Have you bonded with one person in Japan so much that you became family? Learn how one 1990-91 JCMU alum’s time at Sugimoto’s helped cement his love of Japan.
Get a hand-le on your language studies!
How has study abroad changed you? For JCMU 1989-90 alum Glynn Washington, his time in Hikone pushed him to truly experience the world we all live in.
Nara is a must-visit while you’re in Japan: ancient temples, shrines, and a park with pettable. However, as Patrick recalls, beware feeding the animals…
From new student activities to winter festivals in Shiga, discover all that our students were up to in January
You may know “koto” as an intangible object in Japanese, but there’s more to it than that!
Languages are tough, but so are you!
As Cassie recalls in a trip to a local Japanese bathhouse in Hikone, one particular type of bath served as electrically-charged nightmare fuel for her!
Santa Claus is comin’ to… Japan? With a bucket of KFC?!? Discover how Christmas is celebrated differently between the U.S. and Japan!
I can’t say enough how much I love Shiga, the connection I feel as a Michigander to Lake Biwa. I hope you will think of Shiga as a second home one day, too!