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    2018 - 07.03

    VISITING Japanese high school students are sampling Australian life in a 12-day homestay program with families from King’s College.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Fifteen teenagers from Shibuya Junior High School in Tokyo arrived this week, many on their first international trip.

    King’s College homestay co-ordinator Les Gardiner said the program had grown from humble beginnings into an anticipated annual event.

    Mr Gardiner said visiting students had the opportunity to see a live sheep-shearing demonstration, go koala and emu spotting at Tower Hill and watch cows being milked at a local dairy farm.

    Warrnambool City Council welcomed the students with a civic reception and an opportunity to meet the mayor Michael Neoh, who spoke about the city’s 20-year relationship with Japan and the cultural exchanges with coastal sister city Miura.

    Cr Neoh said the visit was an opportunity for students from each school to learn about life in another culture.

    “Some of the Japanese students haven’t travelled before so for them it’s a bit of an experience to come to a country that’s a little bit less formal, in terms of protocol and process,” he said.

    “I think they enjoy that freedom and independence you get when it’s a bit more casual.”

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