WHITFIELD-MANJIRO 
FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, INC.

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After a week of local home-stays our visiting students posed at the farewell party at the museum.  They are (L to R)

Sara Kadowaki, Yuka Yasuoka, Mizuki Okazaki and their teacher/chaperone Mrs. Hiromi Takeuchi

Ms. Angelica Sincavage relates her recent experience in Washington, D. C. where she represented the state as Mass. Cherry Blossom Princess.  President Gerry Rooney and Selectman Bob Espindola appreciate her message.

SHIMIZU HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT

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THE SOCIETY GRADUATES ANOTHER CLASS OF TEACHERS

JAPANESE SENIORS MAKE TWO-DAY VISIT TO SOUTHCOAST VIA SEATTLE GRASS ROOTS SUMMIT

Shown above are the eleven Japanese visitors who delighted their home-stay hosts for the two-day visit to the local area.  They are shown about to board the DATTCO bus on September 27th for their trip to Boston to sample the many attraction there before returning to Japan.  

GRADS (l to r): Susan Pielech, Jane Quinn, Marti Medeiros and Kelly Kelleher

On July 12th the Society graduated another class of local teachers having covered the Whifield-Manjiro history, whaling and Japanese culture.  Educational Coordinator, Debbie Almeida, was assisted by the society's Cultural Advisor, Ayako Rooney, and CEO, Gerry Rooney.  Keep tuned for future classes for teachers and interested community members.

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Two of the seventeen cherry trees that Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara donated still bloom splendidly in his memory in Cook Memorial Park just down the street from the museum.

6TH CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

IN FULL BLOOM

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Consul General Rokuichiro Michii of the Boston Japanese Consulate greets visitors and guests to the festival