Social distancing has become a survival skill and as much as TCU prides in living like a family, the family has had to adhere to distancing. 2020 came in like a wrecking ball, had people withdrawing from daily routines and seeking comfort in distance. Are we still able to sit down and chat or we … Continue reading Keeping up with the ‘Rona’
Once a year, we at Tokyo Christian University put on our own 文化祭 - a cultural festival called Zion Festival! This festival draws in and attracts guests from all parts of Japan, and it is a great opportunity to interact with and open our community to both Christians and non-Christians alike. We hold this festival … Continue reading 2019 Zion Festival
ACTS Freshmen at Spring Commencement Ceremony, April 2019
During this past winter break, Koryn, a sophomore from Canada, spent her two weeks’ vacation in four different prefectures. She details some of the highlights of her busy break below. When it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, it’s rough to be stuck in the dorms alone. Since this was my third winter in a … Continue reading WINTER BREAK IN MY SECOND HOME
This year, the theme for Zion, TCU's annual cultural festival was 'Ah!' an expression of exceeding joy taken from Matthew 2:10. This event is a platform for the school to interact with the surrounding communities, associate churches, friends, alumni, and prospective students. On that day, we open our campus to the public and we entertain … Continue reading Zion Festival 2018
On September 24, the AAA (Acts-es Alumni Association) hosted a BBQ welcoming the freshmen who joined in the ACTS-ES program this August. It was a perfect way for both current and ACTS alumni to get to know each other better. The alumni shared some of their experiences in TCU and gave advice and insight on … Continue reading BBQ and babies day out.
It’s a new Acts-es year, meet the students joining our family...
What does it look like to answer God's call to 'GO' as a Christian in Japan and as a student in TCU? Summer mission trips in TCU are a tradition designed to help us live out our faith, go into communities throughout Japan, reach out, impart lives, create bonds, hear the voice of God more … Continue reading Summer Mission trips 2018 (KAKIDEN!)
Being able to get away from the daily pressures of campus life and to have time away with mates was undeniably a refreshing experience. Yamanashi-ken gave us so many things to enjoy. The breathtaking view of mt. Fuji from Evergreen hotel, the hotel staff's hospitality, adventures in the woods, fastest roller coasters at FujiQ, paranomic … Continue reading Spring retreat （２０１８） at Yamanashi 県
All international students at TCU, with exception of those who are already competent in Japanese, are required to take six Japanese courses, or eighteen credits, over the course of their first two years studying at TCU. I happen to be in the intermediate level of Japanese with the second year ACTS-ES students. We are currently … Continue reading “Learning 日本語(Japanese)”: Andrew’s Experience