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Since Chihiro has spent some years growing up in Venezuela, she has always felt like she was a stranger in Japan. These years spent abroad may not seem much of a big deal, but she feels that something has changed within her during that short span of time.


To find out what sets her apart from the typical Japanese youth, she has traveled and collected perceptions of her own country. But meeting people from various backgrounds made her feel ashamed of being ignorant of her own cultural nuances.


To overcome this, she has joined a group which introduces Japanese traditional events to international students at Waseda University. Seeing others experience the “Real Japan” has been a source of fulfillment for her– by helping others get to know her country better, she feels that she’s also getting to know herself.


Currently studying Management Engineering, Chihiro looks forward to share her knowledge of Japanese culture to the world someday. But for now, every day she spends in Tokyo is an adventure.


posts by this scout:

Cram Your Way to Success!

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Gaga for Heels without Heels

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Defining the New Housekeeping

(Nov 21, 2013) Keeping your room neat may be a challenge for most– but not for Marie Kondo! When asked about her occupation, Marie Kondo ca...

Calories Across Continents

(Nov 09, 2013) It takes one healthy meal to feed an African child for lunch, thanks to Table for Two While the obesity rate is getting worse by t...

Only Free Paper– and That’s It!

(Oct 31, 2013) Curious to know what’s inside? I was wandering around Shibuya, also known as Tokyo’s birthplace of trends, and stumble...

Defying Gravity, One Shot at a Time

(Jan 20, 2012) Natsumi Hayashi's "levitating" self-portraits breathe fresh air into the blogosphere. She calls her blog Yowa Yowa ...