Sharing Uwajima with the World
Sharing Uwajima with the World
February 28th, 2017

    On February 26th, I and four other ALTs were led around Uwajima for the opening of its Tourist Information Center. With the SGG (Systematized Goodwill Guide) Uwajima volunteer guides, we went to Uwajima Castle and saw the early blooming cherry blossoms. Thanks to SGG, I learned about the different methods of building the stone foundation and the various surrounding vegetation.

    Next, we went orange picking with Ehime Kankitsu Sommelier Group and we tasted tarocco, setoka, and natsumi oranges that we plucked from the trees.

    "Oranges are like people," a sommelier group member said. "They have different characteristics, so you must call them by their name." All the oranges were delicious, but I love the sweet blood red oranges the best.

     Lastly, we went to Kiya Inn for lunch and a ceremony with the mayor. We had fantastic local food like tai soumen, pearl mussel, and amazake. Uwajima is a great place, so let's share it with other foreigners too!





Want to Study Abroad?
Want to Study Abroad?
December 20, 2016

    I feel very blessed to be in Japan now. Being immersed in a foreign culture has given me opportunities that wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Many Ehime ALTs feel the same. This is why the Ehime AJET Scholarship was started.

    In order to give our students the opportunity to experience the world, we hold many fundraising events throughout the year. With the 200,000 yen raised, one high school student can study abroad during the summer in an English speaking country of their choice. The scholarship committee chooses a student who demonstrates passion for learning English and shows interest in international relations.

Scholarship recipient with Uwajima ALTs, published in July 2015 Ehime Shinbun

    Past scholarship recipients had worries, especially about their English abilities. But remarkably, they overcame their fears and the entire experience became more than just studying abroad. What did it become? To answer that, you'd have to live it yourself and find out!

    If you have any questions or are interested in the application process, please feel free to contact Caitlyn Cagaoan.





Let's Be Healthy!
Let's Be Healthy!
December 15, 2016

    "It's cold!" I agree. The temperature falls below 20 ℃, heaters are turned on, and it is prime season for sickness. It would be terrible to catch a cold. Luckily, we regularly hold sports events to keep ourselves healthy!

    Last week we had Sports Day. Not quite as grand as the summer Sports Festival, but it was just as exciting. Students were broken into teams and competed in basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Everyone played hard and tried their best despite the cold weather. When students weren't playing, we cheered on their classmates and friends from the sidelines. Seeing everyone's great teamwork and camaraderie made me think America should have Sports Day too.

    This week, students will also participate in marathon running. It is difficult, but it is good for the body. You can do it!





Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!
December 6, 2016

     Recently, I was treated to not one, but two Thanksgiving celebrations. Thanksgiving originated as a day to be thankful for the harvest. But to me, Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season. I can look forward to festivities and family gatherings. Although I'm not with my blood relations now, I extended my family with new friends. We foreigners from America, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, and even Philippines came together for great food and company.!

     There was, of course, the traditional turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But everyone contributed to the meal and showcased our surprising cooking skills. I made mac and cheese as well as the Hawaiian dessert haupia. Together we played games and chatted about life and Pokemon Go. I am very thankful to have these wonderful people in my life.





Let's Enjoy English!
Let's Enjoy English!
November 15, 2016

     On this past Saturday, elementary school students were able to experience English class and club here. During English class, we had introductions and a restaurant activity. Students chanted "Nice to meet you" and "Nice to meet you,too!" Together with Ms. Ise, I introduced American play money with $1 bills and half-dollar coins. Then, the students got to buy and sell items as if they were in a real restaurant. "One hamburger, please," a customer said. "Here you are," a shopkeeper replied. The students were very shy, but they were able to experience ordering in English.
     During English club, we also had an introduction activity as well as a Charades game. First, the students wrote their names on a piece of paper that they folded into a paper airplane. Then, they got to throw the airplanes around the room! When they found someone else's airplane they had to find the original owner and then introduce that person. Then we played Charades, a gestures game. The students had to make movements with their bodies so that their team members could guess the correct alphabet letter or English word. With Mr. Asao and the students of SGH club, it was great fun!





Happy Halloween
October 31, 2016

     Halloween is a special day celebrated on October 31st. It is a day to remember the dead, much like how the Japanese celebrate Obon. However, unlike Obon, Halloween is considered to be scary. Halloween activities include wearing costumes, trick-or-treating, and visiting haunted places. Here at Uwajima Minami, I did Halloween-themed activities and students learned about spooky figures such as vampires, monsters, and witches.

