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September 13, 2006

Ena, Gifu Adopts a Second Language

Almost 2,000 foreigners are registered as living in Ena, Japan. They come from many diverse countries, including South Korea and Brazil. However, when it came to selecting a common language for which to provide information on the city website, English was chosen. The real story, however, is that it is local high school students who are providing the English content.

Members of the local city government had been trying to find effective ways on passing on information to the foreign community. The Ena Agricultural High School came to the rescue, volunteering in May of 2006 to help out by starting and maintaining an English-language site.

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