Today, our official first day, we did our first Radio Taiso in the morning, a brief exercise which served as an energizing way to start the day. After breakfast, we learned some essential phrases to survive in the academy. Soon after, we went to our first official class of the academy. The beginner class learned hiragana, the basic writing system of the Japanese language; the intermediate class learned basic phrases; and the advanced class learned how to do more elaborate introductions. We then gathered together and learned more about our staff and fellow students. We participated in some fun icebreakers like Trainwreck and じゃんけん (janken), or Rock, Paper, Scissors. Lastly, we divided into hans, special job subgroups, and now our blog han is writing this to you!
Until we meet again in the next post!