A group of 10 students and an accompanying teacher from Miyata Junior High School of Konan City, Aichi Prefecture visited the Embassy as part of their social education program and were welcomed by Ambassador Fritz and staff members. The students were given a short presentation to orient them on the FSM and the current relationship with Japan, and later took part in a question and answer session with Ambassador Fritz.
Later two group leaders of the students were called to Ambassador’s room to be given a certificate of appreciation from Ambassador Fritz, as Miyata Junior High School, along with four (4) other schools of Konan City had organized fund-raising events to assist in the disaster relief soon after the super typhoon Maysak hit the FSM.
~~~~ Background information ~~~~
Konan City of Aichi Prefecture and the FSM enjoy a decade-long relationship which dates back to the Aichi World Exposition of 2005. The Konan City Community College has signed an MOU with COM-FSM, and the City has been actively sending junior high school students to the FSM states as part of their exchange program. Over the years, the City has also donated various sports equipments through the Konan Sport Association. This year, a total of 712,523 yen was donated by the Konan Municipal Government and the 5 Junior High Schools to assist in the relief efforts in the aftermath of the super typhoon Maysak.