Japanese students share culture with Clemson Rotary Club

August 6, 2014

CLEMSON — For the past two weeks, 22 Japanese students from the Toho Academy in Tokyo have been practicing their English and honing their presentation skills in a Clemson University communication studies program.

The program is in its 11th year, organized by Yuji Kishimoto, a Rotary member and retired architecture professor at Clemson, and taught by Eddie Smith, communication studies faculty member.

As the capstone of their studies, the students used their new skills to share information on Japanese culture and daily life with Clemson Rotary club members. Ted Kumano, vice principal, and two Toho faculty members accompanied the students on the Clemson program.

The Clemson Rotary Club is part of a worldwide volunteer organization dedicated to providing humanitarian service and building goodwill and peace. Meetings are held Mondays at noon at Occasions at Wedgefield. Visitors and prospective members are welcome.

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