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2008.0314

Ritsumeikan Students Hate to Leave

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Ritsumeikan students said that they did not want to go back to Japan during their farewell party at the Bo-ai Building on the main campus today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">By schedule, these eight Japanese students, who spent five weeks at NTNU, will take off and return to Ritsumeikan University on Monday.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I hope that I can come back and study in Taiwan again,&rdquo; said Yoko Takahashi, a Chinese major from Ritsumeikan.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A month ago, Takahashi was explaining that she would fall in love with Chinese history and culture ever since she read Fenshen-Yanyi, the renowned Chinese literature story, and the Three Kingdoms, another major Chinese classical literature piece, along with her fellow seven Ritsumeikan students during the welcome party at the International Lounge.&nbsp; Today, every one of them was presenting and explaining what they had learned at NTNU for the past month, in Mandarin.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The presentation became a discussion of Taiwanese food because these Ritsumeikan students conducted an in-depth analysis on Taiwanese food and compare it with Japanese people&rsquo;s favorites.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Mandarin Training Center instructor Zhang Dai-qi (張黛琪), who was in charge of the Chinese courses for these Japanese students, said that she would focus on improving Ritsumeikan students&rsquo; writing abilities because she asked them to turn in a paper before they left.&nbsp; Also, the center increased a lot of culture-related courses so these Japanese students would know more about Taiwan and the difference between Taiwan and Japan.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"><br /> </font>&nbsp;</p>