I thought college in Japan was supposed to be easy?

24 Oct

Well let me tell you now that that is a myth, well at least it is here at Tsuda. I am drowning in homework. Kanji test with 25 new Kanji and 80 vocab each week, 2 work sheets, 1 essay, reading 5 pages and meeting with a tutor once a week for 1.5 hours. The benefit is that my Japanese should be amazing when I leave next year.

Luckily I can escape on weekends but with curfew even that is hard. I spend my weekends eating crepes in Harajuku, shopping in Shibuya and karaoke in Kokubunji. I went to see the movie Hafu which is an excellent document about Biracial Japanese people. Check it out if you get a chance. It’s being released in cities around the world in the upcoming weeks. I also got to meet with a professional sumo wrestler this past week! Winter festival is coming up and I have a gymnastics meet that same weekend. Life is busy but better than the last time I blogged. I’m erasing people that cause me stress and focusing on enjoying my time abroad.Image


3 Responses to “I thought college in Japan was supposed to be easy?”

  1. Ariell December 7, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Hey! I really like you blog, keep it up!^^ I’m also a black girl planning to study at Tsuda College next fall. But what’s this about this curfew thing? Do you get in trouble if you break it?

    • jbrieo December 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

      Well actually the doors to the dorm lock at 11:20pm so if you make it in the gate, you may not make it in the dorms and be left howling outside for someone to let you in lol. I believe we can be late 6 times in a year (and by late I mean 20 minutes). If we know we will miss it we usually just plan to do late night karaoke, sleep in Denny’s or an internet cafe. If you have any more questions feel free to ask!

      • Ariell December 18, 2013 at 8:39 am #

        Thanks for the reply!
        Wow it must be tough to do a late night job then? Are you allowed to live off campus?

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