Japanese Consul General Visits UNBC

March 26, 2001 For Immediate Release

The Vancouver-based Consul General for Japan will be visiting Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
On Tuesday afternoon, Consul General Kusumoto will be at the University, where he will visit with Japanese language students and a class on Contemporary Japan. On Wednesday, he will meet with Mayor Kinsley and the Chamber of Commerce, before visiting the Pacific Western Brewery. Later in the day, Mr Kusumoto will also meet UNBC students from Japan and attend a Japanese Politics class.
The Consul General promotes trade and educational co-operation between Canada and Japan. The Office also oversees the grants from the Japan Foundation that support the Japanese language courses at UNBC. Over the past three years, UNBC has received nearly $100,000 to offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced Japanese language courses. This year, there were just over 200 registrations for the courses.

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