When I studied Japanese in Kyoto at the first time, I stayed in the share-house with roommates from different countries and coincidentally, all of us study Japanese in the same school. As expected, we became very good friends. At the Japanese language school, we studied Japanese as well as the local culture. By realizing the importance of culture communication, I felt that not only should we study Japanese language and culture, but also introduce our own cultures to the local people as well. Holding an event, like Culture Festival, would be an effective approach. After discussing with my friends, the idea of Culture Festival was wildly accepted. We start preparation right away.
At the beginning, everyone devoted themselves into the event. However, with the process of the preparation, some of my friends quit the crew and I talked to the representative of them, Micheal who came from the USA. He claimed that due to the heavy academic tasks in school, he had to focus on the study rather than being distracted by the event which in his opinion, could not help his Japanese study. In order to solve this problem, I asked our Italian crew, Timmy for help, whose Japanese girlfriend worked as a teacher in the local school. As a result, we decided to simultaneously invite the the students from the local school to join our crew and of cause, the members who quit. It solved the problem that Japanese would also be used during the event. With the help of the local students, we held the event successfully and build the profound relationship between the overseas students and the local students. From this experience, I learned that leader should also have the ability to consider everyone’s needs.