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Students' Essays

The following is a letter written by a student as a citizen of a host town, which says about the attraction of the hometown. 

Ehime has "Dogo Onsen."  It is a famous hot spring in Japan.  Many tourists visit there every year.  It is so good!

The Legend of White Heron:
Long, long ago, a white heron which had injured its leg found the hot spring.  It came there to soak its leg in the spring water every day.  After that, its injury was cured.  People who heard about the story used the hot spring.  There, they could relax and became rejuvenated.  Also, sick people used the hot spring and they recovered from their illness!!

When you come to Japan, please take the time to visit this spring bath.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the topic: The person I admire the most.

The person I admire the most is Mr. Ito.  The person is a junior high school teacher and an advisor of the tennis club to which I belonged.  Without the person, I wouldn't have improved tennis skills as much as now.  He told me to relax when I was nervous at the tournament.  I like his words: "At the tournament, you can only show what you have done so far."  I learned from him that if I can only do what I have done in practice, I don't have to worry too much.  I took a while to get this meaning, but once I understood it, I enjoyed playing tennis very much.  I also received so much advice that I couldn't write here.  That is why I respect Mr. Ito.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I received is a book.  It is "The Little Prince" written by Saint-Exupery.  I received it from my mother for my firthday.  I think that he wrote about friendship; responsibility, love and so on.  I like this story.  This story is written both in Japanese and plain English.  Also, I can listen to the story because the book has a CD.  In addition, pictures of this book are beautirul.  So I like this book very much.  That's why this book is a favorite book to me.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

The most memorable present I have ever received is the red lipstick which my mother gave me.  I received it when I was twelve years old.  It is unrelated to me at that time.  I still remember that time because I was so glad!  I have a special feeling for this lipstick.  So I make it a rule to use it at a special day such as my favorite artist's live, relative's wedding.  I'm sure that I continue to use it with care.  Moreover, I want to give a red lipstick to my daughter when I become a mother.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

Great-grandmother's letter is the most memorable present for me.  When I was a junior high school student, I got it from my great-grandmother.  She is very kind and quiet person.  However, she has sick in hospital.  This is the last present from my great-grandmother.  Her letter give me guts and energy.  Sometimes I read this letter.  I am missing the warmth of her skin.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What is the most memorable present you have ever received?"

I don't remember some presents which I received when I was a child and my feelings.  So, as far as I remember, the most memorable present is an album which is made to celebrate my graduation by my juniors at the junior high school.  Then, I was in the school brass club, and there are many members in the club, but few members of the same age as me.  We should not only improve our skill, but also teach the juniors hard.  I'm not good at that, so I thought I wasn't trusted by them.  I decided to tell them my apology, but before that, they said, "Thank you," and give me the handmade album.  I felt very happy and I thought my effort paid off.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

An advantage of cell phones is that you can enjoy online shopping.  It is easy to do online shopping.  If you are busy, you can buy something online.  Moreover, you can comunicate with your family at the time of a disaster.  So, you can be relieved.  A disadvantage is that you may get involved in a crime.  Today, many people use SNS.  It's easy to connect with unknown people.  Also, using cell phones is bad for our health.  Their blue light is not good for our eyes.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's answer to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

It is convenient for me to know about international movement.  So I have come to understand long sentence of English better.  However, using cell phone inappropriately.  I receive inaccurate information.  So I should understand correctly.  For these reasons, it is convenient for us if we use properly, but it is dangerous for us if we use unsuitably.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good poiints and bad points of cell phones?"

I think that the good point of cell phones is that they have touch panels which enable us to operate it easily.  If we want to play games, take photos, and search on the Internet, all we have to do is touching the screen.  It's very easy!!  On the other hand, we can connect with others easily by using cell phones, this is the bad and dangerous point of cell phones.  These days, many troubles tied to SNS happen.  There is some possibility of getting involved in such troubles.  So, we must be careful and keep the rules of using cell phones.

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Photos from Germany

Ms Ishioka, who is studying in Germany now, sent us photos of the famous sites at Munich,Marienplatz and Asamkirche.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

Cell phones have a good point.  For example, you can contact with your family and get disaster information when you suffer a disaster.  There are many earthquakes in Japan due to lying on the circum-Pacific earthquake zone.  So, it is convenient for sufferers to do such things.

On the other hand, they have a bad point.  Flick input may lead to forgetting kanji and using a keyboard slowly.  Because most people who use smart phone depend on predicted conversion system, and using flick input not using keyboard.  However, when it comes to getting a job, you have to use keyboard input.  Therefore, as is often the case with using technology, we should take advantage of cell phones skillfully.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What are the good points and bad points of cell phones?"

 Cell phones enable us to broaden our view.  That is because we can not only communicate with people all over the world anytime and anywhere but also store our memory easilu as pictures or text and share them by using cell phones.  On the other hand, the convenience of cell phones don't give us only advantages.  For example, in Japan, there is a custom that making sentence with consideration, but it has been lost.  That is bcause they don't need to write formal letter frequently.  The custom which is putting our heart into one letter may be going out of date. 

