A Taste of Kochi in Tokyo City

By Crystal Keith “Irasshaimase, dozo!” Cheerful, welcoming voices from the staff make the store even more lively. Despite people wearing…

Team Inabu: “Patriotism of the Belfry”

By Shiori Taoka  Many older women and men are sitting and talking, laughing and drinking coffee in a small community hall. Just the other day, they had been playing cards, shogi, and singing karaoke.…

Global Education Lab Kochi

Chihiro Oyama On Jury 21th “English Nook” ~Family-friendly English time~ was held in OTEPIA Kochi library. There are baby class…

International Youth Exchange

By Ren Hiraoka It is like we are in another world. I hear high-pitched voices sing “Yocchore, Yocchore” to the traditional Yosakoi song at the party…

A Light amongst the Shutters

Along the once busy shotengai (“shopping arcade”) many of the rolling metal shutters are down for good. Even though Saenba…