Japanese students to arrive in Port Angeles today

PORT ANGELES — A Mutsu City delegation comprising students and adult chaperones — teachers and guides — will arrive from Japan today.

The group will stay in Port Angeles through Sunday, said Stacey Sanders, Stevens Middle School teacher and organizer.

The Mutsu City guests, junior high students with the Mutsu City Student Ambassadors program, will stay with Port Angeles host families during their visit.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Port Angeles-Mutsu City sister city and sister school relationship.

The group will arrive at Stevens Middle School late this afternoon for a welcome assembly and to meet host families.

The Japanese students will attend class and activities with student hosts and will present culture fairs at Stevens Middle School and Dry Creek Elementary Schools.

On Thursday, Port Angeles and Mutsu City students will work on a presentation expected to result in a joint statement for future urban development in cooperation between the two cities.

During the group’s visit in January 2016, the students from both schools issued a joint statement in a ceremony held at Port Angeles City Council chambers celebrating the 20th anniversary of their sister city relationship and a commitment to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two schools.

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