Host a Japanese Exchange Student

If you are interested in hosting a Japanese exchange student from Aomori please see below! This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about Aomori and expand your horizons. Not only will your help support a student’s dream, but you will benefit greatly from the experience.


Saco River Market May 2

Please come and support Friends of Aomori and the Maine-Aomori school exchanges at the Saco River Market (110 Main St. Saco) on May 2, 2015 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Join us in making your own Japanese helmet, decorating your own fish lantern, and taking “selfies” in traditional Japanese clothing. There will be live Taiko Drumming and and you can learn to play the Japanese board game Go and partake in a raffle!

More precise information about the schedule and events will come soon!

Please continue to check back.

Thank you for your continued support of the Maine-Aomori Relationship!


Updates for Friends of Aomori フレンズオブ青森

Friends of Aomori would like to introduce the new officers of the Board of Directors,

Thomas Bahun, President 取締役会長

Erin Gosselin, Vice President

Don Nicoll, Treasurer

Don Ferrara, Secretary

We would also like to announce that Karen Baldacci and Philip Rotolo have joined the Board.

In addition, we have been hard at work since the beginning of the year. We are looking forward to an eventful and exciting year! More information about upcoming events and the delegation to Aomori in the Fall of 2015 will follow.

Thank you!