WHITFIELD-MANJIRO 
FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, INC.

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Zackary Stewart: June 16, 2017
Email:
zackstewart@duxbury.k12.ma.us
Message:
hello my children, this website is life changing and john is my daddy

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Name:
Michael Stark
Email:
michaelstark@surewest.net
Message:
A facinating story! Checkout my YouTube website where I explored Japanese American Immigration into California. There are four short videos showing the interconnection between U.S. / Japan / California. www.youtube.com/user/michaelstark1 (Use the Google serach engine

Olive C said: January 23rd, 2016 12:12 am

Hello. I am from America and I am reading the Heart of the Samurai book. I am exploring this cool website. It is cool beans!

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septi pratiwi said: January 12th, 2016 7:07 am

hello my name is Septi pratiwi introduce me from Indonesia and I am a student. please visit my website http://st3telkom.ac.id

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Kristine Audette, Old Bartlett School said: May 27th, 2015 12:50 am

It is an honor to be on the board, thank you to everyone for the warm welcome as usual. Congratulations to Debra Almeida outstanding devotion, commitment and love for the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society. She deserves it!

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Michael Stark said: December 24th, 2014 7:32 am

Nakahama Manjiro's story is fascinating. I am working on a short video on Japanese immigration into the Sierra Nevada Foothills (Dry Creek Conservancy -
​www.youtube.com/user/michaelstark1). After the Boshin War a group of Samurai who owed their allegiance to Lord Matsudaira Katamori established a settlement near Placerville California. They were led by Matsunosuke Sakurai. I am seeking any information on how Nakahama Manjiro might have helped influence Japanese immigration into California.

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Lido said: November 4th, 2014 11:14 am

Happy to learn about the history of Manjiro and Whitfield. Looking forward to one day becoming a member and visiting this city.

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Eva Bisaillon EdD said: November 2nd, 2014 7:08 pm

In 2006, I was awarded a Japan-Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship (completely paid by the Japanese govt.) to travel to Japan and learn and experience the educational system. It was 3 weeks filled with wonder and beauty. This website truly pays homage to Manjiro. Thank you. ( I am a 1974 grad of FHS.)

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Joseph M. Murray, Esq. said: May 21st, 2014 9:40 pm

Looking forward to visiting your museum and the Manjiro Trail in the very near future.

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Joanne Thomas said: August 28th, 2013 6:57 pm

It was an honor and a pleasure to visit the Whitfield-Manjiro house, with Lisa Thomas, Seth Thomas and my niece Brianna Thomas. We are looking forward to The Festival on 10/5/2013, and I am reading Gerry's book ! Thank you Ayako, Gerry and Tom our guide.

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Hidekazu TSUCHIDA said: July 24th, 2013 4:01 am

Finally we visited wonderful place Fair Heaven after my long time dream, and found that the place has never been changed as the time when Manjiro was here. Many thanks for greatest hospitality Rooney-San and his wife.

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David Marsh said: July 4th, 2013 9:14 pm

Always supporting all those who expose what affects people in society. From all your friends at http://www.tomthumb.info/tt/ Thank you.

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Joseph M Dowling said: January 25th, 2013 8:00 pm

About 10 years ago (I don't recall the exact year) I was invited by The John Manjio Society to participate in a cultural exchange with several USA members of the USA Wheelchair Marathon Team. After our race in Oita City we travelled with guides to Kagashima, Nagasaki, and as far south as Sakurajima before an extended stay in Tokyo where we participated in many cultural activities. Although I have visited Japan to race a total of 9 times that visit was by far the most memorable and enjoyable for me and my teammates. I want to thank your Society again for that wonderful opportunity and to wish you well in your ongoing efforts to foster friendship in the USA by keeping the John Manjiro story vibrant. Joe Dowling

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Leland M. Honda said: February 15th, 2012 8:47 pm

Congratulations on the 're-launch' of your organization's website. The website is very appealing to the eye, and is very easy and intuitive to navigate.

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Bob Whitfield said: February 7th, 2012 5:45 pm

Great looking site. I'm glad that the organization is taking it further onto the "Web". Looking forward to our next visit. Well Done Gerry!

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Hiroko Todoroki said: February 5th, 2012 9:58 am

Hello from Tokyo! Nice web pages! I should revisit Fairhaven.

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Kristine Audette - Old Bartlett School said:   February 3rd, 2012 5:11 pm

Very nice Website. The museum is a MUST see. Wonderful job. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Paul Spooner said: February 3rd, 2012 8:55 am

Hi Gerry! Nice site!

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