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What can you do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think we should save electricity, gas and water.  I have two reasons for this.

First, it is essential to stop global warming.  Supplying electricity and using gas release much CO2 into the atmosphere.  So, I always turn off TV and light when I don't use them.  Also, I use extra heat for cooking.  These action is effective to save energy, I think.

Second, we have torotect various creatures and beautiful scenery.  This is because they are being broken by people who build dams and dig natural gas.  People do these things because people need a lot of energy.  I have ever seen some pictures of animals which suffer from environmental destrution.

Because of these, I think it is proper for people to save energy.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What can you do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think that the activity to reduce plastic will make a good world.  I have two reasons why I think so.
Firstly, burning the plastic emits a lot of CO2.  And the process needs a lot of time.  Therefore, theplastic is not good for the environment.

Secondly, the plastics make ocean dirty.  Sometimes, people throwthe plastic waste to the ocean.  The waste can't melt quickly.  Therefore, the plastic waste flow in the oceanfor a long time.  And, some fishes and ocean animalseat the waste, and they are killed.  Sometimes we may eat the fish whicheat the waste.  It is dangerous for our health.  So, we need to reduce the plastic thrown into the ocean.

For the above reasons, I believe that we shouldreduce theplastic waste to solve our environmental problem.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question: "What can we do to solve the environmental issues?"

I think that 3Rs can solve the environmental issues.  "3Rs" means Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  I'll introdue two examples.
First, you can reduce trash by using eco-bags.  Eco-bags are thing that you can use when you go shopping to a supermarket.  Eco-bags can reduce trash that would be produced by using plastic bags.  My mother didn'T use an eco-bag before knowing 3R.  But since she knew 3R, she started using an eco-bag.  I also take an eco-bag when I go shopping.

Second, you can recycle things such as paper, plastic bottles and so on.  You can throw away such things into recycling boxes.  Then,by douing so, they can be recycled and used as another thing.

I believe that 3R works for the better environment like these two examples.  3R can give the world good influence.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's essay about "What can we do to improve the environment?"

Global warming is now gaining attentionas one of the global issues.  I think it is good for each family to take part in activities.  For example, we should keep the air conditioner at a low degree.  We should not leave water running.  While my father is brushing his teeth, he always leave water running.  When I see him doing so, I stop the running water, saying, "Don't leave the water running!  Don't waste it."  Then, he came not to do so. It is important for each of us to be careful about everything in our life.

Also, the forests destroyed for the benifit and livelihood of people are increasing. I was sad to hear the news that a koala got a serious burn because of slash-and-burn farming in Australia.  I think it is threatening not only the environment but also animal life.  Tree planting is effective.  Animals and insects can get homes again and decreasethe amount of CO2.

Therefore, we should continue to think about living with nature. 

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What can we do to protect the environment?"

Japan is working on solving the environmental issues.  It's important to consider the way to solve them.  Then, I came up with the idea.  It is that people in the world grow up their own trees.  There are two reasons.

First, plants produce oxygen, but they are decreasing now.  It's because people don't plants after they cut and use them.  Then, all people grow trees, and then they can increase them.

Second, plants can be some creatures' homes.  It's necessary for us to preserve them.

For these reasons, I think the idea that dpeople all over the world own their trees will solve the environmental issues.

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Students' Essay

The following is a student's response to the question, "What can you do to improve the environment?"

I think that it is good for the environment to pick up a trash.  I have two reasons.

Firstly, if we do that, the places where we pick up trsh will be clean.  I joined a volunteer work on the last summer vacation. After the firwork festival, I went to the river bank and picked up trash.  It was very early morning, so I was sleepy.  I wanted to finish.  But when my teacher said to me, "There was no trash.  This place is clean.  It's thanks to you," I was happy.  I thought it is good to pick up trash.

Secondly, it is easy to pick up trash.  Even small children can do.  And even for a short time, we can do.  So we should pick up trash for the environment.

In this way, I think it is effective to pick uptrash.  So I want to join volunteer activities from now on.  And I want to pick up trash in many places such as schools and parks myself.  To pick up trash is easy and we feel good when the places are cleaned.  So it is effective.

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YFU Short-Term Exchange Student

A YFU short-term student came to our school.  She is from the Republic of the Philippines.  She is going to study as a member of 1-6 until February the 6th, Thursday. 

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Presentation Contest

On January the 15th, "The 38th Shikoku Senior High School Students' Presentation Contest on International Understanding" was held at IYO Yume Mirai Hall in Iyo city.  ESS International Understanding Club members made a presentation and they won the good performance award.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

I like sunny weather, especially the one in summer.  I like to eat hot food in hot weather.  And I liketo get exercise on a sunny day outside in summer.  I like to sweat like a pig after that.  Talking about this story to friends, they say "You are so funny."

