Presentation on theme: "September 10, 2010 Columbus, Ohio Commemorating the 20 th Anniversary of the Ohio and Saitama Prefecture (Japan) Sister-State Relationship."— Presentation transcript:
September 10, 2010 Columbus, Ohio Commemorating the 20 th Anniversary of the Ohio and Saitama Prefecture (Japan) Sister-State Relationship
Dr. Bradley Richardson Order of the Rising Sun Recipient Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Former Honorary Japanese Consul General for Ohio Founding Director, Institute for Japanese Studies Co-Founder, Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO)
Official Delegations Saitama to Ohio Governors Hata, Tsuchiya, Ueda Vice Governor Saiga Ohio to Saitama Governors Celeste, Voinovich, Taft Lieutenant Governors Hollister, Fisher First Lady Taft
Education Ohio-Saitama English Teacher Program 88 teachers from 1990 – 2006 Student Exchanges Wellington School and Bunri Gakuen (300+ students) Washington Courthouse and Shiki Elementary School (300+) Mifflin International Middle School and Koshigaya Kita MS Ohio University and Inagakuen Ohio Northern University and Kasukabe Girls’ High School Ohio-Saitama Scholarship Program 13 students (Shawnee State, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Findlay
Volunteer Organizations Saitama to Ohio (12 groups working with FirstLink) Ohio to Saitama (3 trips, presented to over 300)
Business Internships Ohio-Saitama Company Internship Program (OSCI) Since 1991: 78 interns at 39 different companies Saitama-Ohio Company Internship Program (SOCI) Since 2001: 23 interns at 51 different companies
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