Sapporo – Snow Festival, Skiing, and Birthday Celebrations

Earlier this month, I went to Sapporo to visit the Snow Festival, go skiing, and celebrate my 24th birthday. Sapporo is the fourth largest city in Japan and capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island. It is famous for its beer, food, and the annual Snow Festival, which attracts millions of visitors every year. Hokkaido is… Read More Sapporo – Snow Festival, Skiing, and Birthday Celebrations

Choir Competition and Individuality in Japanese and American Schools

Last week, it was my school’s choir competition. Choir competitions are a big deal at schools in Japan, and almost all schools, public and private, host them annually. The students prepare and practice for months, and on the day of, classes are canceled, parents come to show their support, and the students show off all… Read More Choir Competition and Individuality in Japanese and American Schools