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July 13, 2020

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Nothing more American than apple pie

Japanese college students spending five weeks at ONU

By Monty Siekerman
Japanese students learn there is nothing as American as apple pie.

Here, Mana Hashimoto of Mie, Japan, learns how to make apple pie with crumb topping. Has she ever made a pie in her home country? No, one sees pies only in hotels or specialty bakery shops there.

Mana is one of 28 Japanese students studying at Ohio Northern for five weeks this summer as part of a program to acclimate international students to American college life.

hey were having a great time peeling apples and rolling out crust, soon to be a tasty treat rarely found in Japan.

When summer ends, the students will head out to various colleges throughout the U.S., but Mia will remain at ONU to study in the college of arts and sciences.

Why choose ONU? Her brother, Tetsuharu, is a management student here. She is looking forward to attending the same American school as her brother.

But who can make the best pie?