The Arka Tech

Japanese cultural event

Students are invited to attend a hands on experience of the Japanese cultural Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Doc Bryan Courtyard  from 12-2 p.m.

Students will be able to try on traditional Japanese kimonos, enjoy free food, participate in fan painting and watch dance performances.

The Japanese festival is organized and planned by volunteer Japanese students. The team is led by Yasushi Onodera, director of the International Multicultural Student Services office.

Onodera was born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. “We enjoy working with international students who strive for a dream of earning a degree in the USA,” Onodera said.

Shun Mukai, a student volunteer, said, “Everyone is invited, whoever is interested in Japanese culture.” Mukai also said that the festival is every two years and is important because it gives students an opportunity to learn about other cultures.

This event is a part of the International Week on Arkansas Tech University’s campus, which celebrates different cultures. During the week, IMSSO hosts several events to educate students on other cultures and give them an opportunity to interact with them.