A group photo of JENESYS, the foster families and media participants Foto Bernama
By Fatin Nabihah Marzuki
SENDAI (Bernama) -- Reuse the drinking bottle to reduce waste, don't drag the bags on the wooden floor, see how any waste can be recycled and do not wet the toilet floor except in the shower area.
These are the advice that one may not hear back home but visitors to Japan have to take heed of all these.
A three-day and two-night homestay away from Osaki city here in Nov 2017 brought valuable and memorable lessons in Japanese humility and hospitality for this writer.
The stay with the foster family in Osaki was part of the eight-day Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (Jenesys) programme that took the 18 participants to Tokyo and Sendai as well.
In Tokyo, the group visited the broadcasting studios there and in Sendai they were taken to the Arahama Elementary School that now stands as a memorial of the 2011 devastating tsunami following a magnitude 9 earthquake.....