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On March 25th, Armstrong High School Japanese students celebrated the great success of hosting 23 visiting Japanese students. During the community event, the visitors presented Japanese culture, history and customs.
Hosting the students was coordinated by Intermediate District 287 Japanese Teacher, Kaoru Thompson. Kaoru has taught Japanese language at Armstrong for five years.
The students were here on behalf of the Kakehashi Project. The large-scale youth exchange project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and promotes mutual understanding among the people of Japan and the U.S.
It takes more than six months to plan and coordinate each year. Japanese students have visited Armstrong two previous years, and Kaoru’s class visited Japan in 2013.
Thanks go to Kaoru for leading Japanese learning efforts, and to Armstrong Principal Dave Dahl for hosting the educational and fun evening.