Kittery-Tobu Exchange Program celebrates 22nd year
By Jesse Scardina
KITTERY, Maine — The start of potential life-long, cross-cultural friendships began Friday night at the First Congregational Church, where a group of 12 Japanese exchange students arrived to meet their American counterparts.
The Kittery-Tobu Exchange Program is in its 22nd annual year bringing Japanese students to the Seacoast town for a weekend of cultural diversification. Each Shapleigh Middle School student introduced him or herself in Japanese before their exchange student did the same in English.