My name is Hélène Lassartesses, I am a 20 years old French student. I have just finished my first year at ESSEC, a French business school located in Paris suburbs. I have been studying Japanese for one year now and had the unique opportunity to come to Japan for a two month internship in the Kyoto International Manga Museum.
I have always been fascinated by the Japanese culture. Indeed, manga is a very special form of Japanese art, distributed all over the world. Thanks to manga many people get interested in both Japanese language and culture and I expect that this internship will enable me to discover more deeply the Japanese culture.
As an intern, I am working in the public relations department .I am in charge of foreign customers. One of the key concerns of this museum is to make foreign visitors feel comfortable and arouse their interest in the manga culture. From today I will try to give my impressions about my life in Kyoto and of course my internship. Enjoy “les aventures d' helene au MM (Helen’s Adventure).”