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Beyond class activities during the fall semester and winter vacation

November 2020 - March 2021


It's been already 5 months since Henri and Justus came to Japan, and the spring semester keeps them busy again now. Before that, Henri wrote an essay to let everyone know how he was doing during the fall semester, winter vacation, and spring vacation.

You can read his essay from below.

Hello everyone!! Guess this article will help me interact with you and my time in Japan from November 2020 to the end of March 2021. Anyway, while trying to look back from the first day, I feel like I have been living in Japan for approximately a year. Are you asking why!! I am also asking why? I will break it down. Despite the challenges of coldness and the corona situation that I encountered, my first semester and my spring vacation were incredibly magnificent. I have learnt a lot, made friends, get empowered and had fun. Importantly, I am so glad my time in Japan is helping me shape what I need to do and how my future could look like and what I need to do. Honestly, even the situation is not normal because of corona I attest to have a good time.

* You can read each essay by clicking the titles below.

Quarantine (November 25-December 8, 2020)

Japanese survival class (5 (Fri), 8 (Mon), 9 (Tues), 12 (Fri), 15 (Mon), 17 (Wed) 18th, 19th and 25th Feb 2021)

Hiroshima (5th March), Okinawa (18th March) online tour and online meditation (9th March)

Visited places in Tokyo: Ueno, Sky Tree, Yokohama, Mount Takao, Odaiba, and various shrine, parks and families (December - February)

NHK (Japanese broadcasting) video shooting (February 7, 2021) and interview with a pump manufacturer (March 24, 2021)

Crowdfunding for living expenses of refugee-Claude Niyibitanga (February 1 to 28)

Visit of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe (March 12 to 15, 2021)

Rwanda study week of MPJ Youth/ online study program (March 17-18, 2021)