Students and teachers from Ikeda visit Launceston

Published on 02 August 2017

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The City of Launceston today welcomed students and teachers from Ikeda and Kagawa in Japan to Town Hall for a tour with our Civic Affairs Coordinator Elizabeth and morning tea with Mayor Albert van Zetten and Aldermen Simon Wood, Ted Sands and Robin McKendrick.

Each year the City of Launceston welcomes students and teachers from our sister city, Ikeda, for one week.

 The teachers visit various schools in the area and observe our teaching methods. The students are home-hosted, experiencing family life in Australia.

The second group visiting Launceston are students and leaders from Prospect High School's Kagawa Japanese Exchange Program.

Both programs offer the opportunity for Japanese students to experience Australian life and to explore Tasmania.