GFC Christmas party

On December 10th, the GFC course organised a Christmas party, following the Japanese traditions of “Bōnenkai” or “Year-end parties.”
The students and teachers teamed up and made all kinds of dishes from their own country to celebrate the cultural diversity of the students in the program.
After dinner, we shared some thoughts on the students’ research and their hopes for the upcoming year.

GFC alumna appearance on NHK

GFC alumna and current administrative assistant Saskia Thoelen appeared as the reporter for Trails to Oishii Tokyo, a television program by NHK World. In this episode, featuring Matcha, Saskia had the opportunity to interview several renowned matcha makers, tea specialists and restaurant owners.

For those who are interested, the program can be seen on-demand through the following link:

She participated in other episodes introducing mikan, kanpyo, buri, and kamaboko.–4h6mzM6J7jGhAlU

Saskia also appeared on the program Journeys in Japan, talking about the Sawara festival and the Nakanojo Art Biënnale.