Consul General Uyama attends the Farewell Ceremony at Rosa Parks JBBP

On Thursday, May 31, Consul General Uyama attended a Farewell Ceremony for the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) at Rosa Parks Elementary School and congratulated the 36 graduating 5th graders with these words, "as graduates of this program, you have become a kind of “kakehashi” or bridge connecting Japan and America. I urge you to please share the valuable knowledge you have gained with others and do your part to help promote U.S.-Japan friendship”. Following the ceremony, Consul General Uyama took part in a Cherry Tree planting ceremony on the school grounds in celebration of the 45th anniversary of JBBP.

Congratulatory remarks by Consul General Uyama

Greeting by Principal Kawaii

Congratulatory remarks by Dr. Murase

Farewell speeches by graduating students

Graduating students with their certificates

CG Uyama plants a cherry tree

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