We welcomed new year 2017.
T.I.A. had a new year's party at the SUSHI shop SUSHI-TATSU.


The Orientation Program for the 22nd Exchanging Students Has Started

The Tatsuno International Association held the opening ceremony of the orientation program, October 30th.
The co-mayor Mr. Takei , the superintendent of educational affair Mr. Miyazawa and many guests were gathering in the volunteer center. The 9 students were cheered and celebrated.

All members were introduced and they gave a speech.

The TIA directors introduced themselves and performed "POKARE KARE ANA"


Daich got 1st prize.

Daich got 1st prize
English Speech Contest by Junior high school students held on Sep 11

The English Speech Contest by junior high school students held on 11th of September.
12 students gathered and spoke about there hobbies, club activities, favorite subjects and other themes.

Mr. Kazunori Miyazawa the Superintendent of educational affair, Ms. Chieko Aoyama Practical professor of Honan Collage, Ms. Mary Aruga Lecturer of Suwa Science University of Tokyo, Anthony Gordon ALT of Tatsuno Town and Akira Kakiuchi the Chairman of TIA judged.  
And,3 students got the honors.
1st prize Daich Omori
2nd prize Honoka Hiroshima
3rd prize Ayana Kamijima


The Meeting with The Mayor

The 21st Home Stay Program Members had a meeting with the mayor of Tatsuno.

Mr Kasuga and 8 students explained about the program.

I've herd that the program was quite different from the other times, so I was very wondering about their experiences before hearing them.
But now I'm sure understood they got flexibility from the program.

After the meeting many questions were given for them from news writers.


Pizza Party of T.I.A.

We had a roll play English study and pizza party on Saturday Jan. 23.
We got some native speakers' help for it.

We  made 5 groups with all foreigners and students, and TIA directors joined in the groups and they had conversations together.
In each groups the foreigners pretended as a school teacher , host father , shop master or others.
Each 2 students were rotating around groups for conversation training.

After lessons we had a pizza party.

We do thank you to Mary Aruga, Anthony Gordon, Shaneece Johnson, Alex Theeack, Nigel Hay.


Tatsuno International Association  the 20th Anniversary Ceremony

Tatsuno International Association had the 20th anniversary ceremony in the Tatsuno Town Hall on 23rd Nov.

 TIA was started for the purpose of the friendship interchange with Waitomo District in NZ and the citizen-based town planning appropriate for the gloalization era in April 1995. We continue carrying out a wide activity like Junior high student home stay program (at Waitomo in NZ). The video of the recording scene for the CD  20th anniversary memory song that Tatsuno Junior High School chorus sings was shown.

The panel discussion was performed with three home stay experienced students.


English Speech Contest ~by Junior high school students

The English Speech Contest by junior high school students took place on 26th of September. That is the 14th in the period to this year.

 Students who practiced for this day spoke out about there hobbies, club activities, favorite subjects with enthusiasm.
And,3 students got the honors.
1st prize Ryoske Ozawa
2nd prize Issei Komatsu
3rd prize Aimi Nebashi

After the contest, there was the interview for the Home Stay Program. We will disclose the result soon.