Davie students heading to Japan
Western High School students have been selected to travel to Japan and participate in the Kizuna Project.
The 23 students will begin their two-week stay with four days in the village of Ten’ei in Fukushima Prefecture. There, they will meet with people living in a temporary shelter and visit local schools. Then the teens will trek to Tokyo for five days and experience a home stay. Their final days will be spent in the Kansai area, where they will tour Kyoto and learn about how it was rebuilt after the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake
The Kizuna Project was developed in cooperation between The Japan Foundation and The Laurasian Institute following the March 11, 2011 earthquake. This project is aimed at high school students who have a demonstrated academic interest in Japanese language and culture.
In exchange, Western High School will receive and host Japanese high school students coming from an area affected by last year’s earthquake for two weeks in the spring of 2013.
-- Scott Fishman
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