What did you like the best during your trip and why?
・I like Okinawa a lot. Going to school was my favorite part of the whole trip.
・Going to the school and making new friends.
・I love taking Puricura with my friends because it was my 1st time.
・I like the home stay and going to Konan Gakuen High school.
・Meeting Japanese people and learning about the culture.
・Once in a lifetime chance…. it’s what I miss the most.
・Japanese people are very friendly and I was able to learn many interesting things about Japan.
・Because everything was fun in it’s own individual way.
・We made a lot of friends through the homestay.
・We also got to experience local Japanese life in Okinawa.
・Kyoto showed us a lot about our ancestry.
・I met wonderful people during both experiences which made them equally enjoyable.
How did you like Konan School?
・Everyone there was nice, even the teacher.
・It’s a really nice school!
・The campus was very pretty and the uniforms were really cute!
・It was a lot of fun.
・I love Konan School because classmates were funny and they had school uniforms that I got to wear.
How was your school life in Konan School?
・Good. I felt welcomed.
・Incredibly fun! I wish I could have stayed longer!
・The classes (even though I didn’t really understand the material) were rally interesting. The teachers were really cool!
How did you get along with your classmates?
・Good. I studied with my host sister, ate lunch with her, and did many about things with my classmate.
・Really well, actually! Everyone was really nice and helpful and funny!
・Class was really enjoyable because of them! I’m still talking with my host sister + her friends over e-mail!
・By talking about Arashi. Teaching English and Korean.
How was your home stay in Okinawa?
・My family was nice and it was comfortable, just like home.
・It was great, my family was so kind.
Any comments of Kyoto and Osaka?
・The university I’ll be attending has an exchange agreement with a university in Kyoto, so I’m really looking forward to returning to Kyoto in the not-too-distant future!
・In Kyoto, although the head part and dress ware heavy, the picture looked nice. I love traditional craft also.
・It was cool having students give us a tour of Osaka, instead of an actual tour guide!
What was your favorite food or meals in Japan?
・It’s a three-ways the between Okinawa Soba, Takoyaki, and shaved ice.
・Everything involving meat.
・Tendon, Okinawa Soba, Tempura, Sukiyaki, Takoyaki, etc…
Do you want to study Japanese more seriously?
・Yes. I’ve already been studying for a while, but being a part of this trip made me want to get better at speaking in Japanese!
・Yes. So I can talk to my home stay family.
Has your image of Japan changed after the trip?
・Yes, more polite than I thought.
・No, it’s just like the movies. Fun.
・A little bit…! I have a better idea now of what a Japanese school is like!
・Yes, it has. Because there was a lot of fun and new things to learn about Japan.
・Yes. I’m actually planning on studying abroad in Japan during college.