Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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April 2, 2013

Teen experiences Japanese culture

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BATESVILLE — A TYPICAL WEEK IN JAPAN

• “I wake up at 6 a.m. weekdays. I have breakfast with my host family before I ride my bike to the train station,” Warmuth reports. “I take a train to Nagoya station and then take the subway to my school’s nearest station. I walk the rest of the way to school. My commute takes over an hour. School starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. .... After school, there are club activities which I sometimes participate in. Every Thursday night, I have a tea ceremony and ikebana (traditional flower arranging) lessons at a Rotarian’s temple. I normally arrive home about 5 p.m. I do my homework, hang out around the house or explore my neighborhood. When my host family gets home from work, I help make dinner and we talk about our day. On weekends, I catch up on sleep, spend time with my friends in Nagoya or join in with my host family’s weekend activities.”

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