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

I like sunny days, but I like a little chilly weather better than very humid one, because a little chilly weather is very comfortable to run a marathon.  So I think a sunny day in fall is suitable for taking exercise.  From the above, my favorite weather is sunny and a little chilly one.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite weather is sunny.  I like to play badminton with my friend in that weather.  If it is sunny in spring, I want to visit the Kamogawa River, because there are many cherry trees along the river.  When they are in full bloom, the place is really  beautiful.  I want to eat bento, or a box lunch, with my friends there.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite kind of weather is chilly.  I want to drink something hot in that weather.  I often drink hot green tea or hot milk.  Drinking something hot makes me relaxed.  Also, I want to wear warm pajamas.  I like GU's pajamas in that weather.  They are warm enough to sleep.  I will be deeply asleep I wear the pajamas.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question; "What's your favorite weather?  What do you like to do in that weather?"

My favorite weather is sunny.  In a sunny weather, I always want to walk out.  I can feel warm while walking outside.  When I feel warm, I can be relaxed and be fine.  In winter, very strong wind runs toward me and trees.  When the wind blows, many leaves leave the trees and they seem to feel cold.

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YFU Exchange Student

Edvin, an exchange student from Finland, is leaving Saijo.  He has been in Saijo for about ten months, learning Japanese, enjoying Saijo High School, and local events.  At the assembly, on December 20th, he made a speech and expressed a thankful feeling to teachers, classmates, teammates and all the people who have shared time together here.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is Hanshin Tigers shop, AIPUS. The shop sells Hanshin Tigers goods.  I like the team very much.  So, I often go to the store.  But it is located in Hyogo prefecture.  It takes much time to go there.  But if you go there, you will become one of the Hanshin Tigers fans.

 

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is "GEO."  You can borrow DVDs, CDs and comic books, and buy them too.  I often buy used DVDs of varietyshows andmovies.  They are cheaper than other stores'.  If they are not in good condition, thestore guarantees them.  These days DVDs at the shop are getting more and more expensive because of the increased rate of consumption tax.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

I want to recommend EAON Mall to go shopping.  It has various brands, not only clothes but also shoes.  I often fo there.  You can enjoy not only shopping but also seeing a movie, eating andso on!!  When I go there, times passes very rapidly!!  EAON has everything you need!  You should go there.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is GU.  The store is at the mall in my hometown.  The name means "freecome" and it means "ziyu(GU)" in Japanese.  This store sells cheap and stylish clothes.  So, this store is popular among the young people.

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ESS International Understanding Club

On December 4th, Wednesday, Ehime Senior Hish School Presentation Contest on International Understanding was held at Iyo Agriculture High School.   ESS international understanding club members took part in the contest and won the first prize.   They made a presentation on bilingual maps they had made.  They talked about what they had been doing for the better interaction between local citizens and foreign visitors.

 

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your favorite store?  Describe and recommend it!"

My favorite store is LAWSON.  It is one of the convenience stores.  It was used as a mild store in the past.  Therefore, its symbol is a bottle of milk.  It sells "Karaage-kun," or fried chicken.  I like it, but the goods are a little expensive there.

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Students' Essays

The foollowing is a studetnt's response to the question, "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

School uniforms has a bad side.  For example, a difference of male or female.  Most school uniforms are divided into pants or skirts.  And teachers often ban male students to wear skirts and female students to wear pants.  The young can't wear proper uniforms they think.  Compulsion of school uniforms sometimes becomes a sexual discrimination.  Noweadays, a lot of people make their own sexual orientation public.  We should understand and accept them.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

I'm against school uniforms.  I have two reasons.  First, I feel confortable.  It is becuase I always wear the same uniform as my friends.  So, it is difficult for me to show my personality to the full.  If iI wear everyday clothes, I can feel relaxed and ave a good time.Second, if I wear the school uniforms, I feel sometimes too hot or too cold because I can't choose which clothes I should wear.  Also, I want to enjoy choosing clothes which I wear everyday.For these reasons, I'm against school uniforms.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

I have two opinions of the good points of school uniforms.  First, we don't choose our clothes every day.  Second, we cange our feelings vy wearing school uniforms.  On the other hand, I think that some people may suffer from wearing school uniforms.  They may hate to wear pants and skirts.  I'm against present school uniforms.  Present school uniforms are different widely between men's and women's.  I have my opinion.  It is to change choices men's and women's and to standardize one design of the school uniform.  Then I agree with school uniforms but it should be put ingenuity into the design.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

I'm for school uniforms because there are several advantages to them.  First, we can save time.  I want to sleep as ong as possible.  So I don't have time to coordinate clothes in the morning.  We don't have to worry about vhoosing what to wear.  Second, we can have an awareness of being a member of our school by wearing the school u niform.  Finally, it is important to pass down a tradition to future genarations.  School uniforms have veen worn for a long time and it has history and tradition in each school.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "Which is worse, arguing with someone orfiving someonethesilent treatment?"

