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Japan

Tradition and modernity combine for a timeless experience

Whereas India is a country undergoing significant change, Japan can always be counted on to stay much the same. One thing is for sure, however: almost every THINK Global School student who visits Japan lists the term among their favorite.

Our time in Japan is centered around the bustling host city of Hiroshima. And while its name evokes images of tragedy and loss for most, visitors are quickly won over by the city’s resilience and commitment to peace. Beautiful gardens, pristine temples, and a top-notch shopping center are all easily accessed by foot, bike, or tram, and the incredible Miyajima Island is just a short boat ride away.

Alongside hearing from survivors of the atom bomb, practicing kendo, learning to kodō drum, and consuming absurd amounts of sushi, students have the opportunity to participate in some truly fascinating projects during their time in Japan. These projects include a deep dive into how the Japanese approach marketing, using augmented and virtual reality to create a lesson for students worldwide, and examining the issue of nuclear energy usage in Japan by meeting with a variety of stakeholders.

Japan’s rail system also makes traveling the country a breeze. In the past, our staff and students have taken advantage of this by embarking on week-long learning excursions to Kyoto, Tokyo, and Osaka. You can expect a similar outing to one of these cultural treasure troves to be planned this year as well.

Hinda Ina Bicaj’20

ON THE CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM MODULE

“The Conscious Consumerism module was wild. It was a chance to embark on some very non-vegetarian tours in Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market, run errands for locally produced products, and cook with traditional sushi chefs. We learned a lot about the battle between an economy dependent on fish consumption and the growing environmental risk, all while eating delicious egg rolls.”

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Planned Projects

  • Thinking about the marketing of ideas in a digital age by studying marketing principles and targeting a unique Hiroshima product to a local or international audience

  • Investigating and producing a national energy plan for Japan by investigating the perspectives of different stakeholders, including environmental NGOs, the government, and regular citizens

  • Creating a project for learners across the world that leverages one of the social sciences and the technologies of virtual and augmented reality

A Hiroshima Story for the World

On the 6th of August 1945, a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, killing hundreds of thousands of people. During their 2019 term, CM2 students Levith A. and Julie G. filmed the short film A Hiroshima Story for the World, which shares the story of Soh Horie, a hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor). Mr. Horie has fought throughout his entire life to promote his message of world peace, and its importance.

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