Last night, students continued work on their oshibai costumes and props before ending the day with their nightly meeting. Day 9 resumed daily morning language classes with both beginner and intermediate/advanced classes writing and rehearsing self introductions for the Minister of Public Affairs arrival later in the day. The intermediate/advanced class then moved on to reviewing the two different Japanese adjective types and the beginner classes began learning the second Japanese alphabet, katakana, as well as how to say they liked or disliked certain objects. After lunch, students went back to the dorms to change into their second set of business casual clothes in order to properly greet the Minister and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Each student took time to introduce themselves in Japanese and after his speech on Japanese-American relations, received time to personally ask questions and take photos.
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