The front-yard of a middle-school
Before or after an afternoon class in the Korean Language Institute at Yonsei, this is a common lunch of boiled tofu in a stone bowl with several hot spices with clams and an egg, accompanied by rice, kimchi, and bean sprouts.
This is the Yonkojun celebration. In this picture we see students from Yonsei University cheering for their team. Seoul, South Korea.
This bridge is a nice piece of architecture at the Engineering building in Yonsei University. Seoul, South Korea.
The Ellora Caves are a popular site for school field trips. Students learn the history of the early religious communities who lived in this area as they walk through the caves and observe the figures and symbols.
A shelf full of kanji dictionaries in a Tokyo department store.
Students studying in the main library at Qinghua University, Beijing.
The image shown is the road leading up to the main gate. This is where most of the students are seen wandering before and after classes. The library, the Global Lounge, and engineering buildings are all located here as well.
In order to use the internet for free one can use the computer lab in the New Millennium Hall.
American educators were a tightly knit group and they maintained their school ties and affiliations in China.
All middle school students are required to participate in after -school activity clubs at the school. They are free to select which clubs they wish to join, but participation is mandatory. The clubs, of course, are group activities, an important part of education in Japan. Many of the clubs focus on areas of traditional Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony or ikebana. This photo shows the wooden swords - kendo sticks - of students belonging to the club that learns and practices the traditional art of kendo.
These girls aren't too busy cleaning to cheese it up for the camera.
A Nagasaki middle school performance of traditional dances.
As I was eating breakfast one morning, my host-sister, Yuuki-chan came down in her school uniform. Even though she went to public school, she was required to wear a uniform.
Not all of the classes for exchange students are in Korea. To learn the basics of Korean history, Introduction to Korean Studies touches on all areas related to Korea.
During the summer program, this area is filled with students between classes and nearby is a cafeteria, at the tables there are usual several trays filled with Korean food.
A lovely work of calligraphy near the student work and trophy display case in Kuriyagawa Middle School.
A number of middle-schoolers have trouble staying awake in class.
A group of Japanese school boys show off for the camera.
Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.
Three boys enjoying their time between classes.
Children's drawings adorn this poster.
These women are learning how to fire rifles in an effort to help the Japanese fight during WWII.
A man sits in his hakama, looking through a turn-of-the-century telescope. This kind of viewing was possible by 1889 at the Astronomical Observatory of Tokyo Imperial University.
This is the computer classroom in a middle school in Japan. The computers are used to complete assignments from other classes, as well as for instruction in computer class, per se, so that the students are learning to employ computers across the curriculum.