Event Report

An American Christmas & Culture Class
(A TRUE American Christmas)

On 7 December 2013 was the 1st Public International Understanding Seminar. The instructors/speakers conducted the cultural seminar as an American family, specifically introducing an American Christmas.
In Japan there are general customs established for a Japanese Christmas but the seminar explored how these customs are different from the American customs, and how exactly one can come to grasp them. Also, everyone sang Christmas carols like "The 12 Days of Christmas," and decorated cookies together. In the warm atmosphere of the Boek family, a harmonious, peaceful, and fun seminar was conducted.

Date

7 December 2013 (10:00AM-12:10PM)

Location

Kagoshima Citizen's Exchange Center, 1st Floor
Kagoshima International Association Classroom

Instructors/Speakers

Mr. Jeremiah Boek (Home Country: America)
Mrs. Geigy Boek (Home Country: America)

Participants

20 Participants (2: Male, 18: Female)

Content

Photos of the American Christmas
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Introductions
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True or False Quiz
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Singing The 12days of Christmas
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Everyone decorating cookies together
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Decorating ingredients
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Finished!
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Everyone eating together
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A commemorative photo

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