Monday, October 13, 2008


Yesterday, I went to a sushi bar with my parents. The sushi tasted so good so I ate too mush. Recently I hear Japanese foods are so popular in the world. But I also hear sushi in the world is not Japanese sushi. It is interesting. Everything from foreign countries is changed to match.

   ↓↓Japanese sushi
↓↓Japanese sashimi

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I arrived in Japan two days ago. The flight went so well so, almost all AGUers slept soundly. The two weeks in Maryland were gone so quickly. I enjoyed so much thanks to everybody.

The first thing I did in Japan was to have eaten white rice and sashimi. I ate them two days in a row!! Japanese sashimi is much better for me than American one.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Batting Center

Yesterday, we went to a batting center. This was a first time to play baseball for a half month so I didn’t do so well but I enjoyed so much. But the batting center is the worst one I’ve ever went to!! The machines were too difficult to bat!!! Afterwards, we went back to the hotel by car. In the car, almost everybody slept. (I want to put on the photo but I don’t have it, sorry) And this post is the last one at UM. I’ll make posts after going back to Japan!!! Tank you, everybody!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

American cook out

Yesterday, we went to Nikki’s house to eat American out cook. I barbecue with my family in summer in Japan. I love it!!!! After going back to Japan, I want to do.

At Nikki’s house, there were many delicious American foods such as burgers, hotdogs and so on. They tasted so good and I ate water melon with Joe and Mike. It also delicious so Mike ate too much!!! Yesterday was beautiful day.
Thank you, Nikki’s parents and Nikki

Monday, August 11, 2008


We went to Camden Yards to see Baltimore Orioles play baseball. I love baseball, so I had been looking forward to seeing MLB. The game was exciting and I found many differences between Japanese Professional Baseball and MLB, the differences of style of cheering, atmosphere, and style of baseball. MLB is more powerful than Japan, but less technical though and the foods that are sold at the stadium are too big!!! There are many differences, but I enjoyed it so much!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Japanese sweet tea?

Yesterday, some students, Mike and I went to Teaism CafĂ©, which is a Japanese restaurant. I ordered beef ochazuke (boiled rice with tea poured on it; simple meal) and Japanese sweet tea. Before ordering, I thought Japanese tea is not sweet but I ordered and it tasted so bad, the worst tea I’ve ever drunken!!!! But ochazuke was so good!! But it was a little Americanized. At the store, there are some Koi (carp). The koi were beautiful, some are white, some are gold….. In Japan, there are many koi, so when I saw the koi, I remembered Japan.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

5th day in America

We had Dr Hallion’s lecture of diplomacy of America. The lecture was difficult to understand because she spoken in English. I did not understand what she said, so I thought I must study English more.

Afterwards nine students, Nikki and I played volleyball at the University of Maryland. The court is very beautiful, in Japan there are almost no volleyball courts on campus. The University of Maryland is very big, like a city.
Then we went to Nikki’s apartment to eat some pizzas and relax. The apartment is beautiful and also Nikki’s room!! The pizzas were delicious!! We had a nice day and I’m enjoying my time in America!!