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Josai visitors experience new things during this year's trip to Sweet Home


August 7, 2019

Scott Swanson

JOSAI STUDENT Sakine Suwannee, center, reads a thank-you letter she wrote to host "moms" Tenille Sayer, left, and Regina Williams as her fellow student, Haryana Shinoda, listens.

Of The New Era

The 2019 Josai exchange group ended their 13-day visit to Sweet Home with a first: a visit to the Jamboree.

"We came later this year," said Takashi Takahashi, international school liaison at Josai Gakuen, the Tokyo prep school that has sent students to Sweet Home and hosted visits from Sweet Home High School students for 37 years. "That has allowed us to visit the Jamboree."

The 11 Japanese visitors who remained last week, 10 students and Takahashi, who is known colloquially on both sides of the Pacific as "Taka-Taka," spent most of Friday at the festival, getting a look at...

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