Japanese Travel – The Rotary Group Study Exchanges to Japan – Fifth Article

An international organization known as Rotary promotes the annual travel that men and women between 26 and 40 years – a six-week study sponsored by Rotary has been discovered and anyone can ask to participate in this important life experience. If you are this age group, you can enjoy such experiences that are included in my comments in this article. To learn more about the program, visit the international Rotary website and search for the GSE – Group Study Exchange program – and contact the local Rotary Club for more information. Like our birds, we all flew – Monica San to Dentsu Kyusyu Inc., Antonio San at Fukuoka Air Traffic Management Center, Julia San to Dentsu, and Harry San to the Fukuoka Municipal Fire Authority – they all went to Mika's San Rotary Club for lunch. Today I was in Japan: I took the train to Ogori, including the Kurume City transfer. Back to Tanaka, Hiroshi, Ai and I started at Hiroshi Rotary Club – and what do you think? – yes, three women – so good. This is the Ogori Rotary Club – and women are delighted to see me – so fond of bringing gifts for me with incense and writing papers and sweet Japanese cakes. I spoke about thirty minutes and asked questions about how Rotary works for us in America.

Subsequently, Teiko and I went to the train to go to Fukuoka to see the Japanese beads – expensive – far more than I thought. Aya's daughter joined us in the famous pearl, and we saw many beautiful (expensive) choices – but we were looking for it today. Teiko went and Aya and I stopped at Seattle Coffee for a Cappuccino – and they started a long conversation about the life of a young Japanese woman, the men here and the marriage – and some challenges to the independence that you experience as a business and wife here . We picked up Momo, his daughter in kindergarten – the smallest children's family – and stopped in an area that looked like Los Gatos (my home) for Gelato – Momo liked the Japanese myth. We went to Aya's house in the streets of Fukuoka. Fukuoka hills – and their house sits on the hillside, among others, and stands up like Philadelphia's father, son, and holy ghost house. Aya has a kitchen business modeled in Santa Cruz, California, in Chef's Works when she lived with a host family for a month. His brother and sister lived all over the world – including Australia and America – with the hosts and gained these experiences. Aya lime green Toyota – very cute – and now we are in our favorite place – just leave here in Japan – with hot springs. This is very nice – we're on sliding doors, we pull out our shoes – and bow at the cafe – with the baked chicken, rice, salad and fried shrimp dinner – of course beer. Aya, Momo and I left the bath, the women's pages – and naturally naked – and we tried all the pools starting from the bottom and climbed up the stairs to the high baths and pools filled with hot mineral water. With a Japanese massage – I'm a new woman. In Japan: the toilets go up and down themselves, hair dyes tend to be: because the gray is not fancy and the furniture (except the boards) is not well they are made: because sitting on the floor does not need anything other than tatami mats. Back to the hairdressers in town with a quick hair wash – they did something unfamiliar on my hair and were pink in places – a new fashion for me I think. Replacing money – and back to Tanaka's where Seiko and Toshio Kobaysashi picked us up – and we are driving to visit Mr. Kobayashi's company, Fukuoka Knit Co. in Chikushino. As the world-famous yarns get to know each other and how much they can do on a single thread, they are all fascinated by all the beautiful pieces. His company is wearing the women's dress for the finest designers – and sells fashion on the Japanese market and in New York. Knit, crochet, design designers, manual stitching and assembly – most of the Shanghais production (with 500 employees). Wonderful – We called China (moshi-moshi) and we talked directly to the factory – we not only saw people there and had a normal conversation, but the camera was so good at concentrating that we saw the bandage on the seam – wonderful . We joked on the phone because I could do it, offered me a job – so much to see and they will love the invitation to visit them in China. Toshio made a lot of pictures and gave me three beautiful shirts – I took them out of the bag to see – and Seiko insisted that he let me know because he was feeling such a perfection. We got Japanese tea and sweets when we arrived and finished with cappuccino in the lobby – all kinds of pearls and pearls that were beautiful. As Toshio showed us the office building, he was just orderly and kind – each item bent and cluttered – I wondered if they all decided to be so thoughtful – and asked me to look at how I felt around the world. I was wondering if I would be more merciful in my case. No one is rushing here – it would not be willing to rush to the other. Maybe it's because the toilet seats are gay here so that people are relaxed. Antonio is very excited because this week we will visit the factory where this unusual item (the toilet) is done – often with remote control.

Kobayashi had a nice lunch – and something that looked like a burger bar-b-que sauce, rice and vegetables – what abundantly. The team also has the sayings: "we prepare it as we are progressing" – and we are so talented that as long as there is a grass, we will be happy to sleep in it (this will help us not know what happens in the host families). No problem – the trip is in good hands. Tonight is in Antonio Chikugo, in Monica Yanagawa (like me), in Harry Omuta, and Julia. I am very happy with Tachiabana because we have dinner at home and have a long conversation – about weekend events and our lives in Japan and America.

This article is a series – so keep reading – and there are many more days in our wonderful adventure!

Source by Joan Perry

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