On January 15, I flew to Tokyo. This trip was for my work and studies. I was eager to learn about English education and engineering.
At work, a new project was about to start. I had to solve the problems I was faced with before that. I had mainly two problems. One was about English education, and the other was about engineering.
My first destination was my alma mater, Sophia University, where my friend was teaching. When I said I was going to Tokyo, she kindly invited me to her class. The lesson was conducted in English. It was exciting to join class with young students. I liked her lesson very much. It gave me hints about my teaching methods.
Although there were many new buildings “towering” over the campus, the old brick building called Building No.1 remained there as they used to be. I studied Speech & Writing there about 25 years ago. When I was walking along this building, I came up with an idea of asking my students to write a journal just as I had done when I was a student.
After getting inspired by my friend’s class and Building No.1, I headed for the second destination, Tokyo Big Sight. There was an exhibition on the electronics and automobile industries. I learned many things there. They were what I had really wanted to know.
In this way, I was able to find solutions to my problems through my trip to Tokyo,