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Asian Culture Center of TN JOI coordinator Mana was invited to Maryville College to do the Japan showcase! Students enjoyed the Origami workshop and made pumpkins and ghosts.

This was the first outreach activity by Mana. She came from Japan in August, to promote the awareness and understanding of Japan through workshops and activities.

When she was 12 years old, She experienced summer camp and homestay in the United States. She studied abroad in Massachusetts and met many International students. She really enjoyed knowing the differences between the United States or other countries and Japan. She realized the fun and importance of cultural exchange from that experience.

She believes that cultural experiences make people’s lives more beautiful and enriched.

She will be in Knoxville for 2 years. If you are interested in having her at your place, please feel free to contact us. She is happy to visit schools, universities, colleges, museums, libraries, or any organization/group interested in learning about Japan.