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Students bring Asia knowledge to tackle Japan's plastic challenge

How to encourage Japanese consumers to reduce plastic waste was the theme of this year's Asia Savvy Student Challenge, which drew on participants' knowledge of Japanese culture to find solutions.

Education / News
Japan exchange expands Waihi school's whānau

Waihi College's expanded whānau now encompasses Kyoritsu Girl’s College in Japan, thanks to a reciprocal exchange programme that enables students from both schools to experience the other's culture.

Education / News
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
Language exchange opens doors to Japanese culture

A fascination with Japanese history and culture inspired Yalu Zhou to travel to Japan to study Japanese language. She says to truly know a culture you must understand its language, and vice versa.

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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

Media / News
Japan visit provides insights into Japanese tourism

Journalist Juliet Speedy travelled to Japan recently to investigate why tourist numbers to New Zealand have been steadily falling since the early 2000s and have failed to return to pre-Covid numbers.

Sports / News
NZ Water Polo Team fascinated by Fukuoka

In Japan to compete at the world championships, the NZ Women's Water Polo Team found time to explore the streets of Fukuoka, visit the sights and get a taste of the local culture.

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Artistic swimmers immerse themselves in Japanese culture

Co-captain of the New Zealand Artistic Swimming team, Eden Worsley, describes visiting Japan and learning about Japanese culture while there for the world championships.

Sports / News
Girls shine on and off the field at Japan sevens tournament

While in Japan for the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament, the girls from Manukura School immersed themselves in the local culture by undertaking a high school visit and exploring cultural sites.

Sports / News
NZ Aikido team awed by modern and ancient Japan

Training for the World Championships in the cool of the evenings, the NZ Aikido team spent their days exploring the bustling city of Kyoto, learning about Japanese culture and taking in the sights.

Arts / Tour
Programmers Tour 2023: Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering a tour for up to six New Zealand Performing Arts Programmers to attend the Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting in December 2023.

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