Club brings Japanese culture to students

Goodness Ohia Obioha Contributor The Japan Club explores, discusses and experiences various aspects of Japan and its culture. At meetings, members present information about Japan that they are interested in. They also help students from Nagasaki, Japan, coming to Troy University. The club goes to conventions and takes occasional trips, such as their upcoming trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. “If you have an interest in anything Japanese-related, whether it’d be like history or even games or anime, I think Japan Club is, like, a really good place to go,”…

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Japanese exchange students explore the American South

Lirona Joshi Contributor Madina Seytmuraova Variety Editor The first group of Japanese students from Nagasaki arrived at Troy University on Aug. 15 for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. “Troy’s culture and history — I can feel Southern culture here,” said Saki Yanagihara, a freshman tourism major from Nagasaki. Students said they found Troy “spacious and pretty,” and described American football as their favorite thing they’ve experienced at Troy. The main difference between Nagasaki and Troy for Kazuki Kajiwara, a sophomore tourism major from Nagasaki, is the amount…

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