The Times Record: New Leaders Managing Exchange Program

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. ...
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Japanese Culture Day: April 18

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 th...
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Dining for a cause

Tuesday July 16, 5-9pm at Henry & Marty Restaurant and Bar, 61 Main St., Brunswick, Maine. The wonderful restaurant has pledged 10% of the evening's sales to support the 2013 Student Travel Fund.  Let your server know that you are dining to support the students! Reservations suggested, but not required: 207-721-9141. Hope to see you there!
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Heritage Days Preview

We are excited to announce  the visit of a Tsugaru City delegation over the Fourth of July.  The city will be welcoming this small group of officials, who are coming to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the sister city documents and to participate in Heritage Days activities. Please contact us to join  in the Bath Fourth of July parade. A Tsugaru official will be grand marshall, followed by a nebuta float and music.  You are encouraged to join us in the parade...jackets a...
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General Consul Akira Muto Visits Bath, May 10, 2013

The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program and the City of Bath is pleased to welcome Akira Muto, Consul General of Japan on Friday, May 10, 2013. Mr. Muto will travel from his Boston office to visit Governor LePage at the State Capital, Bath City officials, and other Maine-Japan exchange programs. Bath, Maine and Tsugaru City, Japan are celebrating 20 years of intercultural exchange. The exchange began to commemorate the efforts by Japanese villagers to rescue sailors of the Bath-built sh...
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Travel Meeting March 9th 2010

The next travel meeting for this summer's visit to Japan will be held on 3/9 at 6pm in the Teen Room of the Bath YMCA.  We will be reviewing the proposed itineraries and costs, the roster of those making the trip, new passport requirements and collecting a $100/person deposit to hold a seat for the trip.  Please plan to attend this important meeting.
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Learn Japanese!

Visit the Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine and check out their excellent selection of Japanese language-learning resources. You may also visit them on-line  http://www.patten.lib.me.us/ 1.  "Search the Catalog" (at upper right)  for "Japanese Language"  OR 2.  "Download Audio Books" (in left-side menu bar...scroll down)...search for "Japanese". The "Language Media Center" at Bowdoin College also has Japanese Audio files available for public use.  Their website is http://library.bowdoi...
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Host Families Needed

Help Wanted! A group from Tsugaru/Shariki will be coming to Maine this summer, in early to mid August.  If you are interested in welcoming a Japanese visitor into your home, please contact me for more information: Cindy Matthews,  Program Coordinator cmatthews@sad55.org
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