CIRs, who were invited through JET program for the purpose of promoting international exchange and improving foreign language education for Kagawa Prefecture, paid a courtesy visit on the Governor at the end of their term. They were presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Governor.
Petra Nagel, who came from Baden-wurttemberg, Germany, came to Kagawa in August, 2005. She worked at I-PAL Kagawa for three years. She played a positive role not only as an interpreter when the Minister of EU representative or the German Minister to Japan paid a courtesy visit on the Governer, and as an emcee in a lecture on the German ecology exhibition but also in translation of various foreign publications and in the international understanding classes held in I-PAL.
Andrew Cockburn, who came from Norfolk, England, came to Kagawa in July, 2006. He worked at International Affairs Division (IAD), Kagawa Prefectural Government for two years. He worked as an interpreter when the Israeli ambassador to Japan paid a courtesy visit on the Governor. He played a core role in the activity to invite 007 movie to Naoshima. He also worked hard as a lecturer at the fire department school or in various translation.
Benjamin Brown, who came from Oregon, USA, came to Kagawa in August, 2006. He also worked at IAD for two years. He did a lot of interpretation and translation, like when the Swedish ambassador to Japan paid a courtesy visit on the Governor. He also contributed to international understanding in Kagawa through Global Seminars and elementary school visits.
All the three played an important role as a Prefectural Advisor in JET programme.
Three CIRs having a pleasant talk with the Governor. Petra, Andy and Ben from the left
Andy talked about his memories about 007
A snapshot with the Governor Manabe and the Vice-Governor Takagi