As part of the grass root diplomacy mandate, the Embassy accepts student visits from all over Japan every year. This year two groups visited the mission; one group of three young ladies from the Kariya Minami Junior High School in Aichi Prefecture, and one group of six from the Haraichi Junior High School of Saitama Prefecture.
(Students from the Haraichi Junior High School posing with Ambassador Fritz)
The three young ladies from the Kariya Minami Junior High School showed interest in the food culture of the FSM, and also posed questions on what kind of extra-curricular acitivities taken by students of their age in the FSM. Similarly, the students from Haraichi Junior High School were interested in the cultural aspect of the islands – more specifically on the dances performed in the FSM. After a short presentation by Economic Attaché Suenaga to orient the students, and a Q&A session with the Ambassador, each group had the opportunity to try out some local attires with ornaments for a photo session.
(Students from Kariya-Minami Jr High School with Chargé Kusayanagi)