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Kittery Welcomes Friends From Japan For 26th Time

posted Jan 8, 2020, 5:35 PM by Seth Cole
For the 26th time, Kittery welcomes our friends from from Oirase and Rokunohe in the prefecture of Aomori, Japan. Twelve Japanese students and their chaperones arrived in Boston on Monday, January 6, and after a day tour of the city, arrived in Kittery in time for dinner and ice skating Tuesday evening. Wednesday featured the Opening Assembly held in the Shapleigh School gymnasium. Thursday will showcase Japanese student cultural presentations, and Friday will including a field trip to Traip Academy to use their climbing wall, and a trip to Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth.

Check back for more news and pictures from the trip (photos can also be found on Shapleigh's Facebook page).

Pictured, left to right: Takiguchi Takayuki, Superintendent of Schools for Rokunohe, Shapleigh Principal Anne Ellis, and Kittery Superintendent Eric Waddell present Mr. Takayuki with a gift.