Being an Exchange Student in Japan
Good morning, it’s time to go to school! Alright welcome to a new segment of this vlog called… “RAFI IN A JAPANESE SCHOOL!” This is one of the many school hallways that looks exactly as we know it from anime and manga. This is how Japanese classes usually look like, the traditional way, most of the classes in this school look like this. Yeah, and you know how they always say that the main protagonist of the anime always sits by the window.. Yeah, I sit on the completely opposite side, at the last desk there. Teacher: “Okay, today we have a clasroom visitation till the second period.” Anyways, the best thing about the school is I think the school campus.. which is just… look at that! OMG, what.. oh my god *speechless* the school campus and the rice fields, you know, everything! It’s so awesome. Also this school isn’t just only one building. It has multiple buildings. I think these are the two main buildings, I suppose, then this is the building for P.E. ummm.. And then there’s another building for something else, but I completely forgot for what it was so… Yeah, I think we can all agree that this school and its campus is just… Ten times more beautiful and pretty and nice than European schools.. and I mean like holy crap, like these rice fields and this like gate, the Torii and yeah just… I wish we had rice fields in Europe. And also this whole thing is like right next to the school, you know… Okay, so there are even more school premises. Maybe as you can hear there’s the school band practicing there. Oh, by the way, today’s Saturday, okay? A lot of the kids go to school on Saturday because either they have some practice like; sports practice like for example volleyball, baseball, basketball, I think or maybe the band practice or they have some clubs and activities.. And so to kind of sum up Japanese schools. It’s all about sports, it’s all about clubs and teams. Yeah, I would say that they’re very competitive, but in the good sense! Anyways right there, they’re having the baseball practice and right here they have a soccer practice. Okay, so right now I went kind of closer to the rice fields so I can reenact my favorite scene… Welcome to the rice fields motherfu- -Yeah, that’s a classic scene from Filthy Frank… Okay, I’m starting to get kind of sweaty in this suit. So let’s go back to the school. I almost forgot, these are the school buses, there are, I don’t know, like 15 maybe more of them. I’m not really sure right now. Anyways, these school buses take the kids to school on weekdays. There’s the school dormitory for students that don’t really live anywhere near the school. For example, there are a few students from Mongolia. Here we are in the school again! This is how all the kids buy lunch unless they have one from home, like a bento or something. And also this is the school canteen where all the students have lunch after the fourth period. Hello guys! Today we’re in Haguro high school… Let’s take a look at all the people having lunch! So here we are in the school cafeteria! Look at all these children! ヽ(・∀・)ﾉ Okay guys so the vlog isn’t over I want to talk about one more thing and that thing is restrictions in Japanese schools I actually filmed this before in the school, but the audio was really bad so I’m gonna film this again! You see Japanese schools have some rules that probably most of the Western schools don’t have… For example: Japanese girls cannot wear makeup and earrings in the school, which is something that I consider very common in Europe at least.. That girls always wear makeup, not all of them, but most of them.. Of course there are some rules, for the boys too, for example: boys shouldn’t have long hair, by long, I mean their hair shouldn’t touch their ears So I will might have to get a haircut… hopefully not! Then of course boys cannot have facial hair, which is a rule for teachers, too.. Then you always have to wear a uniform to school. Now, in summer we have something called the summer uniform which is basically either a polo shirt or a white button-up shirt with a necktie, but without the jacket. Furthermore teachers collect the students phones at the start of each day. They always have these big white boxes and every student has a slot in the box so then the phones are in a row… and then we get our phones back after the sixth period. Which is the end of the classes… By the way, the classes start at 8:50 AM and each class has 50 minutes. And then after all the classes are over before the clubs some students always stay in the school to clean the school (about 10-15 minutes). Yeah, you heard me correctly. No cleaning ladies or workers. The students do all the work. They clean the school! And yeah, I guess that’s it for today’s vlog. Don’t worry more of them are on the way! So I’ll see you in the next one. Bye!