MASSAC Meeting Minutes 2/11/14


Hello Friends!

The Maine-Aomori Sister-State Advisory Council’s Meeting Minutes for 2/11/14 are in PDF form below.   Please read and keep up to date on the groups’ activities!


The discussion focused on the overarching goals for the upcoming Aomori Delegation to Maine in November to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the sister-state relationship.  We are excited to host this special visit from our friends from Aomori!

MASSAC Meeting 2/11/14 20th Anniversary Delegation Discussion

Hello Friends!

There will be a Maine-Aomori Sister-State Advisory Council (MASSAC) Meeting today from 4:00PM to 5:30PM in Room 417 Wishcamper Center on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus discussing the upcoming Aomori delegation this year.  All are welcome!  Free Parking is available in the parking garage next door.  The meeting minutes will be posted here shortly thereafter.

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Kittery-Tobu 20th Anniversary Exchange Celebration! April 26 – May 1st!

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The town of Kittery, Maine and the Shapleigh school system will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary of exchange with Aomori by hosting a student exchange from the Rokunohe and Oirase regions in Aomori Prefecture, Japan from April 26 to May 1!  The picture below provides a simplified itinerary of events that are planned to take place!  If you would like to get involved with this upcoming celebration, with educational exchanges between Maine and Aomori, or with the Kittery-Tobu Exchange Program, please contact us at  You can find the Kittery-Tobu Exchange Program’s website here at

Thank you!

Kittery Exchange 2013

Ichiro Fujisaki Interview

The American Radio Show recently interviewed the former ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki! Spanning a variety of topics, Fujisaki-san discussed education, American politics, the US-Japan relationship, security issues for world leaders, March 11, 2011, and how to be a good diplomat.

Please go to the following two links to listen to the interview!
Part 1  and Part 2

Fujisaki Ichiro