HPP Yoshimi (JET Returnees Presentation) 20181115

Hawaii Pacific Press reported on November 15, 2018 that the Consulate-General of Japan held a ‘welcome back reception’ for 12 returnees of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program on October 30.  Two EALL faculty members, Professors Robert Huey and Dina Yoshimi, attended the event. Professor Huey, who is a member of the local selection committee, welcomed back the returnees, and Professor Yoshimi gave a special presentation introducing several careers utilizing Japanese. According to the article, she mentioned that ‘There are many successful people in Hawaii who can speak Japanese, and there is even a Hawaii Supreme Court Justice who is a Japanese speaker.’ After dinner, each of the 12 returnees gave a 5-minute presentation where they discussed their experience in Japan as JET participants. The event was also featured in the Consulate-General’s website.

 

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