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June 03, 2004

Norika's Afghan Experience Makes New Textbook

Actress Norika Fujiwara (32) has managed to make her way into an education-ministry approved English textbook. Fujiwara visited Afghanistan in 2002 to make a program for Nippon TV on the war-torn country. The new textbook, titled "Sunshine Advanced Reading" and published by Tokyo firm Kairyudo, uses her translated essays and photos from a book about her visit. In sixteen pages of a chapter called "Sadness and Hope", she tells of her encounters with children scarred by war and yet full of joy and hope for the future. Fujiwara says, "I was very surprised. If through this, high school students will develop an interest in Afghanistan, I'll be greatly honored." The textbook will be introduced in the 2005 school year.

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