At the end of the winter term, an email went out to the students asking if we would like to appear in a spot TV show called "O-i, Nippon! (Hello Japan!)". They required us to say something about Niigata and what we liked about the prefecture.
I signed up for it, and wondered what it would be like to appear on TV. The NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)staff came over one sunny afternoon in the beginning of spring and we went to the soccer field beside the dorms to do the recording. Weather was fine, but we were all nervously memorising our lines and trying to look good for the TV.
About a month ago, our PR Officer informed us about the schedule of the TV spots. There were about 9 of us, and we had 2 slots each on the prefectural station and national station. I was so excited about it and wanted to have a recording of it. But NHK mentioned that they would not be providing us a copy of it.
We weren't familiar with the TV here, and there was no proper recording equipment around to do it as well. One friend even suggested using a digicam to record ourselves while we watch TV! So in the end, we
This is the page where they put up everyone's faces, try to spot the rest of the IUJ'ers.
I actually wrote a paragraph of things to say, but had to cut it down to 1 line since we only had about 7 seconds each. But if I'm not mistaken, this was probably what I said : 季節によって違いますが、色々な顔を持っている新潟が大好きです！