At Kansai University Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka), we offer field trips for students to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and society.
On June 3, seventy-eight Bekka students went on a field trip to Hyogo, led by teachers and staff members. At Maiko Marine Promenade, students learned cutting-edge technologies in Japan, by seeing close up the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, and walking on glass-bottomed pedestrian bridge. At lunch time, students enjoyed cooking Akashi-yaki, well-known local food in Akashi, by themselves at Shoro-tei restaurant. Then, At Asahi Soft Drinks Akashi Factory, students observed production process of cider and other drinks and learned history in which these drinks, that is familiar to Japanese people, was made. Bekka students had great day to learn about Japanese culture and technology, while interacting with other students.