|Dear citizens of the earth
There were two groups in Yugawara, one promoting cultural and economical
exchange with foreign countries, and one to enhance foreigners' understanding
about Japanese culture and daily life. Both groups have been active in
introducing Japanese culture and developing a homestay exchange program
under the motto gknow the people, know the countries, know the world.g2
years later in 1988 the Yugawara International Exchange Association was
founded with the aim of an international exchange going out from the region.
Up to now, many people from many countries participated and we are continuously
realising an exchange program, where the people can understand each othersL
differences in customs and culture by living in Japanese families.
At about the same time the constitution of our town was decided and in
one article it is declared, that we should gaim to be citizens of the
worldg. Living in our warm town surrounded by an abundant nature, we open
our eyes to the world and are active for deeper international understanding,
exchange with our sister cities and international support.
|Yugawara International Exchange Association
c/o Yugawara Town Office
2-2-1 Chuo, Yugawara, Kanagawa, 259-0392 JAPAN
Tel.: +81 (0)465-63-2111 Fax.: +81 (0)465-62-1991