Language Exchange at Kansai International Center

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Kansai International Center


74 people from 29 countries exchanged words at Kansai International Center. Japanese learners from ica and Japanese language trainees from Kansai International Center, along with Japanese attendees, all split up into small groups and gathered around tables. They  and communicated with gestures, Japanese and English.

What were foreigners’ impressions of the event?

● It’s fun to hear opinions from various people. (Germany)
● I enjoyed being asked various questions from Japanese people. (Italy)
● The local food recommendation is sword fish sushi. (Korea)

What were Japanese people’s impressions of the event?

● I’ve never had such a opportunity to talk with foreigners, so it was a nice experience.
● I felt that all the foreigners were forward thinking (including future research and work).

 

Participants’ Countries of Origin

Europe + NIS
Italy, Germany, Moldova, Lithuania, Uzbekistan

Middle East
Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine

Africa
Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Comoros, Benin, Liberia,  Mauritania

Asia
Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, Nepal

North America
USA

Latin America
Haiti, Honduras, Argentina