     In Yoshida, other ALTs and I helped out at the Halloween event. I dressed in a simple costume of Snow White, Disney's first princess. I saw many children dressed in wonderful costumes like Waldo, a scary pumpkin, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, and even Snow White! That day had many fun activities. For instance, apple bobbing, mummy wrapping, decorating jack-o-lanterns, and of course going through the haunted house. Boo!





Cursive Poetry Contest
Cursive Poetry Contest
June 6, 2016

     For the past two months, the English Clubs of Uwajima Minami Secondary School and Uwajima Higashi High School have learned how to write in cursive. Cursive is an English writing style where the letters are joined in a flowing manner and is usually used for personal writing such as signatures and diary writing. In addition, the students learned how to write poems, such as the English haiku, acrostic poem, and free verse poem. Then, they combined the two skills and produced a poem in cursive.

     On June 4th, the students exhibited their work at Uwajima Higashi High School. The students from both schools chatted and introduced each other in English. Along with native English speakers who judged their work, the students viewed each other's poems. Writing down their comments and favorite parts, the students also voted for their favorite poem. In addition to the Popular Award, students were awarded for Best Haiku, Best Free Verse, Excellence in Aesthetics, and Excellence in Legibility. In the end, all the students were able to express themselves in English creatively. Congratulations, everyone!

What's your name? What do you like?
Let's read this poem together!
Presentation of Awards




Kawananakoa Middle School Exchange
Kawananakoa Middle School Exchange
May 27, 2016

     From the 22nd to the 26th, students from Kawananakoa Middle School in Hawaii visited our school. During their homestay, they visited many places such as Tenshaen Garden and Matsuyama Castle. They also participated in different subjects with our students. It was difficult to communicate in English, but everybody had fun. Lets meet again in Hawaii!

Student's Comment:

     I've always wanted to visit Japan and so when I found out that I was coming to Uwajima, I was excited. This experience benefited me because not only was I able to learn about the Japanese culture, but I was also able to make more friends from a different country. I really enjoyed my experience with Japan because it is different from Hawaii. For example, at school in Japan the teachers change, but in Hawaii students change classes. I'm also thankful for my host family for letting me stay with them. They were really patient with me and took time to help me understand what they were trying to say. I also taught them a little English so they could understand me better and the other way around. I especially I enjoyed the food that they served me. There was one food that I enjoyed the most: the ochazuke. I liked that because it had a lot of flavor and there was salmon in it, my favorite type of fish. Japan has taught me a lot and I'm thankful for it.

Aloha!
Troy Sensano





Welcome UPIS Students!
Welcome UPIS Students!
March 15, 2016

     Eight students from University of the Philippines Integrated School visited our school on March 15th. They were not familiar with Uwajima's colder weather and wore at least four layers of clothing. They said that in the Philippines, even if you were wearing one shirt it would still be too hot. Koto Club members performed a song called "Pegasus," and let the visitors play with the stringed instrument.

Then, our high school students did presentations about Uwajima and our school. Next, Uwajima Minami students taught how to make temaki sushi and the UPIS students taught how to make a dessert called palitaw (ѥ꥿). They explained that palitaw means "to float" because the rice flour mixture will rise in boiled water when cooked.

While we ate, the UPIS students were skilled with the chopsticks, but they explained they usually eat with their hands or a fork. Everyone thought the food was delicious! For dessert, we ate ichigo daifuku. For our visitors, strawberries are rare so it was their first or second time eating it. They liked the dessert so much, they wanted second helpings! It was fun and interesting to meet and chat with these Filipino students.





Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony
March 1, 2016

     March 1st was our school's graduation ceremony. The sixth years finally completed high school! It was a solemn yet moving occasion, and I admit that even I was tearing up near the end. It made me smile to hear their names called one by one and hear them each reply, "Hai!" Similarly, it reminded me of when students' names are read during American graduation ceremonies before they receive their diplomas. One thing that surprised me was the involvement of underclassmen and former principals. The non-graduating students sang a beautiful farewell song for the graduating class. In America, younger students usually do not participate or attend the ceremony, unless they are close with a graduating student. I was also surprised that principals, from elementary schools our students attended, were invited as guests of honor. Such a practice would be strange back in America. But, I think it is a heartwarming sentiment. Listening to the students recall their fond memories and sing together the school song for the last time was also very touching. After many trials and tribulations, it is such a feat these students have accomplished! Congratulations, Class of 2016!





