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Pacific Bridge:The Kakahashi Series: A New Way of Learning Japanese from a Former CIR

Several years ago, I served as a CIR in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture. After participating in the JET program, I came back to California and was lucky to find a university job teaching Japanese; however, when I arrived, there was no established curriculum. Using my teaching experiences, I was able to create not only a new

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Pacific Bridge: Osakan Visitor, San Franciscan Summer

As part of our Sister City Initiative, JETAANC helped assist the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association with the annual Student Ambassador Program. This year’s student and winner of the Sister City Association President’s Award was Ms. Mariya Wada, a junior at the Osaka Women’s College.  Her contest winning English speech, “It Depends on Us,” can

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