Among all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. A year ago, the word Japan meant state-of-the-art technology, age old customs, Judo, rich traditions and anime to me. But now, as I recall my study abroad journey, the word Japan means a kaleidoscope of memories to […]

As we sat in Habib’s living room in the scorching June heat, I asked him how he felt about being selected for a study abroad scholarship. Shyly, he said, “I’m afraid.” Shocked with the unexpected answer, I asked him why he wasn’t excited, since the other three students were thrilled to go to Japan. Kakehashi […]