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Senso-ji Temple. Taken March 11 by Alejandro Zepeda

Embark on a journey of sushi, speeches and serenity: Discovering the wonders of Japan

Alejandro Zepeda, Reporter // March 21, 2023

When I found out that I had the opportunity to represent Chico State’s speech and debate team at the International Forensics Association tournament in Tokyo, Japan, I was thrilled. As an aspiring public...

Photo includes six airplanes arriving at Tokyo Haneda airport terminal 3 from the observation deck. Photo taken July 9 by Hiroto Nakajima.

Time to visit Japan: Japanese government drastically eases entry restrictions for tourists

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // October 26, 2022

Japan resumed cross-border travel on Oct. 11, for the first time in over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. The Japanese government strictly limited the regulations for the entrance to Japan....

A cheeseburger and french fries from IN-N-OUT BURGER. Photo by Hiroto Nakajima, taken Sept. 3

My struggle with American food culture

Hiroto Nakajima, Reporter // September 23, 2022

One month has passed since I first arrived at Chico State from my home in Japan. At first, I was worried whether I would have a good relationship with the environment at Chico. Fortunately, I began to...

Koichi Matsumoto, student and outdoorsman. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Humans of Chico State: Koichi Matsumoto

Jae Siqueiros // October 31, 2016

Koichi Matsumoto is a sophomore business major with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and small businesses. He is a transfer student from Japan and an avid outdoorsman. "In Japan, I really like to go...

Michael Karp Photo credit: Kasey Judge

The O-Face: Cultural comparisons of sex

Michael Karp // April 14, 2014
The sex columnist shares his exploration of sexual trends from India and Japan .
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