School Children from Niigata Spent Five Days in Khabarovsk
They discussed their first impressions and desires from the trip with Acting Mayor of Khabarovsk Sergei Kravchuk during their meeting on July 20th, 2018. According to one Japanese boy the first thing they paid attention to on their way from the airport was a great number of greenery. The leader of the children delegation 14-year old Kamata Yusuke mentioned that the most interesting things for him are things that are taught in Russian schools and the way his peers spend their free time.
“I’m sure that you will like Khabarovsk even more during the excursions. You are going to have lots of interesting meetings, entertaining and informative events. I wish this trip to bring you many bright impressions and allow you to meet new friends”, Sergei Kravchuk said.
Khabarovsk-Niigata Students Exchange Project has been realized for many years already. Young Khabarovsk citizens visited the Japanese city a year ago and learned about the culture and traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun. The delegation of 16 children with Deputy Chairman of Committee for Education Takai Kazuo and Assistance for Schools Program Supervisor Takeuti Sigeyuki as the heads of the delegation has arrived to the capital of the Russian Far East this year. The delegation was in the city since 19 to 23 July. A busy itinerary has been prepared for the guests by the specialists of Department for Education of Khabarovsk City Administration: excursions around the city sights, visit to Gymnasium # 3, “Little Prince” Children’s Crafts Palace, “Harlequin” Children’s Entertainment Center, “Zaimka” Tourist Complex. The children spent three days in Khabarovsk families. The delegation went to Birobidzhan on July 23rd and back to their motherland on July 26th.