Hi. My name is IY, and I’m a Japanese high school student participating in this JPN-US Youth Exchange Program from July 19. I was brought up in Japan for 17 years and I acquired my English there. Since this is my first visit to the US and also having a life abroad, everyday is full of discovery and 24 hours is not enough for a day for me now. Calligraphy, which is one of the Japanese cultures, is something I can be proud of myself, for I have been practicing it for 10 years and I have a license to teach now. I really like to challenge, try new things, and discover. I’m a chatterable girl, active girl, and sometimes a silly girl.