Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kizuna Project: Students from the Philippines at JIU

The Faculty of International Humanities hosted the first group of 46 students from the Philippines participating in the Kizuna Project sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. They were here at JIU yesterday and today. They spent some days in the Sendai area and then did homestay in Mobara and Kujukiri on the weekend. I attended all of their presentations and think they did a great job as ambassadors of their countries. Their future are in their hands and I'm sure their lives and the lives of those who they've met in Japan have changed. I hope they'll treasure their encounters in Japan and will work with the Japanese towards making the future a bright one. 
In the Mizuta Memorial Hall after their presentations today.

Short speeches at the reception on Monday.

Mr. Kobayashi making flowers for all the students.

With the JIU students after group discussions and presentations.

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