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Students spooked by stories of the unexplained

Japanese Club bonds over Halloween gathering
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Jadin Washington
Japanese Club students walked through campus Oct. 27 as part of a game based on “Dead by Daylight.”

Japanese Club members gathered in the school library Oct. 27 for its traditional “Obake (ghost) Night” to hear stories from social studies teacher David Hasegawa and play spooky games. 

“He’s experienced many ghosts . . . on campus, and he has a sixth sense [for them], so on Obake Night, he comes to the event and shares ghost stories from different buildings,”  Moanalua High School Japanese Club Advisor Jaime Tateyama said. “They do get chickened out a bit since the stories he shares are stories that are set on campus,” she said.

Besides Hasegawa sharing stories about his encounterments with ghosts, the Japanese Club showed a small clip of Japanese horror, just so that the students can understand the difference between Japanese horror and American horror. 

“It’s not mainly about blood or monsters,” Tateyama said, about what makes something frightening to a Japanese audience. “It’s focusing on sound and how you would surprise other people, or a surprise effect,” Tateyama said.

During the event, the club also has social activities for the students to bond with each other more.

 

Social Studies teacher David Hasegawa spun some pretty spooky stories in the library for the Japanese Club members. (Jadin Washington)
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Junior Jadin Washington is a first year staff writer who enjoys performing arts such as dancing and being in the schools marching band. He later hopes to become a professional choreographer and continue to perform in front of others.

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