New ALT: Aloha from Hawaii!
New ALT: Aloha from Hawaii!
November 20, 2015

     Meet Caitlyn, a new Assistant Language Teacher in Uwajima. Caitlyn is teaching English at Uwajima Minami Super Global High School. She is from Hawaii of the United States and recommends trying Hawaiian food like lau lau and poi. Caitlyn studied Children's Literature at the University of Hawaii. Her hobby is collecting things with stars and she also loves to travel. She has a younger sister named Chelsea, who is an ALT in Nagano. Caitlyn also enjoys spending time with friends. She looks forward to teaching English and learning more about Japanese culture.

New ALT Profile:
Family name: Cagaoan
First name: Caitlyn
Born: Oahu, Hawaii
Age: 25
Favorite food: Pasta
Date of birth: 01/16/1990
Astrological sign: Capricorn

Caitlyn with her sister and the view of Hawaii in the background.




Workshop for international leadership 2015
Workshop for international leadership 2015
September 2, 2015

Students' Comments

    I joined this workshop because I wanted foster my leadership.
    First, we learned JICA's activities. They had worked hard to improve a standard of living and education in developing countries. We discussed about what we could do for them. There were many contents, e.g. environmental issue, sightseeing, occupation and so on.
    Second, Chirasi Art was very fun! It looked like an ordinary bracelet but it was made from fliers. The disabled people in developing countries make it their income. But it was so easy.
    This workshop said that you should head abroad. Now I do that a little but it was precious experience for me.

U,Hamamoto

    I took part in this program on August 2nd and 3rd. I learned many things.
    On the first day, we made two groups to discuss Bhutan with the other members. Today there are many problems in Bhutan. For example, agriculture, child labor and so on. We have to think about these serious issues.
    On the second day, we talked with people who had studied in Japan. I enjoyed it. There was a student who spoke English fluently among us. I wanted to speak English more fluently!
H,Kiwada





Japan-US Training and Exchange Program for Young Teachers
Japan-US Training and Exchange Program for Young Teachers
August 24, 2015

     From July 21st to August 10th, I took part in a program held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was the "Japan-US Training and Exchange Program for Young Teachers". 90 teachers (not only English teachers but also other subjects) from all over Japan participated in this program. All participants felt how important it was to have experience. When we try to do new things, we sometimes have worries, but we can learn so many things from the experience.
    We started this program in Tokyo and flew to Washington, D.C. Then, each three groups moved to Portland, Salt Lake City and New York City. I belonged to the NYC group and had a great experience there.
    We were given an opportunity to study in Teachers College, Columbia University. The lectures and workshops we took were very interesting. We learned a lot of things through visiting some museums, the United Nations and so on.
    We enjoyed noticing and learning the differences between American and Japanese culture and education.

Eri Maeda

Columbia University Teachers College in CU A scene working on a task
United Nations In front of the famous monument in UN
Gate of subway A sign on the subway




Chinese students visited our school! ya ya ya
Chinese students visited our school! ya ya ya
July 16, 2015

   Chinese students from International Pacific Women's College visited Uwajima Minami Secondary School. On June 24th, two students joined Japanese history lesson. On July 6th, seven students came to school and some members of SGH club showed them around the school. They visited Kendo club, Art club, Japanese music club and Japanese culture club. It was the first experiences for them to watch such activities, so they enjoyed watching the clubs. We are glad if they understood some parts of Japanese school life. You can see their impressions of this school visit.





Having Guests From Hawaii
Having Guests From Hawaii

   Two Hawaiian students (Ashley Akemi Nakaoka, Takayuki Christopher Nagase) visited our school on June 16th. They told us about Hawaiian culture, language, history and so on. They showed us how to dance the Hula. We enjoyed Hula dancing with them. After the class, we talked with them in English. This was a wonderful experience and we had a lot of fun. We understood Hawaii very well.

Laughing and talking in the principal's room.
They came from the University of Hawaii.
They played the ukulele.
Hawaiian dancer.
Before:

  They were forced to dance by the ukulele.
After:

  They danced willingly.




French artists visited our school
French artists visited our school

   Le Blay Frederic, Travert Jean Paul and Rene Le Gall are French artists. They visited our school on May 19th and members of the SGH club welcomed them.
   They are the members of the Society of Small Towns in France and the group has done cultural exchange programs through the art with Mikame-cho. One of the teachers who used to work at our school happens to know them and invited them. We showed them some unique clubs in our school such as hougaku, brass band, japanese culture club, and the Kendo club. We learned how fun and exciting it is to communicate with people who have a different cultural background.





