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New Years Greetings from the President of the Iwate International Association

Iwate International Association

 At the beginning of this new year, I sincerely wish you a Happy New Year.
 I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support and cooperation you give to our association.

 Last year we were hit by the earthquake and the tsunami, but we recieved many warm messages of support and encouragement from around the world, and we again felt a strong bond with people from every corner of the earth.

 Here at the association, we have been providing support for foreigners in devastated areas, and this year, looking towards restoring our hometown, we would like to continue to work with international exchange organisations of each municipality, international exchange groups and foreigners living in the prefecture, putting our power into the promotion of international exchange and a multicultural community.

 I hope that we will be granted your support and cooperation for the year ahead.

 January 2012

                         Iwate International Association
                         Atsushi Ando, President