We had a chat with Japan on January 19, 2001 at Aiea Elementary School. Cherie's mom and sister came and joined us for the chat and also brought us a great dinner. After we chowed down we got on the computers and started chatting.
Japan : OK. Every amination is well-done!! We are impressed to know that 5th
and 6th graders have made the site!
Japan : To Sean: I felt scared to see the amination (Natsuki). It tells us the cruelty of war very well. (Asuka) The amination is terrific... images and sounds synchronize very well (Sota). It is dramatic. (Yuko)
Sean Galera : Do you have any suggestions for improvement?
Japan : To Steven: We can easily understand that Japanese airplanes dropped bombs. Was the ship at ancor? as it is not moving.
Steven Sedenio : Do you have any suggestions for improvement?
Japan : To: Eleen: The sound is powerful and effective. There are lots of buildings, but in the wartime we don't think that there were lots of tall buildings. Most of houses were wooden and low. The bomb exploded in the air.
Japan : To Steven: How about adding sound?
Lynne Sueoka : Thank you...that is important information and helps to keep our
animations and website accurate :)
Eleen Wang : thank you for the imformation
Steven Sedenio : Ok thanks for your suggestion.
Japan : To Eleen: Your idea is great!! Keep up good work.
Japan : To Cherie: The contrast of black and white is effective. We like the first page stay a little longer. The photos tell us the modern Hiroshima, and the photo of doves convey peaceful image.
Marissa Isaki : Eleen: thank you Yuko!
Japan : To Marissa: Zoomning-in method is good. We think more camps with
people might be good.
Japan : To Eleen: One more thing. The shape of clouds after explosing was
like a mushroom. (Genshi)
Lynne Sueoka : LABO students you are a great audience...such thoughtful and
thorough comments and responses!!
Marissa Isaki : I'm not finished yet, so that's just the beginning. I'm going to get
to the camps later.
Marissa Isaki : Thank you for the suggestion and the comments!
Lynne Sueoka : Aloha Gen! nice to see you on our chat :)
Japan : To Marissa: Yes, we know. Your method is fantastic!!! Good job :-)
Lynne Sueoka : Cookies...would you like to tell the LABO students about how you are organizing the website and where you would like to share their correspondence with you?
Japan : To Melissa: We quite agree with your idea --- causes of war!! The animation is very effective. Colour are good!
Cherie Yamashiroya : Thank you!
Cherie Yamashiroya : Our main purpose for our site is preserving peace and we want our viewers to feel what we felt while making the site.
Marissa Isaki : We are organizing our site by the "Past", "Present", and the "Future" of WWII...
Cherie Yamashiroya : Our title is "World War II Through Our Eyes, Hearts, and Minds - Past, Present, and Future"
Sean Galera : In our title, the "eyes" part means other people opinions and perspectives. Like looking through somebody else's eyes.
Japan : Through your site, we can learn the fact of war, feel cruelty of war. We look forward to your animation in "future" category.
Cherie Yamashiroya : For my part I'm planning a sim for Hiroshima. There will be polls and decision making activities through the sim. Do you have any suggestions for me to add into the sim?
Japan : Until exchanging with you, we have not known about the internment camps in Hawaii. We have learned a lot from you.
Cherie Yamashiroya : Sim means simulation
Japan : Would you tell me what people had to do in the internment camps ? (Maiko)
Marissa Isaki : There weren't any internment camps in Hawaii, all of them were on the mainland. Though people from Hawaii did go to the internment camps.
Cherie Yamashiroya : For our "future" we don't have much ideas, but do you have any suggestions?
Marissa Isaki : Somethings that people did in the internment camps was going to school, play basketball (sports), go to work (adults), these are some of the thing that they did.
Japan : Thank you, Marissa. It was painful experience for them who had to go to mainland.
Cherie Yamashiroya : We will be using your emails and it will be located in the "Present" section
Marissa Isaki : In the internment camps people could go to stores in the camps and shop for things.
Cherie Yamashiroya : We also interview my Aunty Sachi because she went to an internment camp 20:01:55 Lynne Sueoka : We will have time for just a few more comments...we don't want to keep our visitors online too long :)
Japan : Feel free to use our emails in your site.
Lynne Sueoka : Thank you...they are a beautiful example of our hope for future peace I think :)