Coverage of Culture Day in the Times Record

JAPANESE CULTURE DAY 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 B...

Coverage of Culture Day in the Forecaster

Bath to celebrate Japanese culture, friendship The Forecaster, February 22, 2017 By Alex Lear BATH — A friendship forged from tragedy nearly 130 years ago will be celebrated March 4 on Japanese Culture Day. Japanese residents cared for survivors of a Bath-built ship that wrecked offshore of Skariki, Japan, in 1889. A century later, a delegation of officials from Shariki – which later merged with four other villages to form Tsugaru City – traveled to Bath to propose a formal s...

Tsugaru Students Start Visit

BY BEN GOODRIDGE Times Record Staff The city of Bath on Monday welcomed 12 ninth graders from Tsugaru, Japan, in what has been a successful exchange program between the two cities since 1990. A tour of Maine Maritime Museum and a barbecue on the banks of the Kennebec River kicked off their 10-day visit. “The student exchange is a really great community activity,” said Anne Schlitt, president of the nonprofit organization in charge of the program. “Bath has opened their arms ...