Author Archives: KOTO TAKEBAYASHI

Wonderful and Perfect Two Weeks (Journal 5)

When I look back the two weeks in the States, what I can say is it was the right decision that I participated in the program. I could get and learn much more than I expected.   One thing is … Continue reading

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We Have Incredible Time Eminently (Journal 4)

White and tall monument told me that I’m finally in Washington DC. On my first night in DC, I went to a Belgian restaurant serving dishes with mussels near the hotel we stay. When I walked streets, I soon found … Continue reading

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Connection within American Culture (Journal 3)

The example of toys like Barbie or toy cars is very helpful for me to understand connection among consumption, identity and citizenship. I have thought about relation between shopping(consumption) and identity because what we buy and use sometimes exposed to … Continue reading

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Changes to Make a Better World (Journal 2)

Every lecture I take at this college is eye opening and the lecture on gender gave me a shock because suddenly it put me into a new world. Even though I took a class of gender study last semester and … Continue reading

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America, here I am.

The strong sun, hot air, and long lasting roads. They welcomed me when I got out of the Dulles airport. I have studied English for years and watched some American TV shows and movies but this is officially my first … Continue reading

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