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July 04, 2005

A 12-Year Old's Week in Japan

There was a feature article at the weekend in a local New York news website on a sixth grader's experience on a recent exchange program to Japan. 12-year old Ben Morrison spent a week in the city of Osa (presumably the one in Okayama Prefecture) including time at the school attended by the son of his host family. Ben was impressed by the good behavior of his Japanese counterparts and the niceness of the local people in general. As with many people his age, he was thriled to be in the land of anime and feudal castles. He learned about toilet slippers and yakiniku parties. What surprised him most about Japanese school life? The fact that students rather than janitors clean up after school.
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