Global Business

Why we love FRIDAY?

You might say everyone love Friday, who does not love it? But we have a SPECIAL REASON to love Friday even more! So, what cheers us up on Friday “blue”?

The answer is— our teacher for grammar writing, Tom!

Grammar writing class can sounds very boring, but not with Tom in the class!

“The MTA song”

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Do you know that we have a song for the “T”?

I am not sure that if we have any song for Yamanote line(or maybe Tozai subway line), but we do have a song about the T—The MTA song!

*CHORUS

Well did he ever return? No, he never returned,

And his fate is still unlearned,

He may ride forever beneath the streets of Boston,

He’s the man who never yet returned.

Singing is one of the best way to learn English and I think I learnt something about American culture from this song—Sarcasm.

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If you are lucky enough to be one of the students of Tom, do not forget to ask Tom to sing for your class! I am sure that you will love it!

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P.S. Do not forget to google and see why poor Charlie could not return home

Boston Japan Festival 207

The Boston Japan Festival was held last month. According to the Boston Police Department, 60,000 people attended the event. Every Showa student volunteered for the Japan Festival, which was a great chance to spread the word about Showa’s programs, grant students a chance to use English in a practical setting, and to give back to the Boston community.

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Symposium

This Friday Showa Boston will host a symposium featuring a panel of female Japanese business professionals. Each Showa Boston will attend. Showa Women’s University’s chancellor, Mariko Bando, will also speak.

My kind of Easter!

Let’s be honest… I’ve never celebrated Easter and have no idea at all about it. So, how should I spend my first Easter ever in Boston…? Here’s my suggestion for those who have no idea about how to spend Easter holiday here!

 

Morning

 

Intense workout with our wing RA—Jasmine! When I mentioned intense, it means a run for 11.48miles18.46km in the morning.

 

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THE BEST RUNNING TEAM IN SHOWA…LOL

 

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“Running mates”—Turkey?

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Definitely the longest run in my life

 

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Never stay in the dorm when the weather is awesome!

Time to hang out

Government center→ North End →Reservoir

 

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Government Center

North End is known as the Italian street, so never forget to get a cannoli if you ever visit here. We got a Hazelnut cannoli for Easter!

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My model of the day: Mayuko!

Even though we were kind of late, but still we visited a church in North End.

 

 

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Going home—Reservoir Station

Every Showa students know that we could shop for grocery at CVS nearby Reservoir station, but there’s another thing you can do (and I think not everyone know it) in CVS—Printing out your photo.

 

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It’s a good idea to print out your photo to decorate your journal, bulletin board or maybe—just in case if you have to wait for the shuttle.

Happy Easter!

TGIF? Let’s walk around Harvard Square!

SO, most of the Showa students prefer to hang out during Friday, that’s the reason why we’re here—to explore Boston! Life is too short for us to stay in dorm for tv series or facebook during our stay in Boston, grab your bag and let’s get on the shuttle!

One of the greatest place you can hang out is Harvard Square, beautiful view, delicious food and most importantly, it’s very easy to access.

From Reservoir station Bus 86

 

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It takes approximately 27 minutes from reservoir to Harvard square which is really close!

Mexican food—Border café

Border café is one of the favorite restaurant of my friend, Mira. You usually have to wait in a long line before getting a seat. But we were so lucky to get a seat without waiting for a minute!

 

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The beverage was huge!!! First cultural shock in America.

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Can’t help eating more and more of these…

 

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First Mexican food ever! I had a chipotle (or something like that…) and it was amazing and actually reminded me of Malaysian food.

 

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I’m not a fan of avocado, but this was really good! It was a mix of avocado, lime and something else… (Pls find out yourself if you’ve a chance to dine here)

Cannoli—Mike’s Pastry

There’re many things you can do around Harvard square or maybe just walk around the area. And I’ll definitely recommend having a Cannoli from mike’s pastry!

 

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This is what you’ll get from the pastry.

 

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Instead of bringing it home or having it in the pastry, the best location to enjoy your Cannoli will be—Charles River!

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Ending the great day with a selfie with friends!

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Let’s hang out in a Bostonians way!

“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute”, Boston weather is very unpredictable, it was snowing 10 days ago but today’s weather was like summer! So, even though it’s Monday today, hanging out around Boston Common after class definitely is an ideal way to spend your day!

 

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In Tokyo, café or shopping mall will be a great place for the students to hang out with friends, but we’re going to spend our day and hang out with friends like a Bostonian do! According to my friend Rana, a Bostonian who always get lost in Boston, the college students in Boston usually hang out around the park and just sit on the lawn enjoying the nice weather.

So, Boston Common or Boston Garden will definitely be the best places to spend your time with friends! But before that, you might need to get something dessert for your day, Newbury street could be a best place to get them!

1st stop: Georgetown Cupcake

 

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The “cupcake trends” in Japan might be gone for a few years, but still, in America it seems like a classic dessert which never get out of fashion. No matter you like sweets or not, you should always try once! FYI, I had a red velvet cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake.

2nd stop: Amorino (Italian ice-cream)

 

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If you think you’re not a fan for cupcakes, here is another recommendation from Rana, Amorino ice-cream!

3rd stop: Boston Common

 

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Squirrel is everywhere in Boston! They look cute but be careful, because my friend said that they’re cute but mean!

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Best place to chill out in the Spring—Boston Common!

Lesley University Prep

Tomorrow evening six students from Showa’s Global Business department will visit Lesley University to present on Japanese culture while comparing and contrasting stereotypes vs reality.  Here are some photos from there practice:

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Boston Marathon

Hello, It’s Kayoko from wing9.

In April 17th, Showa Boston was no school because of Patriot’s Day. I went to closest station from Showa Bostin to see Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon is traditional event to Boston and America. I cheered every runner. Also, Japanese runner got 3rd prize! I didn’t see his nice run but I was glad to hear that news!

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Boston Marathon holds in Patriots’ Day (Massachusetts holiday! No class!!). The day of 1775, Battles of Lexington and Concord happened. This war is the beginning of Independence War. I knew Boston Marathon but I didn’t know why it begin. I want to know about American history more!

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Museum of Fine Arts

Hello!

We went to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for field trip. The big building so I couldn’t go around. There are many parts. For example, America, Europe, Asia and contemporary art. I like all these pictures.

I’m looking forward to going Harvard next week!

Thank you.

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SSIP Orientation

American students who will study at Showa Tokyo this summer visited Showa Boston for a Japanese culture orientation with students. Check out pictures of the event below!

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