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Attractions Justine Villena Okayama Okayama University Travel

The Journey Begins! Fresh Impressions of Japan and Okayama

Justine Villena, one of our writers in the Polyphony, recalls some of his first experiences and memories in Okayama and in Japan – a land that used to be “unknown territory” for him.

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Creative Writing Interviews Mei Mukose Okayama University

Film Creativity in Isolation: Dealing with COVID-19 and the Loss of Normalcy

Being stuck in isolation due to the global pandemic can cause a lot of us to feel lost. When the end is unclear and tomorrow appears vague, we can learn to cope through photography. Photography can help us channel our creativity and emotions while keeping us productive in quarantine.

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Attractions Creative Writing Interviews Mattie Balagat Okayama

Home Away from Home

An aspiring story about KAMP, a hostel and café in Okayama City, where people may find solace in. Based on an interview with the owner, the article tells a narrative about finding home far away from home.

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Interviews Justine Villena Okayama University Sports

Interview with one of Japan’s Strongest – Okada Kana

One of the things GDP does not find itself in a shortage of is sports talent. Our students are found in various sports clubs such as cheerleading, kyūdō, and weightlifting. This time, we’re pointing our microphone for an interview with a champion powerlifter, Okada Kana!

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News Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama Okayama University Student Life

COVID-19 and the Discovery Program: What have our students been going through?

The COVID-19 epidemic, with its travel restrictions and quarantine laws, has seriously affected people all over the world; students of the Global Discovery Program (GDP) are no exception.