6.18 Earthquake in Osaka

One of the most powerful earthquakes to rock the Kansai region in decades struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures Monday morning, leaving at least four people dead and more than 300 injured. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.1 and registered lower 6 on the Japanese intensity scale to 7, hit at 7:58 a.m. at... Continue Reading →

Osaka University

Toyonaka, Osaka ー It's been a busy few weeks moving and starting university, but I've finally settled in and have finally gotten around to updating my blog! Osaka University's entrance ceremony was held on April 3rd, marking the beginning of the school year for 6,406 new students. The first week was spent attending orientation sessions... Continue Reading →

Graduation & University Results

Minoh, Osaka Prefecture ー Graduation was held this morning and was yet another reminder of how fast time has passed since arriving in Osaka last April. It was nice seeing everyone dressed up and excited to wrap up what's been a challenging year. Most of my classmates will be heading off to Tokyo to continue... Continue Reading →

Golden Week

Osaka City ー Now that classes are in full swing, school has been getting busy! We have a kanji (Chinese character) test almost every day and a lot of vocabulary quizzes too. There is a lot to learn in only one year. My most recent task has been to remember the 17 eras of Japan and put... Continue Reading →

Osaka University – Minoh Campus

Minoh, Osaka ー Famous for Minoh Falls and home to one of Japan's oldest national parks, Minoh City has a population of just over 130,000 people. It takes around one hour to get to central Osaka from the Osaka University Minoh Campus by bus and train. Despite being considered a small city in Japan, Minoh has everything... Continue Reading →

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship

North Bay, Ontario ー Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog where I will be sharing updates throughout my time in Japan as an undergraduate student. After spending a year in Japan in high school as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, I had been searching for a way to get back to continue exploring this amazing... Continue Reading →

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