Various languages at JICA International Festival

Various languages at JICA International Festival

On October 9, visitors taste a variety of fruits from Afghanistan at JICA Okinawa in Maeda, Urasoe.


November 12, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 8 and 9, Japan International Cooperation Agency Okinawa International Center (JICA Okinawa) held an International Exchange Festival 2014 in Urasoe. JICA interns from 65 different countries took part in the event. Forty-four International exchange and cooperation associations set up booths and an array of multinational food stands. Participants heard many different languages around the room and soaked up the international atmosphere.

A 13-year-old girl Nanami Uezu enjoyed Afghanistan’s almond and pistachio. She said, “They had a different taste from what I had eaten in Japan. They were delicious.”

Hikari Kadena, a 13-year-old boy, said, “I am interested in foreign counties. JICA interns signed words in their languages on papers for me.”

Two brothers from Nago City, Namitaro Nakahara, a 7-year-old, and Sasuke, a 4-year-old, made a Braziliantoy Baieben with PET bottles. They said it was easy to make, and that they would like to play with the toy.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)  

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