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World Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Humanities

AUAP & CWU Japanese Students Interact Through Kanji & Origami


Throughout the school year AUAP students travel from Tokyo Japan, to focus on new and exciting opportunities that Central Washington University and Asia University American Program offer to these bright young individuals. On April 3rd, 2019 AUAP and CWU Japanese students sat in together on an AUAP class and taught CWU students how to create origami and the meaning of Kanji. There was laughter and excitement when both interacted in English and Japanese. 

Kanji is a Japanese writing system that came from Chinese characters, and origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into shapes and creatures. By giving CWU Japanese students a taste of AUAP’s culture both had an enjoyable time learning and teaching one another. 

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