Kobe Luminaire 2017: A Sight to See!

Hey! Shanelle here! First off, I have a question. What do you think of when you hear the word “Kobe”? I’m just curious, because when I told some people back home that I was going to Kobe, they told me to enjoy the steak! Before I start, I would like to state that the “Kobe”…

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A Cultural Surprise: The GOT7 Concert <3

Hey! Shanelle here! I have very exciting news! I recently attended a concert for my favorite band here in Japan! GOT7, a South Korean band, was having a Japan tour in the Osaka area this month, and I was lucky enough to get a ticket! I’d like to talk about this today, because I noticed…

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Takarazuka!!!

Hey! Shanelle here! Last weekend, I attended a play that I thought would be something interesting to discuss. HaHasHas anyone heard of Takarazuka or the Takarazuka Revue before? Specific to Japan, Takarazuka is a type of popular culture that takes a unique twist on musicals. The entire cast is made up of only females! That’s…

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From Kansai to Tokyo!

Hey! Shanelle here! Guess where I went this past weekend! It’s the major city that everyone knows, the capital of Japan. If you guessed Tokyo, then you’re absolutely right! Last week, we had a long weekend – 4 whole days – so my friends and I decided to take that opportunity and spend some time…

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The Japan-Korea Relationship

Hey! Shanelle here! I’ve been in Japan for about two months now, and I have seen and experienced so many new things here! However, today, I would like to discuss a more serious topic that I learned about in one of my classes here. I discovered that there is great tension between Korea and Japan….

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Teaching High School Students!

Hey! Shanelle here! I had a truly amazing experience this past weekend that I would like to share! Last Saturday, I signed up for an event through my school, which was focused on helping Shijonawate High School students improve their English-speaking abilities. To be honest, I only decided to sign up for this in the…

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One Week Through And Loving It!

Hey, Shanelle here! I’ve been in Japan for a little over a week now, and it has been an amazing experience so far! Last week, we had orientation for school, but whenever I had the time, I wandered around exploring the area. As of now, I have been to the Shin Sekai Market, the Pokemon…

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Pre-Departure Blog: Japan

Hey! My name is Shanelle Sahadeo-Singh and I’m a junior at Rollins College studying Business Management. This fall, well actually in like a day, I will be going to Kansai Gaidai University in Japan for one semester! I have a flood of emotions overflowing from me right now as I make my last-minute preparations for…

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