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October 15, 2003

From Battle Creek to Takasaki

The Battle Creek Enquirer, a local newspaper in Michigan, USA carried an article recently on some of its residents who have taken up teaching in Japan. Specifically in its sister city of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, with which it has been running a teacher exchange since 1988. Some came for a short contract, but married, settled down and never got round to leaving. In the words of one teacher, Stacy Clause, "I think it is important to experience the world for yourself ... things like the Internet are merely interpretations of the world and will not help you understand how you fit into the world," Clause said. "Going overseas is one way to find out how much you can really accomplish on your own."
Battle Creek Enquirer article

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