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Japanese professionals visit Rock Creek Campus as part of ‘International Education Week’

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PCC Rock Creek Campus President Sandra Fowler-HIll served as tour guide to esteemed guest from Japan.

PCC Rock Creek Campus President Sandra Fowler-HIll served as tour guide to esteemed guest from Japan.

PCC’s Office of International Education welcomed seven Japanese professionals the week of Nov. 17 – “International Education Week” – as part of the International Visitors Leadership Program coordinated by Portland’s World Affairs Council.

After a tour of PCC’s Rock Creek Campus, the visitors met with Campus President Sandra Fowler-Hill. Pictured are (from left to right): Mika Kohara, English teacher and section chief of International Exchange, Seikyo Gakuen Junior and Senior High School; Masanori FujiI, manager, Global Business Unit, High School Business Department, Benesse Corporation; Dr. Fowler-Hill; Naoto Saito, social studies teacher, Niigata Prefectural Shibata High School; Tomoko Hyogo, journalist, Japan Education Press; Tomoko Ikeda, English teacher and vice director, International Communication Department, Fukuoka Futaba Junior and Senior High School.

Japanese language students host dignitaries

Left to right, PCC students Michael Schuetz and Tuan Tran, Counsul General Hiroshi Furusawa and students Hannah Mann and Connor Sugino.

Left to right, PCC students Michael Schuetz and Tuan Tran, Counsul General Hiroshi Furusawa and students Hannah Mann and Connor Sugino.

On Dec. 2, the Rock Creek Campus hosted Japanese Consul General Hiroshi Furusawa, who was on campus to present a commendation to Karen Sanders (division dean of Business & Applied Technology) in recognition of the college’s Japanese language program. At Rock Creek, he was hosted by Japanese instructor Morgan Lindberg and her Japanese 201 class. The Consular Office of Japan in Portland is a branch of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

 

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