very much for visiting our web site. Whoever you are and wherever
you may be from, it is so nice to know you are interested in Japanese
culture, language, and our school. Studying in Japan will give you
the opportunity to learn or improve the Japanese language, to meet
lots of new people, to let you think more carefully about your own
culture, to widen your world view, and, in all probability, to confront
and overcome difficulties. But through it all, you will become a more
independent, confident person with vastly improved interpersonal skills.
Isn't it wonderful to imagine how you will be able to make the best
use of what you have?
I am Akiko Masuda, one of
the staff members here at OGSHS. Along with other staff members, I
will support you with all my knowledge and effort. I also have had
experience studying abroad and understand how different a new culture
with diverse ways of thinking can be. However, I also know that with
patience, tolerance and insight, we can truly learn to understand
and delight in each other.
Osaka is a place where new
and old meet. Except for the year I studied abroad, I have lived here
all my life. Of course, there are numerous, breathtaking buildings
and fashionable shopping malls. We also have traditional values and
customs and an exquisite language (the Osaka dialect), as well as
fascinating historic sites to visit. In addition, you can reach Nara
and Kyoto very easily to visit well-known travel spots. The Yoshino-Kumano
area, one of the world’s treasures, is a fabulous day trip.
The opportunities to satisfy your wanderlust and curiosity are boundless.
We would be really happy if you decide to join us. "Seeing is
believing", but experiencing is more than believing.