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Japanese exchange student arrives tomorrow 
Aug. 11, 2011 8:10 am 
Updated: Nov. 6, 2011 6:09 pm
I am very excited that our  family will be hosting a Japanese exchange student for the entire school year.  

I would like to have a better understanding of his daily diet and try to not completely disrupt it.  

I will be scouring AllRecipes for helpful advice and tips.

My adventure starts tomorrow.
Aug. 11, 2011 8:22 am
It's great that you don't want to disrupt what he is used to. However, he is here for the "American Experience" and that includes his diet. Allow him to prepare a "Japanese Experience" for you whether it be food, custom or ceremony. We had Japanese students here and this is how we interacted with them. Don't try to do Japanese because- unless you are Japanese- it will be awkward. Just be you and do what you know and let him be him and your year will be a wonderful experience. In addition, we found American Japanese restaurants to be disfavored by our students.
Aug. 11, 2011 12:55 pm
I agree with you Mike. He will be in to hamburgers and pizza in no time.
Aug. 12, 2011 2:44 pm
I also agree with Mike. My aunt and uncle hosted a Japanese exchange student and the organization specifically told them not to change anything about the way they lived, including the foods they prepared and ate. Have fun with your exchange student!! My aunt and uncle LOVED being a host family!
Nov. 6, 2011 6:09 pm
You have been right! Mondo loves the American Food. I used to have leftovers with pizza but no more. He is amazed at the size of the hamburgers here. His favorites are Baked Ziti, Egg Casserole and Corn Muffin. He did make us a delicious miso soup.
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