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Article in The Hawai’i Herald features Matsuyama University’s Visit

In the April 3, 2015 issue of The Hawai’i Hearld, Gwen Battad features Matsuyama University’s visit to the University of Hawai’i. Read the article here: “TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars Visit Hawai’i” Special thanks to Karleen Chinen and Patsy Iwasaki! Advertisements

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U.S.-Japan Council Conference, October 9-11, 2014

We all had a great time at the U.S.-Japan Council Conference in Honolulu. The scholars met new friends, networked, and shared their experiences as TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars. We also began planning the Mastuyama University students’ visit in March 2015. Special … Continue reading

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Inspiration’s Day Out

Once upon a time, I actually did travel to Japan with my Aunty and Grandmother. However, we did not venture out of the Narita airport and so this mysterious world that I could only observe through the glass was beyond … Continue reading

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A Step Back in Time: Through the Streets of Uchiko Town

Since its emergence from almost complete isolation from the outside world, Japan has taken many strides to modernize and catch up with the rest of the world. Currently, Japan stands as one of the largest economies in the world, with … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Traditional Japan

During our stay in Matsuyama, we got a tour of the beautiful town of Uchiko (内子町). This little town located southwest of Matsuyama in the Ehime prefecture is surrounded by natural beauty such as mountains and streams and its residential community … Continue reading

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A Flip View

There is nothing quite so alluring as a blank page. It contains both nothing and everything. It is both scary and inviting. It is something whose purpose only you can discover. All you have to do is begin. I began … Continue reading

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Oyamazumi Shrine & Houmotsukan Museum

Oyamazumi Shrine is a Shinto shrine that resides on the island of Omishima in the Seto Inland Sea. Though it is located in a more remote area of Japan, it is in fact one of the most important shrines that … Continue reading

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