It was my first day seeing snow and my first day meeting with Norikazu-san, the radio host for Akita's Tsubaki radio station.  Together with the Japanese Conversation Friends club, we ate traditional Japanese food, played games, and did presentation on our countries.  In the next week, we went out to a local pub in Akita where we drank and got to know the locals that lived there.

New and fascinating experiences at Hachimori Elementary School, a few hours being a child, a nervous performance in front of 300 people, and an AWESOME time with the "Dream House Host Family."  This trip was just as good as the last one, if not, better!

So I'm gonna call this post Nakama.  Nakama is the Japanese term for comrade or friend.  While I visited Tokyo, I got the chance to see Nakama that I haven't seen for a long time.  I traveled from the top of Utsunomiya to the bottom of Chiba to visit them!