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Kapiti exchange student gets a taste of Japanese high school

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.

Education / News
Japan 'like second home' following class visit

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.

Education / News
Action-packed Japan trip for Dunedin girls

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

News / News
Maori design agency's Japan and China visit

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

Business / News
Warm welcome eases business intern into life in Japan

Tom Herdson describes his first few weeks on an Asia New Zealand Foundation business internship at Tokyo software company Fusion Systems.

Leadership / News
Leadership Network members discuss indigenous issues in Japan

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

Leadership / News
Japan connections run deep for Leadership Network member

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 .

Sports / News
Junior rowers take in the sites and feel the heat in Japan

Rowing NZ high performance coordinator Michele Munro writes about taking the New Zealand Junior Rowing Team to Japan.

Sports / News
Tour of Japan an eye-opening experience for first XV

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.

Business / News
Best of Japan is the people

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.

Sports / News
Wheel Blacks take up taiko challenge in Japan

We talk to Wheel Black Cody Everson about playing wheelchair rugby in Japan and learning about and having a go at taiko drumming.

Sports / News
First XV Japan trip a 'jump into the unknown'

With only one person out of a group of 32 having travelled there before before, Saint Peter's College First XV's trip to Japan was always going to be an incredible learning experience.

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