I think that giving someonethe silent treatment is worse, because I felt sad when my friend gave me that treatment. I talked to her to solve theproblem.  Now my friend and I are getting along very well.  It is important for us to be nice to each other.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "Which is worse, arguing with someone orfiving someonethesilent treatment?"

I think giving someonethesilent treatment is worse.  It is because if we argue with someone, possibly, we can solve the problem.  But if we give someone the silent treatment, we can't solve it.  I have solved a problem by arguing with my friend.  I don't like giving someone the silent treatment.

 

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Ehime Senior High School Cultural Festival

On November 16th, Saturday, a science presentation contest was held.  The contest is part of Ehime Senior High School General Cultural Festival, and was held in the Science Museum in Niihama.
6 groups took part in the preliminary poster presentation session, and 4 groups progressed to the finals.  Two chemistry groups and one earth science group won the Good Performance Award, and one earth science group won the Incentive Award.

Groups which won the Good Performance Awards are going to take part in the nationwide contest in 2020.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "Which is worse, arguing with someone orfiving someonethesilent treatment?"

I think that giving someone thesilent treatment is worse.  I have two reasons.  First, I felt sad when my friend gave me the silent treatment once.  I didn't know why she got angry, and I was bothered.  Second, giving someone thesilent teatment can't solve your problems.  It is important to talk about them and admit each other's opinions.

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Multi Science Ⅰ(Interim Presentation)

On November 12th, Tuesday, Interim Presentation of Multi Science I, which is the subject Saijo High School sets, was held. 

Group Kabu-chan's, made a model poster presentation.  Their research theme is "Mystery of horseshe crabs--why they, one of the endangered species, have escaped mass extinction."   Ms Yamasaki from Okayama Prefectural Tamashima Senior High School and Mr Sato from Takamatsu Daiichi Senior High School gave them tips to improve their presentation.

Second year students, in total 57 groups of them, made a interim presentation respectively.  30 groups are working on research study in the field of liberal arts, while 27 groups on natural science.  First year students also took part in the presentation as audience.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "Which is worse, arguing with someone orfiving someonethesilent treatment?"

I think giving someone the silent treatment is worse.  It's because doing so makes them sad.  When I was given the silent treatment by my brother, I felt sad.  Also, I think arguing with womeone is important,because we can't communicate without tellingour minds.  I think if we are angry at someone, we should tell them what we feel frankly.

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Science Contest for Senior High School Students 2019 (Ehime University)

On November 10th, Sunday, Engaging Science Contest for Senior High School Students 2019 was held at Ehime University.  Eight students took part in the contest.  They progressed to the finals.  They won the Ehime Prefectural Board of Education Award for the second prize.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "Which is worse, arguing with someone orfiving someonethesilent treatment?"

I think giving someone the silent treatment is worse.  It's because I felt sad when I was given that treatment by my friend.  I am stubborn and I am poor at saying "I'm sorry."  Because of this, we couldn't be friends for a while.  I always argue with my friend to solve a problem saying "Sorry."  But I think relationship trouble is one of the experiences worth having.

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Yu-fa-z(International Understanding and Medical Affairs)

On October 31st, Thursday, 1st year students had "Yu-fa-z."  Students who represented each class made a presentation on "International Understanding" and "Medical Affairs."  They referred to what they had learned through lectures by Saijo City Hall staff and what students themselves had researched, and they suggested their plans to improve the present situation their community is facing.  The 1st year students all actively participated in the presentation and the question and answer session as well.

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The 16th High School Students' Grand Contest on Chemistry

On October 26th, Saturday, at Osaka City University, the 16th High School Students' Grand Contest on Chemistry.  Our students made an presentaion on Ishizuchi Kurocha, or black tea.  Their topic was "Scientific Analysis of Ishizuchi Kurocha: For Good Taste and Good Health."

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Saijo Halloween Party 2019

Saijo City Halloween Party was held in Saijo Shopping Mall on October 26th, Saturday.  Some of our students took part in the event as volunteer staff.  Uchinuki Wartern, or Saijo High School Mascot, was an "idol."  Young children looked happy when taking a picure with the mascot.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

I think it is a good point of school uniforms that we don't have to choose clothes to go to school everyday.  I am for school uniforms.  I have two reasons to support my opinon.  First, they enable us to save several minutes to choose clothes.  Students are very busy.  Second, wearing schol uniforms is economical.  We don't need to buy many clothes.  School uniforms should be changed, because Japanese clomate has changed.  Old-fashioned designs such as sailor suit or gakuran are difficult to suit the change of temperature.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school students?"

