Global Programs Blog


Evelyn Hernandez (JD '1​8)
Legal and Internal Audit Department, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
​Tokyo, Japan


I was invited by the Group Leader of the Compliance Planning and Administration Group, Takuji Miyao, to visit the city of Kamakura, in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. It is a small coastal town about 30 miles south of Tokyo.

Along with us came Honsho-san and Miyao-san’s daughter, Shuka-san. Shuka-san volunteered to plan the entire day and it turned out to be a wonderful time.

We visited the The Great Buddha of Kamakura, the Bamboo Grove in the Hokokuji Temple, enjoyed a fresh cup of matcha tea at the teahouse, and enjoyed seeing the beautiful hydrangeas that attract tourists around this time of year.

After visiting Kamakura, we decided to have dinner at Chinatown in Yokohama. Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population and is the capital of the Kanagawa Prefecture.

Chinatown consisted of several blocks of streets filled with delicious food and souvenir shops. It was definitely a great way to end an exhausting day sightseeing in Kamakura.

Great Buddha in Kamakura
Matcha Tea
Bamboo Grove Hokuji Temple