Biology and Art - January 2024

This month’s contribution comes from Satoka Li, a first-year undergraduate student interested in studying languages, ikebana and reading manga.

24 January – International Day of Education

Some people think education is expensive, especially if we want to study abroad; however, at TMU, there are resources that help us with travel expenses, accommodation, and textbooks. We can also get counseling in Japanese and English about the Japanese lifestyle, study abroad, homestay, and affordable dormitory accommodation on campus. Many international students from Europe, North America, and Asia have decided to study biology here. Why don’t you come and join us?


The rules are simple: 5-7-5, there is no seasonal reference word (a kigo), but your poem must relate to either biology or the topic of the month, and you are writing in English.
Therefore, Satoka’s haiku for this month is:

biology fields
countries’ cooperation
grant for future life


WORDS to learn this month are:
dormitory - 寮, accommodation - 宿泊施設, affordable - 受け入れ易い