Learn about Japanese culture from AUAP students Nov. 13

Submitted by Western Today on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:28am

Students participating in the Asia University America Program will share their traditions, games and food during Japan Night, a free event held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

The event is an opportunity for WWU-AUAP Japanese exchange students to connect with the Western community. Western faculty, staff and students are invited to participate and learn about Japanese culture.

The evening will feature a theme centered on the four seasons of the year. Homemade Japanese dishes will be shared, including yakisoba, veggie gyoza and dango. Participants can learn to write their names in Japanese, try on traditional clothing, and make an origami crane.

Twice a year, WWU-AUAP Japanese exchange students travel from Tokyo to Western for a five-month intensive English program. A new group of students will arrive winter quarter and organize another Japan Night in the spring.  

To learn more about Western’s Asia University America Program, please visit wwu.edu/auap.

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