Senior Sarah Hao remains in Japan for foreign exchange program despite pandemic

Senior Sarah Hao remains in Japan for foreign exchange program despite pandemic

Angela Qian

May 21, 2020

How did you get involved with the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program? I asked (my parents) if I could study abroad, and my dad was like, “Actually, I think this would be a really good opportunity.” I took the chance and applied because I knew that if I didn’t get accepted, it wasn’t goin...

Respect The Gestures: With Japanese exchange students arriving March 20, students, teacher explain some barriers when interacting with foreign cultures

German teacher Angelika Becker shows her antique German houses and specifically points out the clock present inside the structure. Becker said moving to America was hard because of the language divide that she had to face everyday.

Angela Qian

February 22, 2019

Last summer, junior Christian Peasley spent 21 days in Japan with a host family through the Japanese foreign exchange program. He was fully immersed in the culture, despite having known next to nothing about the country just a few years earlier. The over 30-year-old program is a partnership with our siste...

Looking Back: Japanese Exchange Students from Sister School Visit CHS (March 18)

Japanese Student Hitomi Morikata meets with Sophomore Evan Kenyon during class. The exchange students follow their hosts around during the school day.

Armaan Goel, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Japanese exchange students for Seikyo Gakuen Junior & Senior High School in Kawachinagano, Japan arrived at CHS on March 18th. The students visited CHS for six days, in which they stayed with CHS students and learned about American culture. Some of the activities planned for the students’ stay included...

Part 3: Continuing my obsession with Japan

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October 29, 2014

Since this is already my third week writing about something Japan-related, I think it’s safe to say that I’m going through some minor obsession with Japan and Japanese culture (only bits and pieces since I have no interest in their crazy fads like “yaeba teeth”). There are some things I find...

Part 2: The rest of Kobe

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October 8, 2014

Part 2: The rest of Kobe For the rest of our trip, we’ll be focusing on places to shop and to sightsee. So, without further ado, let’s see what Kobe has to offer. Yoshitakaya At this souvenir shop, one can find a range of items from foods to interesting knick-knacks. Located near the Ari...

Part 1: Did someone say “Kobe?”



September 17, 2014

Part 1: Did someone say “Kobe?” To start, clear your mind of all things basketball-related. The Kobe I am talking about is not the superstar shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers; instead, I am here to discuss the Japanese city famous for its beautiful night view and delicious beef (which, coi...

Anime Club plans to meet Feb. 10

Anime Club sponsor Rita Winters talks with a teacher during a passing period. According to Winters, Yanying Chen, Anime Club president and senior, handles all club activities. SREYA VEMURI / PHOTO


February 10, 2014

Anime Club members are planning to host their next meeting on Feb. 10 in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room after school. Club sponsor Rita Winters said Yanying Chen, Anime Club president and senior, handles all club activities. According to Chen, the club does not have any special activit...

Japan disasters leave lasting impacts for students here


April 28, 2011

Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster create personal repercussions for students with loved ones in Japan By Victor Xu <[email protected]> Following the earthquake and subsequent catastrophes of tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan, junior Youkow Homma said he was concerned for the status of his family and friends who live in Tokyo and in t...

My experience in Japan. Thirty seconds I never thought would happen to me.


March 25, 2011

By Cathy Chen <[email protected]> Friday, March 11 was our last full day in Japan. My mom and I had been doing touristy things like visiting shrines and eating sushi in and around Tokyo for a few days, and we were nearing the end of our trip. That morning my mind was filled with plans of sh...