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Class of 2018

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Mattie Kao

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major:
Psychobiology
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I like the feeling of being in a family away from family and knowing I have people I can always love and trust in Kyodo.

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Cade Okohira

Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Major:
Psychobiology
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Matsuri
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I enjoy the community atmosphere of Kyodo and how everyone is very kind and welcoming. I've met some rad friends and am looking forward to getting experience performing and learning from the older members.

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May Kono

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Major/Minor:
Film TV and Digital Media
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I like the new bonding experience that playing taiko brings, and how everyone is supportive and welcoming!

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Camille Pierce

Hometown: Mandeville, LA
Major:
Undeclared - Physical Sciences
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Encore Remix
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love feeling closer to my Japanese-American side while learning about a new art form with a group of loving, amazing people.

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Troy Sisson

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Major/Minor:
Biochemistry
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
Having a great group of friends to play music and hangout with

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Reilly Terao

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Major:
Mechanical Engineering
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Yonsei
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love the welcoming atmosphere along with the positive attitude and energy everyone brings with them. I am truly thankful to be part of Kyodo

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Michael Tabe

Hometown: Mililani, HI
Major/Minor:
Statistics
Year:
1st
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Encore Remix
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I enjoy being able to learn how to play taiko, especially when I get to learn new songs. Everyone is always supportive throughout the learning process and gives great advice, creating a fun and exciting learning environment.

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Hana Tyska

Hometown: South Pasadena, CA
Major:
Design Media Arts
Year:
2nd
Favorite Kyodo Song:
Encore Remix
What do you enjoy most about being in Kyodo?:
I love how powerful I feel when I play taiko; being in such a supportive group of like-minded people is very comforting and fun!