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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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