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  • It's been raining a lot in Tokyo,

  • so my friends and I

  • are heading to the beautiful islands of Kyushu.

  • During the next few days in Kyushu

  • I plan to travel and get some studying done

  • but for those of you studying language...

  • ...how about we study together?

  • If you're hoping to improve your speaking skills

  • then it's really helpful to learn with a native speaker.

  • So check out the teachers available on iTalki.com

  • If you click the link under this video

  • you can get one lesson for free

  • so check it out if you're interested!

  • ((KYUSHU))

  • Alright, we just arrived in Kagoshima Airport

  • here in Kagoshima Prefecture!

  • This is actually my first time

  • outside of Japan's main 'honshu' island.

  • I'm pretty excited!

  • What will we find in this prefecture?

  • Let's go check it out!

  • [ Heading to the Town of Nagashima ]

  • Behind me you can see the rental car~!

  • Look at these cute little cars!

  • Sam, we need music. Sing something!

  • Just pick a song to play!

  • Ok...

  • Ariana Grande!

  • We need a song name

  • not an artist!

  • OK, how about this?

  • We're here for a few days on a special project

  • to see and film some of the

  • untouched parts of Japan that most people don't get to see.

  • Out of the 5 of us, I'm doing most of the filming

  • but I thought I"d use the next few videos

  • to share the fun stuff we're doing behind the scenes.

  • We're taking a quick break...

  • look at this crazy scenery!

  • And Family Mart, working hard to provide for us!

  • Chicken Nanban is a Kyushu specialty?

  • Yep!

  • In honor of Kyushu, we're having some

  • Chicken Nanban, heated riceball, sandwichy delicious looking things...

  • What is your flavor?

  • Miyazaki Steak

  • Miyazaki Steak Rice Ball YAYYYY!!

  • It looks good!

  • Oh, it's really good!

  • Want some?

  • Yeah!

  • Too bad!

  • Aw mann...

  • Chicken Nanban...

  • It's good!

  • It's full of mayonaisse.

  • Oh that's what it is? Mayo?

  • That flavor is what makes it 'Western' flavor.

  • Kyushu is like...

  • already becoming my favorite!

  • Japan works really hard to make regional

  • specialty foods, that are really delicious.

  • Totally.

  • Now entering the island!

  • [ Welcome to Nagashima]

  • We made it!

  • We made it to Nagashima!

  • A little island in Kagoshima Prefecture

  • and we're going to check it out for the next few days.

  • On the 3rd day we're going to this island...

  • but not we're here...

  • At the Onsen (Hot Springs) center!

  • We stayed in a whole house by the Onsen Center

  • which was HUGE and had two different levels.

  • So big!

  • Over there we have a Japanese-style Tatami room.

  • After my last video, I'm pretty sure some of you guys are wondering

  • how I'm traveling when I should be studying.

  • So, this is how I do it!

  • I need to improve my speaking skills

  • so I recorded a final presentation I did for one of my classes.

  • I used to use a program called "Audacity" on my computer

  • but recently I've been using my phones voice recording app

  • The next part's easy :). Listen back,

  • and when you're own your way to places, take notes of parts that are especially cringeworthy!

  • Then, if you forgot a word or something just look it up

  • study that word, and practice recording it again.

  • In Japan I have plenty of chances to practice speaking casually

  • but really kind of organizing your thoughts and presenting things

  • and doing it really clearly is one of my weaknesses.

  • So this is how I've been keeping things up on the go.

  • [ The place where people help out the residents of Nagashima ] (Town Hall)

  • Isn't that great? What a simply, nice message.

  • Let's find those helpful people, and they'll show us around.

  • We just met some of the people who work here in Nagashima

  • they are showing us around the city

  • and some of the things that the people do here

  • like a health center and some other cool things like that

  • We are still just getting started!

  • We're enjoying some dinner locally

  • having some fresh fish and treats that were made here

  • because tomorrow, we have a huge day.

  • Getting ready to film and meet the people here.

  • Until then, it's time for us to call it a night.

  • Hopefully, we'll see you guys next time!

It's been raining a lot in Tokyo,

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Leaving Tokyo for Kyushu 本州を出る外国人の初体験 [長島町01]

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