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Day 14: Homeward Bound

This morning Handsworth students gathered at Inage with their suitcases in tow. Our morning consisted of a couple of different activities. First was an English conversations class where students from Inage and Handsworth compared dress code, school timetables, classes and … Continue reading

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Day 13: Inage Kotogakko

Handsworth students gathered this AM at Inage High School (kotogakko) filled with stories of their Sunday excursions with their homestay families. Today we spent a full day, just as students at Inage do, going from class like any other Japanese student … Continue reading

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Day 11: Tokyo Disneyland

Today was an exciting and carefree day for students.  Everyone met at 9am this morning outside of Tokyo Disneyland.  After a group photo and some instructions about what the next couple of days will look like, students broke off into … Continue reading

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Day 10: Views Over Tokyo

Tokyo SkyTree, the world’s tallest tower and second tallest structure after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, offers spectacular views of the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mount Fuji, 60 miles southwest. … Continue reading

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Day 9: Chiba City Ambassadors

Chiba city is the capital of Chiba prefecture, and the sister-city of North Vancouver. Today, Handsworth students took on the responsibility of representing our city as ambassadors with a visit to the Mayor’s office. We began our day by meeting … Continue reading

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Day 8: South Through Seikan

Japan’s Seikan Tunnel, connecting the islands of Hokkaido with northern Honshu, is 53km long, with 23km of that under the seabed. And although the students have had fun holding their breath through some of the tunnels we’ve driven through, it … Continue reading

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Day 7: Hospitable Hakodate

Hakodate is one of the southernmost cities of Hokkaido and also one of its most touristed. Like so many other of Hokkaido’s cities, it is known for its ramen and dairy, but also for its cheesecake. Our group enjoyed the … Continue reading

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