GCD Intercultural communication

For this criterion, I will talk about the two languages that intermingle in my mind: Japanese and English. English is not my mother tongue.  I started learning English when I was in kindergarten and in the beginning Japanese dominated my thoughts and emotions. Eventually, when English took a role in my process of thinking, I began to notice […]

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GCD Community Engagement

For Community Engagement criteria, I will talk about a volunteer work I do for an organization called Pips Tokyo in which we go around Meiji Shrine with foreign tourists and guide them through different attractions. Deep inside Meiji Jingu Shrine, 170,000 trees engulf us, absorbing the chaotic noise of Tokyo. Every weekend I lead groups of […]

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