Ambassador Reads to Children at the Miyazaki Prefectural Library
Jan 26-28, 2012 - Ambassador John V. Roos made his first visits to Oita, Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures as part of a three-day trip through eastern and southern Kyushu.
During this trip, the Ambassador visited the Miyazaki Prefectural Library, site of the first American Shelf project in Kyushu. There he met with Miyazaki Governor Shunji Kohno; they discussed the importance of academic exchange, including the Governor's experience studying at Harvard. Following that, he and the Governor enjoyed reading famous American and Japanese picture books, including "The Hungry Little Caterpillar" and "Guri and Gura," to a group of 40 very cute pre-school students.