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Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Asanuma spoons himself the shoyu (soy sauce) on his dango.
The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event
October 8, 2019
The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event

Getting into the Groove: Japanese Club prepares a dance for Culture Night

Senior Etsuka Tomonaga and sophomore Remi Nakai flash a pose in the middle of the choreography.
Japanese club continues to practice their routine despite facing obstacles
April 12, 2019
Japanese club continues to practice their routine despite facing obstacles

A taste from home: Japanese club prepares yakisoba for its members

After about 15 minutes, the yakisoba is done and served in bowls, along with disposable chopsticks.
The officers of Japanese club make a traditional Japanese dish
January 27, 2019

Water? “Hai, mizu.” Yes. A Japanese club officer balanced the bowl of water precariously as she handed it off to the other. Crackling and sizzling sounds filled the air, and the unique smell of...

Japanese Club and Japanese National Honor Society karaoke meeting

Junior Hannah Cho smiles as she sings her favorite Japanese songs.
Presidents of Japanese Club and Japanese National Honor Society share their perspectives on the joint meeting and purposes of their clubs
November 20, 2018
Presidents of Japanese Club and Japanese National Honor Society share their perspectives on the joint meeting and purposes of their clubs

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture
Individuals discuss the importance of hosting an annual festival to celebrate their heritage
May 6, 2018
Individuals discuss the importance of hosting an annual festival to celebrate their heritage

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night
April 13, 2018

he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in...

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial
September 8, 2016

ith the introduction of a second tutorial, many students are able to complete more work and find more help from teachers and peers. This year, Japanese Club’s new officers decided to do something a little...

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition
October 23, 2015

The Japanese Club was formed to unite the Japanese students of the school and to introduce Japanese culture to people who are interested in it. The club is a very tight-knit group of friends who eat lunch...

Japanese Club celebrates a traditional new year

Three daruma-otoshi pieces stand menacingly on the desk. How to play Daruma-Otoshi: take out the small gavel on top and try to knock out a round wooden piece below without tumbling the small tower. Photo by Yifei Wu.
February 11, 2014

Japanese Club hosted a New Year’s celebration party on Jan. 22. As always, the officers strived to spread Japanese culture. But for most students, it was also an opportunity to play the traditional Japanese...

Club Promo Day held Jan. 10

MV Sprouts officer sophomore Ada Chen greets the student body to present the club. The plant in front of the stand is from the Matador Meadow. Photo by Catherine Lockwood.
January 13, 2014

63 clubs participate to recruit more members for the second semester. On Club Promo Day, students from all grades crowded the gym which had booths containing visual aids, cupcakes, candy and television...

ELD students start new club to interact with others

ELD students start new club to interact with others
November 24, 2013

“Welcome to Japanese Club,” read the Powerpoint presentation that had light purple jasmine blossoming in the background. Club president senior Yuri Kawaharada stepped forward as students settled in...

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