A group representing the Japanese government made stops at Churchill, Sheldon and North Eugene high schools.
It observed Japanese immersion classes, exchanged gifts and commended the schools’ efforts in international education. It also presented an $18,000 check to North Eugene High School. The money is to support the Japanese immersion program, and help pay the salary of a teacher.
“It is essential that we have the language programs alive and going, and I’m glad to support the program here in Eugene,” said Hiroshi Furusawa, Consul General.
One hundred and twenty students are currently taking Japanese language classes at North Eugene High School.