Sunday, October 5, 2014

Nice to meet you!

My name is Kanon Sumi.
Please call me Kanon.

I'm a 10th grade student of Yonago Higashi Highschool.
I'm a member of blassband club.
I can play the piano,drums,and bassoon.

I like listing to music and watching movies.

☝︎This is the bassoon! 
☝︎I'm on the left of  the picture!
☝︎With my home room teacher!

I want to make a lot of friends in Vermont.
Also, I want to know more about Vermont and studens of Vermont.
I will go to Burlington High school.
Let's talk and have fun!

I'm looking forward to meet you!
See you soon!

Nice to meet you! I'm Yo Ishina!


My name is Yo Ishina!
I'm 11grade student in Tottori NISHI high school.

I like to play and watch sports, especially running!

I would like to talk with a lot of people, and learn about many things.
For example, how high school students in Vermont are living, studying, thinking, interested in, and so on.
And I also wanna tell you about Japanese culture!

I cannot wait to visit Vermont and meet you!
See you soon!


Sunday, September 7, 2014


Greetings and welcome to the Tottori-Vermont Youth Environmental Leadership Exchange for 2014-15.

I am looking forward to working with you in Vermont in October and Tottori in April this year.

Please take a moment to introduce yourself.  You might post a photo, perhaps of your home or neighborhood or a place that you like in you home region, a favorite pet, or a meal that you like.

The project theme this year is Green Design.  Please take the time to read the project description that was e-mail to you earlier.  Give some thought to the project topic that you would like to work on and begin sharing your ideas here on this blog.  The goal is to identify small groups that have shared interest that you can work on.  Once you form a group of 2-4 students (half from Vermont, half from Tottori), the next step is to narrow and simplify your topic so that it can be completed without too much time and effort.  It should be fun, not overwhelming!

Looking forward- Peter

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tottori Prefecture: Closing Events

 Arriving at the Closing Dinner on Sunday evening
 Students address the audience

 Dancing to Cotton Eyed Joe

 General Director Yamashita-san of Tottori Prefectural International Exchange Foundation
 After the formalities

 Time to go
 Monday morning bus awaits
 Lots of ways to say goodbye...

 ...including a new hair piece
 Bus is off from Tottori City at 7:00 AM
 Settling in for the four hour bus ride to Kansai Airport...
 ...past rural mountain villages on the north coast of western Japan... Osaka on the south side of western Japan...
 ...and Kansai Airport where massage chairs give the group a brief respite from 28.5 hours of travel back to Essex, Vermont

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tottori Prefecture Day Five
 Creative play on a long bus ride

 Ecoma plastic wood production

 Raw material, car bumpers, TV casings and bottle caps
 A commissioned bench under production
 More local media
 Yonago National College of Technology
 Building... of these

 Wind powered rider and LED headlight

 Workspace for students of Architecture
 Robotics demonstration

 Time to say good bye
 Student conference on the bus