Junior Remi Shirayanagi and her mother, Ikue Shirayanagi sit at their kitchen table discussing the different types of tea that they enjoy the most and the history behind each tea after brewing their own cups of green tea. Remi said that tea is a large portion of her family’s life, as it is included in most of her family’s meals, and, if a guest comes over, their family would present the guest with tea as a welcome gift.

Tea enthusiasts consider history, heritage, importance of tea in their lives

Kruti Subbannavar January 24, 2021

It is dinner time and as junior Remi Shirayanagi eats she takes sips of brown tea on the side. Remi said that all of her family drink tea together, mostly at mealtimes.  “I drink tea like I do water,”...

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.”...

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.

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

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...

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

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

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...

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Part 3: Continuing my obsession with Japan

blogs 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...

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Part 2: The rest of Kobe

blogs 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...


Part 1: Did someone say “Kobe?”

blogs 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...

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

Anime Club plans to meet Feb. 10

Beats 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...

Japan disasters leave lasting impacts for students here

News 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...

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

perspectives 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...

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