The students had a great opportunity to learn about Japanese culture from their senpai today, as the Teaching Assistants took the reigns. The TAs led a hands-on origami class, a class covering the history of Japanese rock music up to modern day, and a class on the newly emerging genre of computer synthesized vocal characters such as Hatsune Miku. Students found success in the origami class, but realized that it is often much harder than it looks! In the end, though, students were able to create butterflies, money shirts, and animal faces by working together with their senpai. The music classes were very educational, and I think everyone found a new favorite song or favorite band. We learned how to create our own artificial vocalists, and we were reminded of how amazing the band X Japan is. Students continued to work on their asynchronous activites as well, and also prepared for the following week. After all of their hard work, the students were free to enjoy their free time but many decided to meet back online in the evening for another fun mixer before finally heading off for the weekend. I hope everyone gets enough sleep and brings all their genki for week two!