Thursday Mar 21 2013 comments Del Oro hosts Japanese students By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Loomis News -A +A Buy This Photo Now Students from Japan take part in a cultural exchange not only where they learn American lifestyle, but also teach their lifestyle too. Siena Nakazato, Aya Sakai and Ren Ohara, teach Del Oro students about what it’s like to be a teenage in Japan and the types of snack foods they typically eat. Japanese students visiting Del Oro, brought some of their favorite snacks, rice crackers, to give local students a taste of what junk food is like in their country Aya Sakai hands out a traditonal Japanese snack to Del Oro students. Del Oro junior Brandon Powell tries a bisquit from Japan. "It's a lot better than what I expected" Powell said. Ren Ohar, Aya Sakai Siena Nakazato, and Tatsuki Uemura share their version of junk food Del Oro students, tean and crackers. Natsumi Iseya, from Japan, said that her favorite thing during her stay in America was shopping at stores like Forever 21 where she bought t-shirts as gifts. Here Iseya creating thank you cards for her host family before her return home Siena Nakazato, right, gets a culinary lesson from Del Oro students Heather Hopp and Emily Koop. The exchange student is learning how to make cinnamon rolls in the Culinary Industrial Arts class. Natsuko Ikezawa traveled nearly 7,400 miles from Japan to experience the daily life as American teenagers do, which included a soda for breakfast. After tasting the popular root beer, Ikezawa discovered she was not a fan of the American soda. Del Oro sophomore Colin Petree tries a piece of a savory rice cracker from Siena Nakazato who was visiting from Japan with Cultural Homestay International.