School uniforms make us feel part of the group.  It prevents discrimination based on clothes and saves time, effort and money.  There's no need to buy new clothes or think about what to wear.  Uniforms could help us study and "get into concentration mode" in a way how our roms might slow down our studying becayse it's a place of comfort.  Bad sides include no chances to express individuality or uniqueness.  Teenagers are at a point of their lives where they have to discover themselves but uniforms hinder that development.  Uniforms also makes us identifiable, which in turn represents the school.  Since it's possible to five the schol a bad reputaion, it calls for stricter rules.  Strict rules make the atmosphere unconfortable, where as wearing our own clothes would ake  us feel relaxed, and of course people are more comfortable if they get to choose what to wear.  I'm not against school uniforms, but I think there is an alternative solution.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question, "What's your opinion about school uniforms for high school studetns?"

It is often said that school uniforms make it difficult to express individuality.  I'm sometimes convinced of the idea and think that I want to wear my favorite clothes, but now I'm not against school uniforms.  One day, I had a chance to visit a nursing home.  I talked with the elderly and then, she said to me, "Your school unifrm reminds me of my school life."  She told me a lot of her experiences of her school life.  The school life is different from present school life.  However, my school u niform connects present with the past.  I think not changing thins like school uniforms are important.  Tradition connects various things.

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Students' Essay

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

I want to become a famous game creator.  Also, I want to work to work in Nintendo.  Nintendo is one of the most popular companies which produce video games.  for example, Super Mario series, Seruda series and Carbee series.  I am watching many video games and studying to learn compter techniques at university.  I would often play video games with my friends, and then I feel a great joy.  That's why I want my dream to come true.  When it comes true, I will be a man who can make an effort to reach my aim.

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Yu-fa-z(Medical Affairs 2)

On October 7th, 1st year students had a review of the lecture of Yu-fa-z given last week.  They thought deeply about the medical issues in Saijo.

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Yu-fa-z (Medical Affairs 1)

On October 3rd, 1st year students had a lecture on medical affairs in Saijo, especially the present situation of the affairs.

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Yu-fa-z(International Understanding 3)

On September 30th, 1st year students had Yu-fa-z.  They thought about new events which they thought would promote a local society friendly to people with multicultural background.  They shared the ideas in groups and in class.

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Research Study(Business Course)

On September 26th, one of the research study groups in the business course, whose theme is Saijo Festival, put together parts of Danjiri, or a float for the local festival.

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Students' Essay

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

I want to go to an island during my summer vacation.  I wanted to go to Hawaii before this lesson, but now, I want to go to the Philippines, because I was recommended to visit the country.  The Philippines have more than 7,000 islands!  So I want to visit all the islands with my friends!!  I want to try surfing, swimming, scuba diving and so on.

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Multi-Science Ⅰ

From September 17th to 20th, Mr. Mukai and three graduate students from Ehime University visited us and gave advice on our research study.  This visit is part of the trial program which involves graduate school students majoring in pedagogy in research study at high school.

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Yu-fa-z (International Understanding 2)

On September 19th, students in the first year had a lecture on international understanding 2.  They shared the ideas about events which they think will lead to the intercultural understanding in the local area.  Then they got information about what kind of international events Saijo City offer to its citizens.

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Students' Essays

The following are a students' responses to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

★ My dream vacation is to go to Bolivia.  I want to go to Salar de Uyuni.  It is so beautiful.  I want to go there with my family.  I want to walk on the lake and I want to take a lot of pictures.

★ I want to go to the South Pole.  I want to go there with my friends.  I believe I can enjoy the view there.  I want to watch unique animals, too.  But I don't want to feel cold.

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Students' Essays

The following are students' responses to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

★ I want to go to space.  I want to experience zero gravity.  I want to "swim."  I am going to go to space with my brother.  We are going to be "Space brothers."

★ I want to go to Miyagi and Iwate on my birthday.  I want to go with my friends.  I want to visit many places drawn in "Haikyu," which features high school volleyball players.  I want to enjoy talking and experience Haikyu's world.  I hope this plan will be true.

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Yu-fa-z(International Understanding)

On September 13th, 1st year students had a lecture about international understanding.  A lecturer from Saijo City Hall talked about a local community with foreigners.  Students thought about what they can do to build a city where both local and forein citizens respect cultures with each other.

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Exchange Students Visited Us

On September 11th, Wednesday, two exchange students who are studying at the graduate school of Kyoto University visited us.  They are now staying at Kanbe and Senjo respectively for their research study.  A student from Vietnam is studying Japanese culture, and a French student is working on local resources.  ESS international understanding club students introduced popular sweets shops in Saijo.  They had a pleasant interaction.    

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

I want to go to Hawaii with someone I love in the future.  My birthday is in winter, so I want to go to Hawaii because it is warm.  I think that there is a beautiful sea.  I want to try some local food.  I  have never been abroad.  So I want to go abroad.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

I want to become a parkour performer and to build a big parkour gym in Ehime.  To make my dream come true, I practice various techniques so hard.  It's sometimes difficult and dangerous, but I can't stop playing parkour.  I'm so fascinated by parkour.  My first meeting with parkour was a Japanese action movie.  I felt in love with that cool performances at first sight.  I want to try to spread it in Japan.  When I succeed, I will get supremely happy.

