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This program, being a good introduction to the Japanese language and culture, is designed to include as many varieties of places and activities as possible within two weeks. In these two weeks, attention should be given to differences from students’ own backgrounds and differences within Japan. Many opposites co-exist in Japan: ultra modern technologies and ancient arts, urban cities and rural mountain villages. Some things are constantly changing, but some other things have never changed for centuries. Participants will explore megalopolis Tokyo and examine technologies and economy. Then they will visit ancient capital Kyoto and experience a tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Zen meditation, and surprisingly enough study manga in this ancient capital. They will visit sites such as Hiroshima and discuss what peace means, visit some areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and more! Each student should not just be awed with “foreign” scenes, objects, customs and people, but try to make sense of this Far East island nation.