Globalization and Native Culture
Globalization and Native Culture
March, 2015

       On Saturday, March 7th, a fourth lecture related to an associate of SGH (Super Global High school) was given at our school.
       Mr. Okamoto Koji, an honorary professor at Osaka International University gave a lecture with on Globalization and native culture.
       He told us the differences between Japan and India. He has gone to India for these 40 years. He felt those differences through his life experience in India.
       At the end of his lecture, he mentioned globalization isnt about whether we can speak English or not. Its about how much we understand our own country and whether we can explain it to people from other countries.





Those who catch fish and those who eat fish
Those who catch fish and those who eat fish
Monday, December 2014

       On Saturday, December 6th, a third lecture related to an associate of SGH (Super Global High school) was given at our school.
       Mr. Kameda Kazuhiko, a professor of fishery at Nagasaki University gave a lecture with the theme Those who catch fish and those who eat fish.
       He told us it is important to think about the management of the resources in the ocean from the point of view of supply and demand. We should consider how we can live in harmony with those resources and the other countries who use them.
       At the end of his lecture, he mentioned his technical assistance work in Costa Rica. He told us that learning about fisheries gives us a chance to widen our field of vision.

Students Comments

Ueda Kodai
       In recent years, the consumption of fish is decreasing. I think it is a problem. It is caused by a change of lifestyle, the nuclearization of the family and advancement in society of woman. Eating fish is troublesome. But eating fish is very important and very necessary. Uwajima is a city in which the fishing industry is prosperous. So, I think we should advertise about it. And then we should hold an event like Uwajima Sangyo festival. During this event, the marine produce of Uwajima is displayed and sold. I think this event is very good. If we eat fish, the food self-sufficiency ratio will rise.

Tanaka Natsumi
       I realized that I know only a few things about fishery. I belong to the broadcasting club and I made a short documentary program about fishery with my clubmates. We asked if the students in the entire school prefer fish or meat, and the majority answered that they like meat better than fish. So I think the decreasing number of people who eat fish even in Uwajim is a serious problem and familiar to us all.        But even if that happens, the number of fish Japan catch is not enough. I had thought that this problem was only in Japan, but I learned that is not true through this lecture. Other countries have the same problem as Japan does. I think fisheries will help the world. I hope the problem about fish will disappear.





An Award Ceremony
An Award Ceremony

       At Uwajima Minami Secondary School, students are directed to take part in various activities to improve their English communication skills. This year, they participated in English Recitation, Debate and Speech contests. Theyve prepared so diligently and some of them have achieved great results. Students who won prizes presented their awards in front of the student body. We are proud of the fact that our students efforts are well esteemed even though the performance level of each contest is increasing rapidly.

       YAMAZUMI Yuka [prize for excellence in The Thirteenth Annual High School Students English Speech Contest hosted by Matsuyama East Rotary Club ]
       YAMAMOTO Mayu [merit award in High School Students English Speech Contest hosted by Ehime Senior High School English Education and Research Association ]

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Uwajima Connects To The World!
Uwajima Connects To The World!
Thursday, 2 October 2014

       On Saturday, September 27th, a second lecture related to an associate of SGH(Super Global Highschool) was given at our school.
       Mr. Kanao Satoshi, chief of the Fishery Department in Ehime, gave a lecture with the theme Uwajima connects to the World! . If its possible to join this program again, I will. The days I spent in America are my treasure.

       He told us what we can learn through trading red sea breams, such as what can we find when we export them, which countries to export to, and how and what do we work on to promote the products of Ehime.
       At the end of the lecture, he gave us some messages. He said I want you to go abroad positively. When we do so, we can hear different ideas. It is important for us to see a lot of real things with our own eyes.

Students Comments

Sakuma Shogo
       Listening to his lecture, I could deeply understand about the connection of Uwajima and the world. I learned that the red sea bream of Uwajima are famous. But I was surprised that exports from Uwajima account for the majority of Japanese exports. And I was interested to learn that exports are involved in exchange and politics. The talk on Mikan Fish was also interesting. I want to eat it someday.
       This time, I learned many things about farming and Uwajima. This lecture was very interesting for me to. Im looking forward to the third lecture.