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Report on Science Technology Tour

On September 9th, Monday, students who took part in the science technology tour(Kanto and Kansai area) made a presentation about what they learned at the institutions, laboratories, universites and so on.

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Kanto Course: Students visited National Musium of Science, Tsukuba Space Center, NIMS(National Institutions for Materials Science), Nippon Steel Kashima Plant, Tokyo University and so on.

Kansai Course: Students visited Hanashin Awaji Earthquake Memorial Center/Human and Disaster Prevention Future Center, RIKEN, SSH Students' Presentation Contest, Osaka University, Nojima Fault Awaji Preservation Museum and so on.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

I want to be a surgeon in the future.  There are two reasons.  First, I'm interested in medical practice because of the influence of my family.  My mother is a nurse, and my father is a radioloogist.  My sister studies hard to be a nurse.  So I want to work in the hospital.  Second, salaries are high and stable.  It is important to live comfortably.  I study hard to become a good surgeon.  Also, I sow interest in illness.  When my dream comes true, I can save many lives.  For example, when I become a surgeon, I can treat diseases such as cancer and heart disease.  I want to be a good surgeon and save many lives.

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"CanSat KOSHIEN"- The Japanese High School CanSat Championship

On August 31st, Saturday, "CanSat KOSHIEN(Shikoku Area)" was held at Marine Park Niihama.  Saijo High School students, who are working on the research study with Niihama National College of Technology, took part in the Shikoku tournament.  Students who are studying technology at college or high school participated, and out students did their best.  They were ranked the third and won the incentive award.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

My dream is to be an anatomist.  Now I prepare for my dream.  Frst, I'm going to go to Germany from August.  In Germany I'll learn medical welfare and anatomy.  Second, I study English and Germany because I want to be an anatomist.  Because I think that anatomy is medical cure of the future.  We can solve unknown diseases by anatomy.  I feel infinite possibilities for anatomy.  If I became anatomist, I work to increase the anatomic rate in Japan.

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From Germany

A student in our international literature and science course, who has been involved in the program "Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative," is now in Germany learning German at YFU language camp with some Japanese students.  They will soon start their school life as exchange students.  The article about them was on the local newspaper.   

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

My dream is working in obstetrics and gymecology.  When my brother was born, I was impressed.  So, I want to work helping mothers and babies.  Of course, child birth is very difficult.  There is no telling what will happen.  That's why I will be able to know the preciousness of life.  And I think I can be more kind to people.  To realize it, I'm studying hard now.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

I am going to win the jackpot of a lottery and live the rest of my life in a beach house somewhere in the USA.  PPlan B is to marry a rich person and live in their house while also not working.  They say that "time is money" but for me llove is money and money is love.  If all of this doesn't work, I think I'll do something related to computers.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What is your dream?"

My dream is to be an editor.  I've liked books since I was a child.  So I yearn to be an editor who can support writers.  I read books deliberately.  I also try to read all books in the library because I should learn how to detect food writing.  If I were an editor, I would feel happy by bringing good books to many people.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

I want to go to Osaka with many dogs in the future.  I want to go shopping, take a lot of photos for instagram and eat takoyaki.  I want to visit other places with dogs because I love dogs.  I'm excited about my future.

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Science Camp with Kyoto University

On August 24th and 25th, our students took part in a science camp (sponsored by Kyoto University) .  The camp was held at Saijo City Regional Revitalization Center and other places in Saijo City.  On the afternoon of the 24th and the morning of the 25th, our students had a field work around rice terraces in Senjo.  After that they gave a presentation on their research to local citizens at the local community center.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

My dream vacation is traveling abroad around the world.  I especially want to go to America.  It's because I like to watch baseball games.  MLB is very exciting for me.  I want to watch NBA, too.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's response to the question "What's your dream vacation?"

I want to go overseas, such as America and Brazil.  When I am able to be accepted to a college, I will go to America with new friends.  I think we can have experiences that we can't have in Japan.  I want to try the local food because they look delicious on TV.  Also I want to see traditional places and natural environments.

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Students' Essays

The following is a student's resonse to the question "What's our dream vacation?"

I want to go to Fukui during summer vacation.  I want to go with my family.  I want to see diansours' bones and touch them,  I really want to discover new dinasours' bones.  It will be a good experience.

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High School Students' Research Presentation Contest in Yamaguchi

On August 19th and 20th, High School Students' Research Presentation Contest was held in Yamaguchi.  High schools which have science and math course in Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu areas took part in it.  Ten students of our school's science and math course, who had the research study  in the fields of mathematics, chemistry and earth science, participated in the contest and they made a presentation.

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Students' essays

The following are responses to the assignment "If you take a foreigner to some tourist sights in Japan, what place will you recommend?"

★ I will introduce Okinawa.  I have visited there once.  I have three reasons why I want to introduce it.  First, nature of Okinawa is beautiful.  We can see coral reef and brilliantly fish in the sea.  Also we are able to swim together.  Second, we should learn about World War Ⅱ.  The Second World War had a major influence all over the world.  Third, staying in Okinawa makes us feel at ease.  For these reasons, I will introduce Okinawa.

