We held an event “Let’s learn about Laos!” that was for families to understand cross-culture on Sunday, November 14, 2021. It was done at Ogori Fureai Center “Ogori People’s Kitchen”. Two Laos international students, five Ube Kosen students (one 3rd-year student from the Department of Electrical Engineering, one 2nd-year student from the Department of Intelligent System Engineering, two 3rd-year students from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and one 1st-year student from the Department of Business Administration) provided the event to elementary students and their guardians.
Introducing about Laos
Asking questions about Laos
One of the activities, writing own name in Lao language
In this event, international students gave presentations about Laos and Kosen students asked some questions about Laos. Also, participants learned greetings in Lao and English, wrote their names in Lao, and ate some samples of Laos dishes that were cooked based on recipes provided by Laos international students.
Elementary students learned about Laos from the presentations given by international students, challenged some quizzes about Laos prepared by Kosen students, learned Lao greeting phrases. They seemed to enjoy it and learn about other countries. Also, we received good responses for tasing Laos dishes from elementary students and their guardians.
Lastly, we managed to have this event with the cooperation of the staff of Ogori People’s Kitchen. They helped us to cook Laos food for tasting, etc. We would like to appreciate their support.
Laos dishes we introduced
Cooking Laos dishes with the staff of Orogi People’s Kitchen
SUGIYAMA Subaru(1st-year of the Department of Business Administration)
I participated in the event “Let’s learn about Laos!” that was for families to understand cross-culture and I was in charge of quizzes about Laos. I needed to learn about Laos to prepare for the quiz, so it was a good opportunity to learn about Laos for myself.
The most I was interested in was the Laos dishes during the activity. I learned many such as ingredients I never knew before and recipes when I cooked Laos dishes with international students and the staff of Ogori People’s Kitchen.
By participating in the event, I thought I would like to learn about various cultures besides Laos and have many people to experience and learn as well. I would like to join international exchange activities in the future using this experience.
SATO Ayaka(3rd-year of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering)
The event was not only Kosen students to introduce Laos to elementary students. We cooked Laos dishes with international students and the staff of Ogori People’s Kitchen and we ate them together. This experience was a good opportunity to learn more about Laos.
Participated elementary students listened to the presentations carefully and joined the activities so we enjoyed the event. I would like to join another cross-cultural event again if I have an opportunity.
SENGHMONGCHANG PHA (3rd-year of the Department of Business Administration, Laos international student)
It was fun to introduce my country to Japanese students and I enjoyed it very much. I also obtained a lot of knowledge from this project. I made a team with Japanese students and I was glad that I also learned some from elementary students. I thought Japanese elementary students had the courage to answer the quiz even they did not know the answer, and they were active too. They listened carefully to the Lao language that I taught. I got an impression that they were more active than Loas elementary students. I made many mistakes this time, but I would like to use them to improve for future presentations.