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Share our Excitement & Join our Journey

Welcome to the travel blog of Rotary District 5580's Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team which will embark on an exciting five week goodwill / vocational exchange to Nagoya, Japan in November, 2009.

Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.

If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.

We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.


GSE Team Japan 2009








GSEチーム ジャパン 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Party for Julie & Rosie (by Rosie)

After a fun filled day of learning about Japanese history and tasting vinegar and sake, I spent some time at a department store doing what I do best… browsing. I could hardly believe what I found there! I didn’t see any other states’ clothing and my host family had no idea why they would be selling a Minnesota sweatshirt in Japan. Very Odd!

Then much to our surprise, Julie and I were treated to a wonderful party at a great local lounge. We were joined by a few members of the Handa South Rotary Club and our host families. A lot of laughs were had by all as we shared tricks and sometimes the secrets to them. My host, Yuki sometimes plays drums in a Jazz band and we were able to watch one of his performances on DVD and then we were given a special copy to take home with us. Our hosts sure know how to turn it up a notch!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your posts to the blog. It looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Your blogs make me want to be there to share in the same experiences. Although you may not hear from many of us, we are following you in your travels. (Steve Hostetter - Bemidji Noon Rotary)