We’re glad you’re a student at CMC, Ai! Thanks for telling us about your native country.
Question: Where are you from?
Answer: I was born in Osaka, but I moved to Tokyo when I was young.
Question: If I went to Japan, what places should I visit?
Answer: You should visit Kyoto, the old capital. It has Buddhist temples and many old buildings. Hot springs are also a good place to visit, especially on Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the big island above the main island of Japan. It’s a lot like Iowa: it is more open and has a mix of farms and cities.
Question: What do you want people to know about Japan?
Answer: Japan has good customer service. We have no tipping system, but the service is very good. In Japan, people always apologize for mistakes, even if it isn’t their fault, because the customer has the right. Also, I want people to know Japanese restaurants here are not really Japanese. For example, we don’t put cream cheese or avocado in sushi rolls.