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International Cuisine: The Cure for Homesick Students in Beppu Part 2 of 2

In this article we will move from the South of Asia that we covered in part 1 of this series to the East of Asia. The next restaurant on our list is Korean. Although Korea is just around an hour flight from Beppu, there are numerous Korean restaurants in Beppu offering different food options. One of these is Tonchan. Tonchan offers an all you can eat and drink option for 2,000 yen, dishes such as samgyeopsal, tteokbokki or softdrink. Tonchan is located in the Kitahama area of Beppu. Students often come here for gohankai, or eating together with friends. Tonchan Business Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday to Saturday: 17:30 – 00:30 Address: 15 8 2, 8 Kitahama, Beppu, Oita 874-0920, Japan https://t

Job Hunting Tips for APU Students 2020 -Vol.1 TSVETKOV Radoslav Tsvetanov

Hello everyone. I'm Yumena Nakagawa. We are starting a new series that we are calling the 2020 Job Search Advice Column for APU Students. This year, COVID-19 has meant that there has been a lot of online job hunting. I also had to look for employment during the COVID-19 crisis, but I felt that fewer trips to the city made screening time more efficient. Just like everyone has their own study method that is most effective for them, there are many different approaches to job hunting. We asked students who have successfully found employment for the secrets to their success, including their thoughts behind job hunting as well as their activities. Take a big step into life after university and fin

International Cuisine: The Cure for Homesick Students in Beppu Part1of 2

Having the opportunity to study abroad can provide students with countless advantages, not only through education but also through valuable experiences. However, living far from their home country makes students yearn not only for their family and friends, but also for the tastes of their home culture. Homesickness can also be an issue for students living abroad, because they are often dealing with a new environment and society, which can be stressful. Overcoming these challenges is a bit easier for students studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU). The university is located in southwestern Japan, in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture. Founded here only 20 years ago, the university and