchaku!

By David Drumm at CIEE

Touchaku 到着 means "arrival". I remember my first day in Japan, well over twenty years ago, very well. The sights, sounds, landscape, language, and culture, everything being different than what... keep reading

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Ganbatte, the Japanese Art of Moving Forward

By Abigail Drivdahl at CIEE

I didn’t write that title; it’s a book by Albert Liebermann, and I saw it on the table in the bookstore downstairs from where students have their language classes. I... keep reading

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Last day for game production!

By Larry Bogan at CIEE

We are thrilled to share the exciting adventures we had during our recent outing to Round One Stadium! The day was filled with joy, laughter, and friendly competition as our... keep reading