Daily Archives: January 9, 2020

Wheels are up and the Japan group is en route to Tokyo!

The Japan group is en route! After a 7:00 amdeparture from Farmington, they arrived at Boston Logan Airport with time for some food and rest before boarding their Japan Air Flight #007 for Tokyo Narita International Airport. Kate Doemland reported that everyone is happy and very excited to start their journey. 

On the bus departing Porter’s this morning!

The group is due to arrive in Tokyo tomorrow, January 10th at 3:54pm local time. I will update this blog once the group has arrived in Japan.

Stay tuned!

Welcome to the 19-20 Porter’s in Japan Blog!

We are excited for this 11th grade InterMission class to begin their incredible journey to Kichijo Girls School in Tokyo, Japan!

You can expect to receive updates once daily on this blog. Please keep in mind that the time in Japan will be 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time so the postings may not happen on a schedule that makes sense in your time zone. This blog is the place to find pictures, videos and reflections from students and faculty on the trip, as well as to receive daily updates about the group’s activities and experiences. We are asking our faculty trip leaders to post all materials so that students can be present for every moment and so that they will not worry about posting to the blog in a timely manner.

We also strongly encourage you to keep contact with your children to a minimum during the immersion, which will allow them to fully experience the life and community of the school. Emailing periodically is a great way to touch base with without disrupting their experiences in school and other activities. We strongly discourage texting and phone calls for the duration of this cultural immersion.

It is going to be a FANTASTIC experience for all and we look forward to sharing it with you on this blog.