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Consul General of Japan visits Lewis & Clark

December 18, 2014

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    B.White, J.Atkinson, H.Furusawa, S.Hayashi, B. Suttmeier, A. Kurogi, T. Matsumura

On November 24, 2014, the Consul General of Japan visited Lewis & Clark to recognize the contributions of the College’s Japanese Language Program. In a reception held in the Frank Manor House, Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Furusawa presented Associate Professor Bruce Suttmeier with a commendation for the program’s “distinguished service in contributing to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the United States of America.” The award was part of a state-wide recognition, presented to the Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, on December 5, 2013 to celebrate the accomplishments of Japanese language programs around the state. Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson, Interim Dean of the College Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell and Dean of International Students and Scholars Brian White were in attendance to welcome the Consul General. In his remarks, Associate Professor Suttmeier noted that “this award recognizes the dedicated teachers in our program - Dr. Atsuko Kurogi, Satomi Hayashi and Tomomi Matsumura - and all our wonderful students, who excel both in and out of the classroom.”


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