Nine local students have confirmed their participation in an educational and cultural trip to Japan in November, according to Saipan mayor’s office student cultural exchange program coordinator Yuki Kishimoto.
The students will be accompanied by three chaperons, and they will leave Saipan on Nov. 13 for a two-day visit to Japan sponsored by Kokusai Seishonen Kenshu Kyokai or KSKK.
The students are Jonathan Wolf, a sixth grader of Dandan Middle School; Sieji Gonzales, a seventh grader, Chacha Ocean View Middle School; Selina Taitano, an eighth grader, Chacha Ocean View Middle School; Roderick Jarae Pierce, an eighth grader, Saipan Community School; Genzo Gonzales, a ninth grader, Kagman High School; Yoo Jin Park, an eighth grader, Mount Carmel School; Emily An, an eighth grader, Marianas High School; Shizuka Takayama, an 11th grader, Marianas High School; and Debby Siu, a 12th grader, Marianas High School.
2015 Liberation Queen Zolenska Yaroitemal will also join the students along with chaperon Margaret Aldan.
While in Japan, the Saipan students will visit Disneyland, shopping malls and historical sites.
This December, it will be KSKK’s turn to send Japanese students to Saipan.
In February, the Sanpoen delegation, another group of students from Japan, will also visit Saipan. Their travel was earlier cancelled due to Typhoon Soudelor which hit the island on Aug. 2.