Today, students furiously practiced their research presentations, leading up to the first day of video conferencing with TUINS students in Japan. Academy students discussed topics such as shin-hanga art prints and women through ukiyo-e. The Japanese students presented to the Academy about the four seasons of Japan and the activities, festivals, and foods in each one. Both groups got to ask each other questions, and students from the Academy performed a skit about the Tanabata festival. Overall, everyone had a great time collaborating with students from across the globe.