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Share our Excitement & Join our Journey

Welcome to the travel blog of Rotary District 5580's Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team which will embark on an exciting five week goodwill / vocational exchange to Nagoya, Japan in November, 2009.

Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.

If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.

We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.


GSE Team Japan 2009








GSEチーム ジャパン 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sugihara Memorial Hall (by Rosie)

After our last presentation (given to the Konan Rotary Club) we visited the Chiune Sugihara Humanity Center in the beautiful hills of Yaotsu in the Gifu Prefecture. Sugihara was a Japanese Diplomat who issued visas and saved the lives of about 6000 Jews during WW2. The memorial is dedicated for sending a message of “Peace and Love” to the whole world. We arrived just in time to enjoy a unique musical ceremony as well.

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