Two Worlds United Programs in Japan for High School students
all Japan's modernity runs a deep reverence for the past and a
fervent belief in tradition that makes travel in the country a
very positive and rewarding experience.
As in most congested metropolitan areas of the world, Japan's
city dwellers aren't as friendly and warm as residents in more
rural areasóbut generally the people of Japan are quite
ingratiating. Although 20th-century technology plays a powerful
role in the daily life of the Japanese, most Japanese maintain a
centuries-old tradition of hospitality and graciousness. In any
case, the rewards and burdens of the West are found in much
higher concentrations in Japan's urban areasóbut you can find
many glimpses into Japan's past in the traditional architecture
and slower-paced lifestyle of the countryside.
Japan is a highly rewarding country for students. It offers temples, shrines, and beautiful
Japanese gardens; kabuki, the treasured form of theater
utilizing intricate scenery, costumes, and makeup; and sumo
wrestling and kendo, the sword fighting of the samurai.
And there is Japanese art,
from woodblock printing to tattooing.
There is much to learn from Japan that will influence your life
forever. The beauty of the land, the changing views of Mount
Fuji, and the contradictions and complexities of its culture are
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