Pleasant Hill Elementary School 2nd and 3rd grades welcomed Masahiro Yamaguchi to their classrooms on September 12.

Masa is the Japan Outreach Initiative Coordinator at Glenville State College. He taught PHE students about the Japanese language and culture.

Students learned that Japan has three alphabets. He showed them what an elementary student's day looks like in Japan. Students in Japan have to travel to school on their own by walking or taking the subway. Once they get to school they have to change their shoes. At lunch they serve the food. After school they do all the cleaning, even the bathrooms.

Masa showed the students how to use chopsticks with the Chopstick Challenge. They made Origami cups and even tried wasabi peas. Masa ended his presentation with showing different Japanese dances and sharing their music.

Pleasant Hill School students and staff would like to thank student teacher, Miss Stoops, for arranging Masa's visit.

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