Varenica Gunawan describes the two months she spent living the life of a first year Japanese high school student and living with a local family.
Travelling through Japan and seeing first hand the country she had been learning about for so long was an inspirational journey writes Year 13 Cashmere High School student Rachel Batzloff.
In this article we catch up with Leadership Network member Gareth Stevens about living in Tokyo, how New Zealand is perceived in Japan and the recent visit by Prime Minister Ardern.
Four creatives from Māui Studios in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) went to China and Japan late last year to get a feel for what working in Asia and with Asian peoples is like. Watch their video for insights
Will Flavell talks about being part of the Leadership Network's te kahui Māori (Māori advisory group) who travelled to Japan in November to meet with members of the indigenous Ainu people and attend t
Tom Herdson describes his first few weeks on an Asia New Zealand Foundation business internship at Tokyo software company Fusion Systems.
Olympic sailor Sam Meech Zoomed in on classrooms around the country recently to share his stories about traveling and competing in Asia, including taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
When a delegation of Ainu people from Japan visited NZ, Leadership Network member Ben Matthews was excited to connect the group with tangata whenua using his Japanese to Māori translation skills .
Rowing NZ high performance coordinator Michele Munro writes about taking the New Zealand Junior Rowing Team to Japan.
Hamilton Boys' High School First 15 coach Logan Asplin writes about taking the team to Japan to in April where they played local teams and billeted with Japanese families.
Junaye Lowe, who interned at Shuttlerock in Japan for three months, writes: "Tokyo is a city that has everything, from beautiful temples to bustling shopping malls to summer festivals and maid cafes.
Otago Girls High School teacher Bronwyn Thomson recounts her school’s action-packed three-week trip to Japan for a class of 10 Japanese language students. The Foundation assisted to make the it possib