Shiba Takuma
       At the lecture, I learned it is important for us to advance to a global stage. In the case of fishery, if dealers want to export fish, they must understand the market in foreign countries, the access to them, time to export and so on. But if we export to a country in the center of ASEAN, the demand for people in ASEAN will increase. I also learned that if the market of Japan becomes much larger, people around the world will need better quality products. So, the dealers will develop it.
       I believe our connection to the world is advancing.

Kakiuchi Fumito
       I learned that the economy, exchange, diplomacy and politics are all involved in just red sea bream exports. I didnt know that it is necessary to go through a procedure called CIQ and when importing. I thought importing and exporting are very difficult. I think it is a complex issue involving various factors that China and Korea are difficult to export to. However, there are big markets in China and Korea, and Taiwan and Singapore are easy to export to, but there is fierce competition in these countries.





Summer Vacation 3
Summer Vacation 3
Tuesday 25 September 2014

5-3 Hirose Minori

       This summer, I made so many great memories in America. I joined the program Japanese Exchange Students for three weeks. I want to be a member of Japanese Corporations Overseas Volunteers in my future and thats why I decided to join this program.
       I stayed in NJ and NY in America. There were so many things and people I had never seen, so I was surprised. I learned how to communicate with people of another country. If its possible to join this program again, I will. The days I spent in America are my treasure.







Summer Vacation 2
Summer Vacation 2
Wednesday.10 September.2014

3-2 Yamamoto Minori

       I went to Australia for a home stay for 15 days. It was very interesting. My host family was very kind and the children were very pretty. They said Good morning every morning and woke me up. I was able to spend 15 days without oversleeping thanks to their kindness. I went to various places including shopping areas, the sea, a mountain and an amusement park in Australia.
       I have pleasant memories. The beach was the most impressive place. It was very beautiful and very big. I have never seen such a sea. It made me happy. When I left my bus, my host family said, We love you always!. I didnt want to go home yet.
       I was able to have various experience in Australia. I am really thankful for my host family. I love Australia.







3-3 Ueda Yuna

       I went to Australia during summer vacation. I did a home stay for two weeks there. I was filled with uneasiness, but everything was new to me. And that made it a valuable experience.
       Australia was vast and it was the great country surrounded by nature. Ill never forget the beautiful blue sky and the sea.
       My host family was very kind and cheerful. Meeting my host family has become a treasure of my lifetime. I will make use of my experience in Australia and I want to study English hard. I want to visit many countries in the future.
       I want to thank all of the people who helped me to my dream.
       Thank you for the chance to see Australia!!

3-3 Takano Yuzuki

       I went to Australia during summer vacation. I stayed with an Australian family for two weeks. I made a lot of memories there. My host family was very kind.
       There were four people in the family. They were a father, a mother, a four-year-old and two year-old-children. My host family took me to a lot of places.
       One of the most impressive places was the beach. It was very beautiful. I enjoyed playing with children on the sand.
       I had a trouble there because I could not make myself understood, but I had a good time. Thanks to them, I could learn many things. I was very glad to have had this kind of experience. Ill be happy to see them again someday.








Summer Vacation 1
Summer Vacation 1
Wednesday.3 September.2014
       Hello! My name is Maura and I am the ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) at Uwajima Minami Secondary School. I am from North Carolina in America.
       This summer, I went to America for two weeks. For one week, I went to North Carolina. I visited my family and played with my dogs. I met with my friends and family and ate lots of American food! The next week, I met with my best friends from college. We went to Washington, D.C., and New York City. In Washington, we saw many famous places, like the White House and Capitol Hill. In New York City, we visited 4 boroughs. There are 5 boroughs in New York City: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. A borough is a city section. I visited Broadway, the Empire State Building, 5th Avenue, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square. The subway in New York is just like the Japanese subways, but not very clean.

       My favorite part of my trip was getting to play with my dogs. I missed them so much, and they missed me too! If you have a chance to go to America, you visit these places.


This is me with my friends dogs: Tyson and Rex.


This is a picture of the Statue of Liberty in New York City from the Staten Island Ferry.


This is a picture of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..


This is a picture of Radio City Hall, a very famous building in New York City.


These is me with my friends from North Carolina in front of the North Carolina section of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C..


This is me with my best friend, Kelsey, in front of a famous restaurant in New York City.


This is me looking at the Manhattan skyline from the Staten Island Ferry.


This is me with Kelsey in front of the Staten Island harbor in New York City.




