Monthly Archives: November 2016

Event – International Friendship Festival

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Hey, everyone!

This Sunday, November 27 is the International Friendship Festival!international-friendship-festival-color-flyer

If you have free time and happen to be in the area, please stop by! Several JETs will be participating in the festival and they would surely love your support. There will be booth exhibits, a bazaar, a world gourmet food corner, a cultural exchange corner, stage performances, tea tasting, kimono dress up, and more! There will also be a stamp rally with prizes.

The festival will be held at Hotel Eminence (https://goo.gl/maps/FBFNjvFHwDo) in Mashiki from 11:00 to 16:00. The event is free to attend, but bring some money for food and shopping.

Click here to see the event program flyer (in Japanese).

This is a good chance to connect with the international community within Kumamoto Prefecture.
Hope to see you there!

Oh, and maybe bring a rain jacket…!

Autumn 2016 YOKA

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The Autumn 2016 YOKA is here! This quarter’s YOKA features the following…
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  • Rainbow Forest Camp by Mary Ellen Greenwood
  • Aoi Aso Jinja Okunchi Matsuri by Jamie Jové-Viniegra
  • Small Cuts by Jazmin Guerrero
  • Komame Cafe by Erin Dillon
  • Stay on the Left by Blain Cox
  • Photos by Hiroshi Fukushima, Jazmin Guerrero, Jamie Jové-Viniegra, George Leach, Laura McGhee

This YOKA was designed by George Leach. An HQ Version (106 MB) of this issue is also available. Submissions are always accepted for future issues of the YOKA. If you want to contribute an article, photo, or creative piece to be part of a future issue, please e-mail your submission to kumamotopa@gmail.com.

 

2016 Higokko Wakuwaku English Camp for JHS Students

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The second annual Junior High School Higokko Wakuwaku English Camp was held on Saturday, October 29. Junior High School students interested in English came from all over Kumamoto Prefecture to the camp to enjoy using English and learning about other cultures.

Our favorite mascot, Kumamon, joined the party! Feel free to check out some photos from the camp.

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