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Students and staff were lucky to host Mr Yoshii Inazawa from Handa East Senior High School last week. Mr Inazawa visited Port Macquarie as part of the Port Macquarie Hastings Council sponsored sister-city study tours.

Mr Inazawa had previously engaged with our students of Japanese through a virtual class meeting in March. It was a delight for student to meet Mr Inazawa in person as he dedicated a day to the observation of Japanese teaching practices at Hastings Secondary College.

Handa East Senior High School intends to send 15 students to Port Macquarie in early 2023 for a student exchange trip. Hastings-Sensei is now planning our reciprocal exchange trip in mid-2023.

We were honoured to host Mr Inazawa and are looking forward to meeting his students next year.