Workshop For International Leadership
Workshop For International Leadership
Friday.26 August.2014
       On August 3rd(Saturday) and 4th(Sunday), a workshop to understand more about foreign countries was held in Matsuyama. Many high school students in Ehime came together for the meeting. Some of the students in our school took part in this meeting.
       Participants enjoyed some workshops and gave presentations in groups. They listened to people from foreign countries such as Bhutan and Nepal, and also people who have worked as members of JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers.)
Students Comments
4-1 Kumagai Momo
       I took part in this program on August 3rd and 4th. I learned a lot of things. First, I learned how to communicate with a person when we first meet. Second, I learned about the overseas. I heard what the person from JICA had experienced and I learned about overseas countries. Lastly, we were able to talk with foreigners who are in Ehime.
       Id like to make use of this experience and study hard to play an active role internationally.
4-1 Kono Ayuka
       I joined this training program, because I have been interested in foreign countries. I learned about international cooperation. I heard that JICA was active. A man had been to Ethiopia as a science teacher for two years. Then, he was surprised to hear that a student in his class couldnt attend the class because he polishes shoes till late at night to earn money. I realized that Japan is a rich country. I hope that people all over the world can be happy.
5-2 Naka Haruno
       It was my first time to take part in this kind of meeting. At first I was nervous, but I became relaxed by talking with a person I was paired with. I actively talked with many people and I could exchange opinions with them. I was able to learn what I can do for the problems happening overseas when I heard of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. Now I think I want to help people in need.
       I learned a lot of things at this meeting. I want to find my dream through this experience.




Having Guest From Hawaii
How Fishery Industry Should Be Promoted
In The Globalized World
Tuesday.22 July.2014
       On July 12(Saturday), a lecture related to an associate school of SGH(Super Global Highschool) was given in the school.
       Mr. Kouich Mizuno, chief of the section of the Fishery Department in the Uwajima City, gave the lecture under the theme "Fishery Industry of Uwajima and its current problems."
       He touched upon a variety of issues, such as "The position of the city's fishery industry in Japan," "The challenges facing fishery industry viewed from the global perspective," and "How can the industry survive in the globalized society" and so on.
       At the end of the lecture, he gave us his personal ideas about how the global persons engaged in fishery industry ought be.
    http://www.ehime-np.co.jp/
Students Comments
Nakayama Tomoki
       The lecture about "marine products industry" brought home to me that I hadn't known about that. I was so shocked to hear that the marine products industry in Japan is declining recently. I think we should eat more fish and activate Japan's fishery.
       As for Uwajima, we should advertise the prominemt techniques and the quality of the products to the foreign countries. Uwajima's fish is becoming more and more famous and popular all over the world, so foreigners must be interested in the fish. Also, a lot of events about fishery should be held to attract mare young people. From now on, whether Uwajima's marine products industry will be better or not depends on young people.
Sasaki Noriko
       My parents are engaged in fishery. Their job is flatfish farming. I have been to help their job. I think that this job is heavy labor. In addition, many people who work on fishery are getting older and older. To make matters worse, Japanese eat less fish than we did. It makes me sad and I want to change this situation. So I will tell foreign people good points of fish. And I want to give my views on Uwajima's fish properly. What I can do now is to keep studying English!
Kasaoka Chiyako
        I like fish. I have eaten fish since I was a child. I think most people like meat. Yellowtail fish and pearl are famous in Japan. Uwajima developed thanks to a warm climate.
       Now, Japanese foods are drawing attention all over the world. This is good, but the marine products industry of Uwajima is declining, because people in Uwajima dont eat fish. Young people should have pride for the fish of Uwajima. I hope many people will say some day, I like fish in Uwajima better than meat..
Izumi Kazuma
       I have ever learned about the fishing industry of Uwajima in social studies class. The teacher said that Uwajima is strong in the fishing industry. I didnt know why Uwajima is strong in the fishing industry.
       Uwajima has various farmed fish. I was surprised to hear that Japanese food restaurants are spreading all over the world. I want people all over the world to start to like Japanese food and I want the fishing industry to develop more.




Having Guest From Hawaii
Having Guest From Hawaii
Thursday.19 June.2014
       A group of Hawaiian students - Ohata, Rochelle Mia and Kamalolo Kamaliiekolu Koanui-Kong - visited Uwajima. They prayed for the victims of the Ehime-maru incident and came to our school. They told us about their culture, their language and so on. We enjoyed Hula dancing with them. After that, we talked with them in English about our school life , favorite things and our school trip to Hawaii. We had a lot of fun during this lesson. It is great experience for us!