AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

AmerAsian School in Okinawa receives the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship

Eiji Taguchi, the administration officer of the Japan Foundation (right) handed over a certificate from the Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship to the principal of AmerAsian School in Okinawa Midori Thayer. At Okinawa Prefectural Office on February 4.


February 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Japan Foundation Prizes for Global Citizenship is an award that honors individuals and organizations working on international cultural exchange activities based in regions nationwide. The AmerAsian School in Okinawa has received the award this time. This is the second time Okinawan organizations have become recipients of the award since Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko in 1999.

The school, located in Ginowan City, teaches Amerasian students – students born in Asia to a U.S military father and an Asian mother – in both Japanese and English.

The principal and administrative director of the school Midori Thayer spoke at a press conference held in Okinawa Prefectural Government Office on February 4. Thayer said “I am honored the foundation recognized our continuous efforts over the past years. As a legitimate award recipient, we would like to help children with multinational backgrounds make a leap forward. I want to make those who have supported us, proud of our school.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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