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 →

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 →

First Impressions

Osaka Prefecture ー After 26 hours of travel, I finally arrived in Osaka, Japan on April 3rd. I have now been in Japan for 2 weeks and am settling into my new environment. I am living with students from all around the world and together we have explored Minoh City and some other amazing places around... Continue Reading →

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