What Japanese University Students Think About...?
What Japanese University Students
During my longtime tenure in Japan, without
question one of my most rewarding experiences has been
at the university level. I'm often asked by family and friends
what's on the mind of my Japanese university students and how
they feel about various topics.
Honestly, I don't have a very good idea about
that, besides the occasional group discussion exercises and
informal polls I sometimes hold on how they would vote in U.S.
presidential elections (Kerry and Obama won handily in 2004
A couple years ago, we started using an
interesting textbook in one of my mid-level English conversation
classes that interviews young people from around the world. Through
this online forum, my students will now have a voice to express their
views and share their overseas travels with the online community.
First stop was America.
New Zealand. And so on, all over the world.
More to follow in the weeks and months ahead, as
we travel around the globe country by country, in accordance with the
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.
Additional online stories written by foreign exchange university
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