I’m HI, and I’m a Japanese student participating in this program. I’ll explain a little bit about myself. I was born in New Jersey in 1996, which means I am 17 years old right now. Other than Japan, I have lived in Singapore and Thailand for a total of seven and a half years, and that is where I learnt my English while attending international schools. As a club activity, I do Japanese Archery, which is quite different from regular archery. We use a bow which is about 2 meters long. I enjoy taking walks, listening to music and watching baseball. I listen to all types of music, and some of my favorite Japanese artists are Perfume and Baseball Bear. I really like penguins and my favorite color is red, so one of my hobbies is to collect things which are red. I find lessons on history, politics, economy and science in general to be very interesting. Since this is basically my first time in memory to be in the U.S., I would like to see a lot of things and expand my perspective of the world. I am also looking forward to making new friends here and having a great time with them!