Mottainai means “regret over wastefulness.” We teach our students this important Nikkei cultural value in unique ways. We first have them think of various methods to reuse things we’d normally throw away, like newspapers, by building the tallest newspaper towers. 

Workshop Outcomes

-Increased awareness of cultural values and dynamics

-Critical thinking in how our communities, cultures, and values shape our behaviors

-Increased awareness of values in everyday life

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