★ I recommend you should visit Nara Park.  It is very popular among foreigners.  In Nara Park, we can give deer some food.  But you should be careful because they eat anthing.  There is Todaiji temple near Nara park.  There, you can see the Gread Buddha.  It is so big and wonderful.  We can have many precious experiences.  Let's visit Nara Park and give deer food!

 

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Students' Essays

The following are responses to the assignment "If you take a foreigner to some tourist sights in Japan, what place will you recommend?"

★ If I take a foreigner to some tourist sights in Japan, I will recommend Hiroshima.  I have been to Hiroshima many times.  There are many places to visit.  For example, Matsuda doom stadium, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Yamato Museum, Miroku no sato, and so on.  We can watch baseball games in Matsuda Stadium.  It's very exciting.  Miroku no sato is an amusement park.  Most people can enjoy visiting there.  So I want foreign tourists to go to Hiroshima.

★ I want to take you to "Mizuki Shigeru road."  I have never been  there.  I also want to go there.  There are a lot of unique Japanese ghosts which were made by Mizuki Shigeru.  Mizuki Shigeru is a famous Japanese cartoonist.  His most famous comic is "Gegege no kitaro."  My favorite ghost is "Tofu kozo."  You will be happy if you visit there!

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Science Technology Tour (Kansai area)

From August 6th to the 8th, our students took part in a science technology tour in Kansai area.  They learned much about science at the institutions such as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial/Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, RIKEN, Osaka University, Nojima Fault Prevention Museum,andso on.  Some of them also made a presentation at the SSH students' research presentation contest held in Kobe.

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Science Technology Tour (Kanto area)

From August 5th to the 7th, our students took part in the science technology study tour in Kanto area.  They visited National Science Museum, JAXA, NIMS, Nippon Steel Corporation(Kashima branch), Tokyo University and so on.

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If you take a foreigner to some tourist sights in Japan, what place will you recommend?

The following are responses to the assignment "If you take a foreigner to some tourist sights in Japan, what place will you recommend?"

☆ I want  you to go to Yukimoto Farm.  There are many fruits in each season.  In spring, we can enjoy strawberry picking.  In the farm, strawberries are so big and sweet.  They are so delicious.  In fall, we can eat plums.  They are very red and look so delicious.  They are  healthy for us.  Also, we can enjoy grape picking.  The grapes are juicy and sweet.  Yukimoto farm is in Tambara in Saijo.  Tambara is famous for fruits.  Why don't you go to Yukimoto farm in Tambara?

☆ I will recommend Love Crepe to Edvin.  Love Crepe is near Saijo High School.  It sells the various crepe as strawberry crepe.  Students of my school often go there after school.  I like caramel crepe the best in the shop.  It is very good, and it gives me energy.  Also, my friends and I are going to go there today.  I'M looking forward to eating crepe.

 

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Short-term Exchange Students from the US

Last July we accepted short-term exchange students from the US. 

Two students from New Jersey paid a visit on July 9th.  They had PE and calligraphy classes with the students in 1-7 and an English lesson with 1-6 students.

Three YFU exchange students spent two weeks at Saijo high school and experienced a Japanese high school life.  They took part in club activities, a group match and cheering for the Saijo baseball team. 

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Interaction with students from Kahoku University, China

On July 30th, the ESS club members interacted with students from Kahoku University, who had stayed in Saijo.  They seemed a little nervous at first, but gradually they became on friendlier terms through group talk.  They had a fun time over Pon-Mame, or local sweets made from rice, and a game called "Fruit Basket Turnover."

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Lecture on Hawaii

On July 19th, the ESS international understanding club members invited two interns at EPIC, both of whom are from Hawaii University.  Our students learned many aspects of Hawaii, such as geography, music, clothing, local food and local language.  They also made a presentation on the charms of Saijo.

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Lecture on Ichinokawa Kiankoku, or stibnite

On July 20th, Mr. Watanabe, a president of the organization, is now working on treasuring the future of Ichinokawa mine.  He gave a lecture at our school.  Students of the chemistry club and the business course had his lecture.  Mr. Watanabe has been studying Ichinokawa mine for a long time.  He talked about the history of stibnite mined at Ichinokawa, and also he told us that Ichinokwa stibnite is exhibited at the British Museum and is a legacy Saijo citizens can be proud of.

 

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To produce Kiankou, or stibnite

On July 20th and 21st, Mr. Matsushita, who works for NIMS visited our school.  Mr. Matshita is studying stibnite and he gave advice to the students who are working on the research study on Kiankou, or stibnite.  They are now working on producing the mineral.  By studying under what condition stibnite could be produced, they might find out why stibnite which was mined out at Ichinokawa, Saijo,is among the ones with the largest crystals in the world.

