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Students plan to learn Palauan culture, religion, customs

By Peter Erick Magbanua KOROR, Palau (Island Times, Dec. 29, 2011) – A total of 13 Japanese high school students will be coming to Palau for an international cultural exchange from January 5 to 11.

The students who are part of the Association of Chitose will have seven junior high and six high school students coming over. They are from Chitose-shi Hokkaido.

The purpose of the program is for the students to know the foreign life and sense of values and culture of Palau; to understand the difference in culture, religion and customs of Palauans and to open an international field of their vision.

The students will be in for several activities such as a visit to the JICA Palau office and inspect the activity of the members of the JICA volunteers and to understand the present conditions and problems of Palau and the international collaboration of Japan.

They will also get a chance to visit Peleliu and study the historical sites and get to know how the Pacific War in Palau and to learn the influence of Japan to Palau during its 31 year rule here.

The students will get two nights homestay with local families, to interchange with them and experience the life of Palauan people.

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