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

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

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

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

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

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

April 12, 2019

he bell rings for lunch, and kids trickle in, dotting the dark-green turf of the lower field. Some chat, while others pass a softball back and forth. However, in the back corner, near the softball diamond, a group of fifteen students don’t sit in the typical lunch  circle — they all face the ex...

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

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

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

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 the Japanese traditional noodle, yakisoba, wafted through the halls, its scent reaching to the end ...

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Emily Xia, Emma Lam, and Andrea Schlitt

May 6, 2018

As people walked towards Memorial Park, the pounding of drums slowly grew louder. With the music came a crescendo of sounds, from kids laughing about bubbles to the whirl of the cotton candy machine going round and round, to the various questions from potential buyers at each booth. Colorful koi fla...

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

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 Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese blast into the evening air and people crowd around tables...

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Tyler Lin

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 bit different with their schedule and activities. “We’re planning a rotation through ou...

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition

Japanese Club’s bento lunches stay true to tradition

Tyler Lin

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 with each other every day inside the Student Union. One of their traditions is to bring a boxed...

Japanese Club celebrates a traditional new year

Japanese Club celebrates a traditional new year

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 games and taste the home-made Japanese cuisine. Read More »...

Club Promo Day held Jan. 10

Club Promo Day held Jan. 10

Catherine

January 13, 2014

63 clubs participate to recruit more members for the second semester. Read More »

ELD students start new club to interact with others

ELD students start new club to interact with others

Yifei Wu

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 their seats and passed around the sign-up sheet for club membership. Kawaharada clutched her jeans...