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The stories behind a fascination with anime

Junior Kayla Leung shows off her merchandise filled room.
Exploring the appeal of anime for foreign audiences
September 13, 2020

uickly drawn into the world of Japanese anime and  entranced by the animation and complex storylines, junior Kayla Leung has been a fan of anime ever since she had seen fans post about shows online. Through...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest
Third place winner shares her process and motivations
November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between...

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...

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening
March 5, 2018

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Five everyday Japanese expressions to know

Five everyday Japanese expressions to know
October 28, 2016

Japanese is a very complex and widely spoken language, with 125 million speakers around the world. Due to Japan’s global presence, being able to speak Japanese is a useful tool. Here are five basic...

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 students win first at National Japan Bowl in Washington, D.C.

National Japan Bowl Contestants
May 2, 2013

Team wins Japanese culture and language competition and a free trip to Japan. Japanese teacher Keiko Howard wasn’t certain if she wanted to send students to the National Japan Bowl in Washington,...

Arigatoo for coming

Arigatoo for coming
December 19, 2008

New American-Japanese fusion restaurant makes its home at The Oaks.  From a distance, Sushi Ya, an American-Japanese fusion restaurant located in The Oaks alongside Quicklmy and Jamba Juice, appears...

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