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September 28, 2005

Former JETs Named as Goodwill Ambassadors for Nara

The city of Nara has appointed several former JET Program participants among 400 goodwill ambassadors appointed worldwide to mark the 1,300th anniversary of its designation as the nation's capital, according to Kyodo News. Tara Hohenberger was one of two people presented with certificates of appointment, a Nara badge and a goodwill ambassador ID card at a ceremony at the Japan National Tourist Organization in New York yesterday. A total of 12 people from the city were appointed, including many former JETs. Most of the appointees are based in East Asia, particularly in China.

Hohenberger taught at elementary and junior high schools in the city for two years. "Nara holds a very special place in my heart," she said. "My two years there were a wonderful experience. It's like my second home." The goodwill ambassadors will actively promote Nara during their tenures by providing information about its history, culture, nature and modern industry in their home countries, and will also serve as international liaisons by relaying news from their communities to Nara officials.
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