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We are expecting an unusually large group of travelers from Tsugaru this summer. Please consider helping us out by hosting a middle school student (or two) during their visit August 10-17.  Our host families come from all over: Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, Woolwich, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Freeport, Damariscotta and more.  Awesome opportunity to make a life-long friend in Japan! Host Family req's are in the flyer below and include a 7 night stay with daily breakfast and dinner.  During the day, the travelers will be with me checking out Phippsburg, Harpswell and Bath and host families can enjoy on...

April 18th Culture Day

We are excited to offer many great activities for families and friends to enjoy on the morning and afternoon of April 18th! Activities include: Japanese folktales and kid's games, Japanese board game "Go" workshop, beginner Japanese language class, origami demonstration, archery practice (kyudo) and a sake tasting event! All activities are FREE and open to the public!  Please note we are selling a tickets for the tea ceremony  and tickets can be purchased at The Mustard Seed (in Bath) to RSVP your spot.  Seats are limited! Don't forget the 'kick off' Manga event this Friday night @ the...

The Times Record: New Leaders Managing Exchange Program

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The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program made the front page of the March 30th edition of The Times Record. With new leadership and renewed vigor, we have high hopes for this year's program, as well as future exchanges. Read an excerpt and access the full article below: Calling all with wanderlust, the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program is seeking travelers who are interested in experiencing Japanese culture firsthand through a 10-day homestay in northern Japan this summer. The exchange program takes place every summer, with students and adults from Midcoast Maine traveli...

Japanese Culture Day: April 18

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This is the Bath-Tsugaru Exchange Program's 25th year of service and cross-cultural exchange between students and families in Maine and Aomori. We want to say THANK YOU for helping make our organization the largest cultural exchange program in the state of Maine! Join us for a full day of Japanese events, activities, workshops and demonstrations!  All events are FREE and open to the public! Please see the detailed itinerary for the events here: Program Page 1 ・ Program Page 2 Please note that the Japanese dinner and taiko performance have been postponed.  Stay tuned for information about ...