Yoshida Town, Uwajima City, Japan

Q: What kind of impression do you have about a Japanese local town? 日本の地方の町についてどんな印象がありますか?

The Question is from: Popo-Marl(ぽぽまーる)

Answer from HOPEB (USA)

The times I have visited Japanese local towns, I have seen farmers and merchants working together, community members showing extra kindness to their elderly neighbors, and celebrations that honor long-time Japanese traditions.

As a guest in several rural Japanese homes, I experienced warm hospitality, patience for my lack of language skills and genuine curiosity about my “unusual” ways of doing things. I also loved how my hosts were eager to share with me their families, their lively hoods and their culture.




Answer from Char350 (USA)

My impression of a local town in Japan is mostly one that is peaceful, quiet, and hospitable townfolks. There may be local food specialties made with local ingredients. There is also more opportunity connect with nature, take a rest, and reflect on personal growth.



Answer from MallaWallaZoom (UK)

I feel like much of what I've learnt of Japan in media like tokusatsu and anime is either of bustling Tokyo or quiet countryside villages. Thanks to Mr S' spotlight on Uwajima and Matsuyama in his livestreams, I've come to appreciate Japanese towns as wonderful places with unique culture and landmarks, shaped by their local area and history.


 Answer from Nekodragon (Germany) :

I feel like they are a fusion of modern japanese living with traditional aspects of culture, craftsmanship and cuisine.



This page is solely created for "Uwajima World Link," Office Seike's weekly FM radio program on Wednesdays, 1:00 PM- 1:55 PM JST, broadcasting from Uwajima City, located in the southern part of Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
The questions we present here are from students from Ehime Pref. Uwajima Minami Secondary School in Uwajima City. They are eager to learn English & various cultures out there in the world.

We, Office Seike, strongly believe learning other languages and cultures brings broader perspectives and hints to local cities like our hometown Uwajima. Also, it helps us discover and appreciate our unique traditions and rich local cultures. We sincerely hope your answers to these students' questions inspire them, guide them, and let them be interested in you and your cultures.

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Masaki Seike, Director.

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