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In Rokkasho, students begin to seriously study the English language when they enter junior high school. As a creative writing project, third year students in Rokkasho village were asked to introduce their village to the world. As a result, the essays collected in this book are the culmination of two years of studying English. The students have successfully demonstrated their ability to communicate and express their thoughts using English, a secondary language to Japanese junior high school students. For the students, this book is a huge achievement and milestone in their English language studies.
To share their village, schools, and everyday lives with the world, Rokkasho's students have assembled this book of essays, photographs, and drawings.
This is Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan, as seen through the eyes of Rokkasho's junior high school students.
I was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. Currently, I am working in Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan as an Assistant English Language Teacher as a participant of the JET Programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme). It's a blast and the students are fantastic!