Thursday, August 7, 2008

At the Newseum

At the Newseum, we looked many things about broadcasting media. First, I ate lunch with Risa, Tomoko, Kyoko, and Nikki. I ate a lot because I couldn’t eat breakfast. I overslept. Afterwards, we walked around and went to the 4-D theater to see movie. The film was very interesting but I couldn’t understand much><;. There were many photos at the museum, too. The photos awarded a Pulitzer Prize attracted me. And I was surprised that few countries’ press can broadcast news freely. I thought that Japan is really free about religions and races. I didn’t realize the fact when I lived in Japan. So, it was good opportunity for me to go to Newseum.
After that, we went to Chinatown. I saw a big gate. It looked like the gate. I have seen almost the same gate at Yokohama city in Japan. We went around there and looked many Chinese goods.
At night, everyone went to play billiards. But I couldn’t go to with them because I was a bit tired. I heard that they enjoyed playing billiards very much. So I want to play it someday.


Nina Liakos said...

Hi Misa, I hope you will upload some photos to your blog very soon! The instructions are in Module 3. Ask for help if you need it.

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Newseum and it seems like you learned some interesting things while you were there.

That Chinese arch that you saw was a gift to Washington, DC from the government of Taiwan.

When you are tired, sometimes you just have to rest so that you will be ready for the next day! I hope you will have chance to play billiards another time.

Hiromi said...

Hello, Misa!
Visiting the Newseum sounds really interesting to me, and I guess it should make you think about how you interact with the media in Japan, right? In Japan, it seems that we can express almost anything, but I doubt it's true because the government doesn't always provide the information that we need. (Did you hear about the news about Gyoza problems between China and Japan?) Anyway, to know the reality is really important, don't you think?