What Japanese University Students
Think About Russia
I'm often asked by family & friends
what's on the mind of my Japanese university students & how
they feel about various topics.
this online forum, my students will now have a voice to express their
views about different countries and/or share their overseas travels
with the online community.
First stop was America.
Zealand, Brazil, Scotland, Australia, Northern
Ireland, Italy, England, Wales, China, Saudi
Arabia, Canada, Switzerland,
This stop: Russia
More to follow in the weeks and months ahead, as
we travel around the world country by country, in accordance with the
list at the bottom of the page !
If you are a Japanese university student, feel
free to throw in your 2 cents worth and participate in the discussion.
It'd be a pleasure to hear your input. And by all means, feel free to
comment on and rate the other students' comments as well.
Have A Great Story About Russia?
Are you a Japanese university student and have a great story about Russia, the largest country in the world? Have you ever traveled there before or do you have a friend from Russia? Any opinions about the interesting & diverse Russian culture, like the dating & marriage customs, its turbulent historical relations with Japan including the ongoing dispute over control of the Kuril Islands, its status as a world economic power, its many achievements in the fields of space technology, ballet, figure skating, etc.?
Please share your views about what you like or dislike about Russia !
What Other Japanese University Students Have Said
Click below to see contributions from other Japanese university students...
Look at the picture. This is a toy called matryoshka. This is really popular in not only in Russia, but also around the world. When I was a child, I was …
People know that Russia is the biggest country in this world. Of course I knew it. But I didn't know that the population of Russia is so small, considering …
My favorite anime character is Cheburashka. Let’s learn about Cheburashka. Cheburashka is a Russian character. This character is made to be like Mickey …
Christmas in Russia
You know when Christmas is, don’t you? Of course, it’s Dec. 25th. But in Russia, it is not. They celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7th. That is because the Russian …
The bath situation of Russia
Do you like to take a bath? Even if we are Japanese, there are different ways of how to take a bath. Which do you choose: going into bathtub or only using …
Russian hot, delicious cuisines!!!
I like Russian cuisines very much because they make me hot! From now, I will introduce Russian cuisine. Please look at picture No. 1. Borscht is made of …
Although the annual range of temperature is basically wide in Russia, it’s so cold because of tundra or taiga in my image. Russian fur caps ('ywahka' in …
Of the things famous in Russia, I got interested in matreshka dolls. The name of matreshka comes from a Russian woman's name. It is divided up and down …
Russian matryoshka dolls
I think the Russian matryoshka doll is one of the most famous articles in Russia. I like the miscellaneous motifs of matyoshka dolls and often buy them …
The Vaganova Ballet Academy
Russia has a lot of wonderful culture, especially ballet. At first, ballet was invented in France, but spread to Russia. There are many famous ballet companies, …
Am I Kazuya Shikava?
In Russia, pronunciation of the “w” sound is written as “v”. For example, the first character of “vodka” sounds like a “w”. So, in Russian my name would …
The Russian Folk Religion
In the last semester, I took a Russian culture class. Through studying Russian culture, I learned about Russian folk religion in rural regions. And it …
Russian Cyrillic Alphabet
Today there are many letters in the world. They have their own unique style. But the Russian Cyrillic alphabet is the most unique for me, because it is …
Last week we studied about Russia. Although I don’t like to drink so much, what interested me about Russia was an alcoholic drink called ‘Vodka.’ According …
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