Thursday, January 31, 2013

Who we are, the International Course from a what we can and can't do POV

We are the 2nd year students at Clark Memorial International High School in Japan.  We are going to introduce ourselves by telling you a little about what we can and cannot do.  We hope that this will also help you learn a little bit more about Japan as well.  If you have any questions or would like to leave us a comment, we would really appreciate it!

Hello, we are Y., K., and T.
Today, we will introduce some of the things we can and can’t do.

We can’t drive a motorcycle, but we want to be able to drive a motorcycle on the highway. In Japan you need to take a special test to get a license to drive a motorcycle.

Triumph T 110 650 cc motorcycle from 1954: CC attribution

We can ski, bowl, and play table tennis, but we cannot surf or play rugby.  And we can’t run for a long time, but we love running anyway.  K. likes Usain Bolt, but Y. doesn’t like him.  T. can play soccer, but Y. can’t play soccer.  But we all like soccer.  The most popular soccer team in Japan is the Nadeshiko Japan team.

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Nadeshiko Japan is the women’s national soccer team.  You can read more about Nadeshiko Japan here We want to play many sports.

In our school, we can take 16 different types of class in one week.  This is a normal Japanese school class schedule.  How about you?

Thanks for reading about us.


We are T.M. and S.S.

We can have a birthday party together in May.  When is your birthday?

We can’t drive a car, but we want to drive a car!!
We will drive a car next year when we turn 18.

We can’t fly, but we want to be able to fly.

We cannot play the guitar, but we love the guitar.  Takamizawa of the band The Alfee is a great Japanese guitar player.  Here is a video of Takami:

We can make Okonomiyaki.  Japanese Okonomiyaki is very delicious.

We like to play soccer, but we can’t play soccer at my school because there is no soccer team or soccer club.  We also like to play baseball.  We like Yu Darvish who plays for the Texas Rangers.

We can ride my ship every day…but actually, I don't have a ship.  This is a Japanese joke.

We can make curry and rice.  Japanese curry is very popular and very spicy.  Here is some more informations about Japanese Curry from Wikipedia.

今話題の京都市役所前の地下街で食べたカレー。 CC Attribution:
Author: Hyougushi from Kyoto Source: Flickr

We are M. and R.

We can make music.  We are in the same band at school.

We often cook Takoyaki. Takoyaki are octopus balls.  They very hot. 

We can’t study math very well, but we love Mrs. Sone, the math teacher, anyway.

We both have smart phones.  They are smart, but we want our smart phones to be able to have hands and feet, so they will really be able to play with us.

We often play the app “Puzzle & Dragons”.  We call it Pazudora for short.  It’s fun.  Here is a video of the game:

We want to go to Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka.  We like the ride “Waterworld”, but we don’t like “Backdraft”!  But we love USJ anyway. 

We like the Hanshin Tigers baseball team. We can sing Hiyama’s Hanshin fight song:

And we have Makoto Imaoka’s uniform. But the Tiger’s home stadium doesn’t have any parking areas for cars.  So we can't drive to the games.  But we can take the train.

We love the Tigers!


We are SU and MA

We listen to western music.  We love Glee.  We can sing Glee songs.  Our favorite song is “Don’t Stop Believin.”

 We can’t play sports and we don’t like baseball.  But we love baseball players.  They are cool.

We like wearing makeup.  We can put on makeup very well.  One of us likes to use a lot of makeup and one of us likes natural makeup.  We want to be able to wear Kate Perry’s makeup, but we can’t buy it in Japan.

We can’t eat mushrooms, because they look like Bananaman’s Face.  Bananaman are a comedy team in Japan.  Here is a video of a Bananaman comedy skit:


We love the band 1D.  One of us loves Zayn and one of us loves Louis.  We can never go to One Direction’s concert, but we want to be able to go to their concert.  We can’t get tickets easily because they are so popular.  Here is a video of their press conference in Japan.



  1. I love this, and am happy to get to know you! I teach teens, and have posted this in our fb group. :) I also love love love Japanese curry! Oishii!

    1. Hi! Jessie! How do you do? We are Kevin's class students Kimimaro and Burian (they are nicknames). This time there is a lot we want to ask you. When you came to Japan, where did you visit? We are from Osaka.

      Do you have any questions for us? Thank you for posting our blog in your Facebook group. We can't wait to meet your class' students.

      Kimimaro and Burian

    2. Hi Kimimaro and Burian! I lived mostly in Tokyo, but did spend time in Osaka - it is so very beautiful there! I'm now addicted to the pure love song from your music post...

  2. Really nice article! I would love to travel to Japan and try the food someday, 'Takoyaki' sounds very nice.

    1. Hi Harriet,

      Thank you for the comment! Takoyaki is a very famous food in Osaka. It's very good. And there are also many nice places in Osaka. We recommend USJ for fun, Dotonburi for food, and Umeda for shopping. What is a famous food in the UK?

      Thanks again for your comment,

      M. & S.

  3. I have never traveled to Japan. I hope to visit one day. Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your lives. I am a teacher who loves to learn about different places and cultures.

    1. Hi! Thank you for a comment. So please come to Osaka, Japan. We hope to meet you.

      S., S., and S.

  4. Hi Guys,

    As I read, I learn about you and Osaka and I also can think of some similar interests and likes you have with the teens from Brazil.

    I will soon invite them over your blog. :)

    Great job on the post!

    1. Thank you for the comment. We want to know more about Brazil. We want to become friends with Brazilian teens. What do Brazilian teens do after school?

      Do you know AKB48? They are a Japanese teen idol group.

      We can't wait for Brazilian teens to read our blog.

      Thank you so much.

      R & R

  5. Hello there!

    Interesting and I never knew that Japanese people ate curry, let alone even eat that!

    Lovely blog to express yourselves, looking forward to reading more posts!


    1. Hello Ms. Ratna! We are Mr. Kevin's students M. and T. Thank you for your comment. We really feel happy! We eat curry sometimes. One kind of Japanese curry is kima curry. Kima curry is made of ground beef. We sometimes put on cheeze. It's delicious.

      Thank you for looking at our blog. Will you please invite your students to this blog? We are waiting for more of your comments. Thank you very much.

      M. and T.

  6. Hi Y, K, T, TM, SS, M, R, SU, and MA! I really enjoyed reading about the things you can and cannot do. I learned so much about Japan and about you from your articles. Thank you for sharing. I will send my students to visit your blog. I think they will like to learn about Japanese students.

    1. Thanks for commenting! I'm Y.
      if you have any questions about Japan please write them here.

  7. Great blog, very interesting. My birthday is also in May so let's have a party. Does anyone like Niall from One Direction? He is from the same country as I am... Ireland :)

    1. Hey! Thank you for a comment. If you will be able to come to Japan in May, let's have a party with us. Who is Naill (lol)? We just like the whole group 1D. Will you please introduce our blog to your students? Do your students have blogs we can read?

      S., S., and S.