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【交換留学生より】My experience in Japan Ⅱ

【出身国 / 大学】アメリカ / オザークス大学 【在学期間】2019年10月~在学中
経済経営学類特別聴講学生 CASE(ケース) JAKOB (ジェイコブ)

  

  My second semester here in Japan has been quite interesting because of the corona virus coming to Japan. My second semester started off with me going to Tokyo for a little bit before the lockdown happened as I was just meeting with some friends and taking some really cool photos of the center of Tokyo and just traveling around the Shibuya area to check out the Pokémon center and the Hachikō Statue and surprisingly got to take a picture with the statue while no one was around. Around the beginning of April I went to Hanamiyama to look at the famous Sakura trees and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had considering that seeing a Sakura was number one on my bucket list of things I wanted to see in Japan. I also spent my birthday here with a few friends despite me not being home with my family to celebrate with, but they made my experience enjoyable here so I'm thankful for everyone who helped me. My second semester of college started late because the university needed to figure out how to cope with the coronavirus and we ended up moving to online classes. It's quite a different environment because I'm very used to the classes being in person so it's been very difficult adjusting but I'm making the most of it and trying to enjoy my time here in Japan it's quite a different environment because I'm very use to classes being in person so I've been very difficult adjusting but I'm making the most of it and trying to enjoy my time here in Japan. I'm enjoying seeing all my teachers and learning as much as I can before I head home to America so I can take all the knowledge I've gained here and share it with my friends and family. And most recently the coronavirus has calm down here in Fukushima so now I'm able to go outside and enjoy spending time with my friends here so that's been the best part of the second semester here and I'm really wanting to come back for graduate school here in Fukushima so I can improve on my Japanese language ability and maybe make some more friends and just enjoy the experience that I can while I'm still young and have something to talk about when I become older. Despite everything that's happened I am very thankful to Japan, to Fukushima and most importantly everyone who has help me get here. It's an experience I'll never forget.