Dan Patton is the 2004-2005
Ketchikan-Kanayama exchange English teacher. Dan is currently
teaching in Kanayama, Japan.
Gozaimasu Ketchikan - As I write, fat snowflakes are gently
wafting past the large windows of the Kanayama Middle School
teacher's office. Outside on a gravel field the P.E. class is
laughing and shouting as they practice soccer and plod through
the occasional muck hole. In all directions steep, densely forested
mountains rise quickly, their concealed peaks presumably accumulating
quality snow while down here we must be content with the soggy
dregs. Remind you of anywhere in particular?... More...
Tuesday - February 15, 2005
Is A Serious Matter - Ohayoo Gozaimasu Citizens of Ketchikan!
Thursday - December 02, 2004
Ketchikan's Sister City - In 1986, through the work of many
forward-thinking politicians and educators on both sides of the
Pacific, Ketchikan and Kanayama, Japan began a sister city relationship.
Since then, over 500 middle school students, 36 teachers, several
political delegations and cultural emissaries (Alaska Native
dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Japanese flower arrangers)
have made the 9,000 mile journey across the North Pacific to
participate in cultural and educational enrichment. This remarkably
successful sister city arrangement is one of the longest running
Japanese-American exchange programs in either nation.
Tuesday - November 02, 2004
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