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Science Technology Tour

On July 19th, Friday, our students took part in the company tour.  They visited Shikoku Power Plant Sakaide and Kagawa branch of Mitsubishi Chemical Institution, both of which are located in Sakaide City,Kagawa. Students learned about what both companies are working on, and had a facility tour.

 

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Students' Answer to the Task "Is fod in Japan healthy?"

The following is a student's answer to the task, "Is food in Japan healthy?"

I think that food in Japan is healthy.  It is because Japanese food uses fish, vegetables and meat.  So Japanese who eat them live for a long life.  I often eat Japanese food.  So I have not been sick for five years.  I eat a lot of vegetables every day.  Especially, I often eat tomatoes, because they have a lot of lycopene.  So it is very good.

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Students' Answer to the Task "Is food in Japan healthy?" 2

The following is a student's answer to the task, "Is food in Japan healthy?"

I don't think food in Japan is healthy.  First, junk foods are increasing in Japan.  Second, some Japanese foods use dangerous additives.  EU stops using several additives that Japanese food still includes.  I am afraid that food in Japan is unsafe and unhealthy.

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Basic Science Seminar

On the afternoon of July 12, the first conference of SSH management and guidance commettee was held.  Prior to the meeting the Basic Science Seminar Lesson was open to guests and visitors.  Students in 1-2 made a presentation in English on four scientific phenomena such as Gaussian accelerator, Return cylinder, Melting ice and Rotating magnet.  They were doing their best to make themselves understood.

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Multi Science 1 (Research Study)

On July 12th, the debriefing session of research study for the students in literature course was held.  Our students made a presentation on their study which they have been working on since this April.  Teachers from Ehime Prefectural Education Center gave the students advice on how they should make their research a fruitful one, how they could make their presentation effective, and how important it is to refer to previous studies.


  

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Multi Science 1 (Research Study)

On July 10th, the debriefing session of research study for the students in math and science course was held.  Our students made a presentation on their study which they have been working on since this April.  Teachers from Ehime Prefectural Education Center and Niihama Industrial College of Technology gave the students advice on how they should make their research a fruitful one, how they could make their presentation effective, and how important it is to refer to previous studies.

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Yu-fa-z

Students' Presentation on "Disaster Prevention" and "Local Economy"

On July 4th, students in the first year had Yu-fa-z.  7 groups (one out of each group) had their presentation on "Disaster Prevention" or "Local Economy."   Each group did their best and they had an active session of questions and answers.

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Students' Answers to the Task "Is food in Japan healthy?" 1

The following is a student's answer to the task, "Is food in Japan healthy?"

I think that food in Japan is healthy.  I have two reasons.  First, Japanese food take a lot of nutrition.  Second, there are a lot of chemical-free vegetables in Japan.  They are safer than others.  These are the reasons why I think food in Japan is healthy.

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Students' Stories

The following are students' answers to the task "What team do you join now?  Try to write about it in more detail." "To someone who hasn't joined any teams.  What are you interested in?  What do you enjoy doing?"

☆ I am in the photography club.  I usually take pictures of animals and scenery.  I like landscape photos.  Also, I like taking pictures.  We can take pictures with our own cameras.  So we can take our favorite pictures.  It is very fun for me.

☆ I am in the English Speaking Society club.  It is a poular club in my high school.  There are about thirty people in the club.  We usually enjoy studying English.  I like to talk with other students in English.

☆ I am on the soccer team.  I started soccer when I was seven years old.  So I have been playing it for nine years.  I like to play soccer, because I like sports.  I want to try baseball and basketball.  But I don't have time to play them.

☆ I'm interested in TV programs such as the news, sports, travel, and comedy programs.  I enjoyed watching these programs.  My hobby is collecting stamps.  They are very beautiful.  I want to have more hobbies.

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Students' Stories about their Golden Week Holiday 12

The following is a student's story about their GW holiday.

On April 27, I went to see a basketball game with my friends which our seniors took part in.  The game was held in Imabari Industrial High School.  There were two games on the first day, and on the second day, there was a rivival of the losing teams.  Our seniors had 1 win and 1 loss.

On April 28, our school team had the loser revival match with the team from Imabari Kita High School, who lost a match the previous day.  We cheered for our team with all our might.  Our team lost the game.  It meant that they had to retire.  I was very sad.  But it was good to see the seniors' games.  It was good to become a manager of the male basketball team.  I love my seniors.

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Field Trip

On June 27th, YFU short-term exchange students had a field trip around Saijo Senior High School.  They visited Kodomono-kuni, and had a close look at the Danjiri, Mikoshi, and Taikodai, all of which are decorated floats for Saijo Festival held every autumn.  Then they visited Saijo's Local Museum and they learned about some of the collection there.  They also paid a visit to Suito Market, looked at the local fruits and vegetables and tasted Uchinuki, Saijo's underground spring water.

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YFU Exchange Students

YFU short-term exchange studetns have arrived from US.  They are going to stay in Saijo for about a month and experience high school life with us.

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