Bath community marks student exchange with events
BY NATHAN STROUT
Times Record Staff
This Saturday marks Japanese Culture Day in Bath, and local businesses and organizations are working with the Bath-Tsugaru Student Exchange to host a series of events to immerse Bath residents in Japanese culture.
“We do (Japanese Culture Day) every year as a way to honor and keep visible the sister-city partnership between Bath and Tsugaru,” said Anne Schlitt, president of the Bath-Tsugaru Student Exchange.
The Bath-Tsugaru sister-city relationship began in 1990, on the 100th anniversary of the fateful sinking of a Bath-built ship off the coast of Shariki village, now part of Tsugaru — a city of about 34,000 situated northwest on Japan’s largest island.