Friday, September 8, 2017

UCRiverside 2017

I am in California with students. We arrived on Tuesday and will be visiting some schools here in Riverside and in Los Angeles. I will keep you posted. Today we went to Martin Luther King High School in Riverside and Japanese and American students sang "Sakura" together. The JIU students received a very warm welcome by two different groups of students. They also received a T-shirt as a gift (photo 2).

Monday, April 24, 2017

Freshman Seminar 2017

Early morning in front of the hotel

My new advisees

A quiz in English

Awa Campus

Easter egg a day late

We ate the Brazilian egg (sold here in Japan) in my office on Monday. The smaller one might look like an egg, but it was actually full of popcorn.

Late cherry blossoms

The weather was quite strange in late March and early April and we were able to appreciate the cherry blossoms on campus quite late this year. I took this photo on April 14.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Graduation on March 15, 2017

Happy with their diplomas.
With the seminar leaders at the end of the day.

Honorable guests from UCRiverside

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My first trip to Korea

I spent the New Year holidays in Seoul this year. It was my very first there. The food was espectacular but I found out later that we ate at a three-Michelin-star restaurant. The most interesting was that I was able to meet a former student and his family. 
Look at the beautiful presentation.
Wonderful food at Shilla Hotel. 
Starbucks--that's what the sign says.

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Last Extension class in January

Unfortunately not all students were in class this day. This was the last class that Mr. Koga attended. He moved to Tokyo in February. We'll miss him.

Farewell at Barbacoa on March 8

Great steak at Barbacoa.
We also had a party at the Royal Park Hotel yesterday.

Friday, January 6, 2017

A few end-of-year events

December 25 at home
At home on December 23