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...
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Coverage of Culture Day in the Forecaster

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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...
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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 ...
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Another Front Page Story!

The Bath-Tsugaru Exchange Program made the front page of the Times Record again last Thursday. The article showcases the highlights from both the trip to Tsugaru and the hosting program in the Bath area, which concluded on Monday, August 17th. You can check out the full article here at the Times Record Online
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A Message from the Tsugaru City CIR

Dear Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program board members, participants, and families, My name is Inga Strinz, and I have been the Coordinator for International Relations at the City Office in Tsugaru since July of 2014. I’m writing this message to all of you to encourage you to reach out to me with questions or concerns regarding the exchange. Since I am based in Tsugaru, there may be areas where I am not able to resolve your query, but I will do my best to support the program on the Bath...
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抽選会!Lottery Drawing for Tsugaru Travelers to Bath

Last Friday the Tsugaru Sister City Association held a lottery drawing to pick the final four lucky travelers bound for Bath this summer! Tsugaru saw an unprecedented 42 applications come in this year, but the participant cap for travelers is set at 18 students. With 14 9th graders already confirmed, all that was left was to gather everyone together and draw four names to fill out our roster. This is the first year a lottery has ever been held for the program, but hopefully we’ll see another ent...
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