By Juri Dagio| Staff Writer

Word on the Street: Japanese International Students: What do you miss most from home?

Nagisa Saito
Age: 22
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Major: Liberal Arts

“Convenience. From where I’m from in Tokyo, it’s very convenient. Transportation like trains and buses are convenient. I don’t have a car, bike, moped here, I take the bus all the time; it’s very unreliable.”

Sakiko Arisaka
Age: 20
Hometown: Annaka, Gunma
Major: Liberal Arts and Economics

“My mother’s dishes.”

Naru Suzuki
Age: 20
Hometown: Nagoya, Aichi
Major: Liberal Arts

“My dog.”

Nene Matsuo
Age: 20
Hometown: Sakai, Osaka
Major: Liberal Arts

“I miss my family, my mom’s cooking, and Japanese food.”

Yuka Ichige
Age: 23
Hometown: Mito, Ibaraki
Major: Hospitality and Tourism

“I’m from Japan and I miss Japanese food. Japanese people like raw eggs; I miss TKG [Tamago kake gohan]. In Hawai’i, they don’t eat raw eggs, I always want to eat one.”