Nikoli / Nikoli / American High School Students Created their First Japanese Crossword with Maki
2012-04-27 03:40 #12040002
Maki Kaji, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Japan Bowl, a Japanese language national championship for American high school students. Maki has been invited as a special judge by the organizer for the last five years. During the entertainment session, Maki shared the making of a Japanese crossword in Nikoli way with more than 200 students. Students came up with words such as koibito (lover), kokuhaku (tell someone how you feel) and tomodachi (friend). Maki then helped students create a story like, “I wanted to be a lover with her and told her how I felt. She rejected me but we ended up as a friend.” Maki said creating puzzles is fun when you can put one’s personality with a sense of humor.