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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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Students' Stories about their Goden Week Holiday 11

The following is a student's story about their GW in 2019.

I went to Hiuchi Athletic Stadium on May 1st.  It's because there was a tournament.  I participated in the high jump and the mile relay.  It was the first time for me to take part in the mile relay.  I was No. 1 in the high jump.  We were No.2 in the relay.  I was very happy.  But as for the high jump, I was a little sad, because I was not able to do my best.  I want to do my best in the next tournament, so I will practice hard.

 

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"Yufaz"

Students in the first year prepared for the presentation on the topics "Disaster Prevention" and "Local Economy" on June 20th, Thursday.  They worked in groups in each class.  Some of them are going to have a presentation in the gym with a class representative on July 4th.

 

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Students' Stories about their Golden Week Holiday 10

The following is a student's story about their Golden Week Holiday in 2019.

On May fifth.  I went to Matsuyama with my family.  I enjoyed talking with them in the car on the way there.  Usually my parents are busy.  So I thought this time is important.  At noon, we arrived at Matsuyama and went shopping.  The Gintengai was full of people.  There were many foreigners because it was Golden Week.  While we were walking, a foreigner tried to talk to us.  He asked us something but I was not able to understand him clearly.  I said, "I can't speak English, sorry."  I want to catch and speak English well.  I had a special experience.  In the evening, we went to my grandmother's house.  We ate tempura there.  My grandparents and aunt were fine.  I talked about my high school life.  My aunt said, "Studying hard is very good.  But somethimes take a rest."  I said, "Thank you.  You too!"  I was able to relax and said to myself, "Do your best again!  My family's bond deepened today.  I had a good time.

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