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01/30/2014

Introduction of Japanese culture in Haiti

Hi everyone!
My name is Jimmy Pierre. I have been working for JEN as administrative assistant for almost two years. I feel comfortable with my colleagues. They are so exciting.

Every weekday I go for work. On Saturday, I teach Japanese language as a volunteer. I am a part of organization of CUSOPHAJwhich promotes Japanese culture. It was founded after the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th, 2010. There are about 20 students learning Japanese. Haitian people are interested in learning languages. The number of students increases with each session lasting 4 months. We are at the end of a session. Here are some photos of students taking Japanese exam.

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At the beginning, some Japanese expats who were working in Haiti were the only one teaching Japanese. Others sometimes came and visited us. We learned some Japanese music, some expressions from them. Even the ambassadors visited us. The Embassy of Japan helps us by giving some gifts for the 3 best students of each grade. There are now 6th grades. They will grow up. Each year, the Embassy of Japan organizes with us cultural celebrations.

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[Before Christmas Day]
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[Embassy Projection]
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[Japanese movie with subtitles]
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[Kendo Training]
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[Japanese Dance]
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January 30, 2014 in Haiti |