September 14, 2016
LisaAnn Kawachi poses with her former students, dressed in yukatas. Kawachi lived in Tsuruta from 2012-2014 as Hood River’s CIR.
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Getting to know Tsuruta in a fun, fulfilling youth exchange
Rice fields, shrines, fireworks, museums, humidity, judo, shopping, convenience store food, meeting a famous dog, Pokémon, host families, Japanese hospitality and fire torches are just a few of the memories that come to mind when I think of the 11 day trip to Tsuruta, Japan, I and 15 others embarked on this past August.