Japanese exchange students enjoy sights of Perth


Japanese Exchange students Yoshiyuki Ojima, Aika Mizuno with Kanon Saito and Yuma Saito with Yokine Primary School students. Picture: Matt Jelonek.
Japanese Exchange students Yoshiyuki Ojima, Aika Mizuno with Kanon Saito and Yuma Saito with Yokine Primary School students. Picture: Matt Jelonek.

A GROUP of 15 students from Japan got a taste of Australian culture and lifestyle in March.

The students, aged 13 to 18-years-old from 13 schools across the main island of Japan jetted to Perth for an exchange program for seven days where they went to Caversham Wildlife Park and did some sightseeing.

On March 28 they spent the day at Yokine Primary School and shared an art class with the Year 4s.

Program co-ordinator Mami Kondo said some of the students had been here before.

“For some of them it is their second or third time,” she said.

“The reactions at first are that everything is large and spread out, especially the parks.

“Tokyo students especially, they are surprised by the size of the houses, especially the school with an oval, which doesn’t happen in Tokyo.”

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