Impressions of Japan
In late-June, my son Andrew travelled to Ishidoriya, Japan with four other students and a chaperone as part of a sister-city cultural exhange. It was a significant honor for him, and the source of over six months of excitement and anticipation; among other things, Andrew loves to travel and has a deep interest in learning about, and experiencing, other cultures.
(from left; Tsuneaki, Yuta, Cory and Andrew)
He calls his two week stay with a host family in Japan “one of the best experiences of my life.” He and I sat down recently to recount that experience. Below, in .mp3 format, are excerpts of that conversation: