A Reunion with Arakawa-Sensei!

17 02 2012

I was invited to attend a reunion of sort by my upper-class friend from high school with mostly her classmates and our Japanese language teacher last Sunday.

I went to an international school in Tokyo at which the rule was that our spoken language in school was English and English only except in language classes.  Many of us were so-called “returnees” – Japanese kids who have spent time abroad because their parents moved to countries or regions outside of Japan and returned after a few or in many cases many years – whose Japanese can be rather pathetic.  We have our sensei to thank for having survived the Japanese society after graduation so it was great catching up with her after all these years.

The reunion was held at the friend’s parents’ house.



2 responses

22 02 2012

What in interesting story. And the dog in the last picture is so cute!


24 02 2012
Ayako Mathies

He was a very well behaved dog. Not the little one so much, trying to eat everyone’s food.


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