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Theme: 『First Step 一歩』

This event occurred on
April 15, 2018
12:00pm - 7:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Akita, Akita

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Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 Japan, Akita International University
Akita, Akita, 010-1292
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Carlos Budding

Born in Argentina, moved to the U.S. at the age of 12. After his graduate studies at the only American university that provides a liberal arts degree for deaf students, he taught English to deaf students. Now, he teaches English and Spanish in Japan, at Akita International University.

Etan Ginsberg


Hiroshi Susaki

Founder and CEO of "Travel Design", a company devoted to the revitalization of depopulated Japanese towns, liaisons local regions with foreign tourists.

Yuriko Suzuki

A mother, wife, and owner of "Shun-sai Miso Cha ya Kurao" –– a restaurant in Masado-city, Akita Prefecture. Known for her additives-free, texture-rich traditional cuisines, she speciallizes in cuisine that utilize rice-malts.

Organizing team