Do not touch life, do touch life…

As I sit here in a Starbucks just outside Yasaka shrine in Kyoto, Japanese capital of peace and bliss (envisioned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the late 16th century) walking around and seeing the mix of old and new, I realise not only how fortunate that I am, but also think about the trip I’ve had here in Japan so far…

I’m travelling with my English companions, looking to develop and foster a spirit of sharing and collaboration across our cultures and countries. The project is called ‘Think Global’ and I wrote about the project previously here. So far we have attended a conference with Japanese colleagues in Fukushima and just yesterday, here in Kyoto.

The four sessions we are running look at a variety of topics such as communication, human rights education and in my case the global classroom and using technology to break down the confines of the walls of the classroom.

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