July 2008 Archive
Starting from July 28th, the national teams of Finland (track and field, kayak, and boat) and Denmark (track and field), as well as track and field athletes from Estonia and Egypt will be training at Marugame Stadium (in Marugame) and Fuchu Lake (in Sakaide), where they will be preparing and making adjustments for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Prior to the Pre-Camp, Kagawa Prefecture invited a native lecturer from each country, and held an international understanding lecture about such things as each country's culture, history and lifestyle. The lectures, which targeted elementary school students, were held at 11 schools in Marugame and Sakaide, and at four venues for the general public. In total, more than 1,100 people attended the lectures, and they were able to obtain firsthand information and to familiarize themselves with each country.
CIRs, who were invited through JET program for the purpose of promoting international exchange and improving foreign language education for
6 students and 1 teacher at
They came to Kagawa for the homestay program in