Starting June 12th, I'll be in Japan studying abroad through the organization Youth For Understanding (YFU). I will use this blog to describe in detail everything about my trip, from predeparture preparations to the day I leave Japan.

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Latest Blog Posts for Katie in Japan

  • Reflections
    on Nov 15, 2009
    Well, it's been awhile since I returned to America.I don't know why it's taken me so long to write this last post...But I felt like I needed to sum it up.There's so many things I have to say about my experience in Japan, but I'm going to try to keep...
  • さようなら
    on Jul 27, 2009
    I'm leaving tomorrow...Of course I miss everyone in America...But parting with Japan is so hard.When I arrived in Matsue, I showed my host family a photo album I made of my life. While I've been in Japan, I took lots of pictures, and put the new ones...
  • Matsuri!
    on Jul 25, 2009
    Saturday was Tenjin Matsuri! It was definitely the loudest and craziest I've ever seen Matsue.My host mom helped me put on my Yukata. I think I could sort of do it on my own now, but I will never be able to tie an obi. The obi is the part that goes a...
  • The Beach!
    on Jul 25, 2009
    On Thursday, I went to the beach! I don't really have much to say about this, except that it was really beautiful. Texas beaches are ugly and muddy, but this water was super blue, and there were mountains surrounding it. It was awesome. We had a barb...
  • I love my friends. And karaoke.
    on Jul 18, 2009
    Today I went to hang out with my friends from another class. I had to take the bus to Matsue Station, and man was it confusing! You have to pay a different amount depending on how far you rode the bus, and I completely don't understand how they know...
  • Tea Ceremony Club
    on Jul 17, 2009
    Yesterday, after school ended, my friends Akari and Rei took me to tea ceremony club, or sadou. Japanese people have been drinking tea since the 9th century, so tea ceremony is very old. There's a certain way of doing everything: walking, the way the...
  • Last day of school...
    on Jul 17, 2009
    I haven't posted about Hiroshima yet, but I promise I'm getting to it. I feel like this is more important though, so I'm going to talk about it first.Yesterday was the last day of school.I've made so many friends here, and I'm really going to miss it...
  • Hiroshima
    on Jul 17, 2009
    So, on Monday I left Matsue for Hiroshima to go and meet the president of Mazda and do other various Mazda related things. I took the bus with my host mom (three hours, not too bad) and arrived at the station in Hiroshima to be greeted by my YFU frie...
  • School Update
    on Jul 12, 2009
    I only have two days of school left :(. I would have five, but I’m spending three days in Hiroshima instead. Lately things at school have been great though! Occasionally I understand a class other than P.E or English now(I don’t even usually unde...
  • Walk
    on Jul 12, 2009
    I went on a walk yesterday, so here are some pictures from it!!
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