Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan - In a gesture of partnership and solidarity, the Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin (kotoba.ac.jp) owned and headed by Mr. Shinichiro Suetsugu, invited OIC Dr. Rose Anonat, Mr. Hideyo Sato and Mrs. Marietta Sato, Director and Assistant Director of TLC-English Program for Asia, and Ms. Mutya Acebron, Nursing Assistant Coordinator to its 20th Anniversary in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan last October 8, 2011. The memorable event was held at the Shizuoka People's Center where students, teachers, parents and other school heads from Cambodia, Korea, Indonesia, China, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, India and Philippines came to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin (KKG).
The Lewis College first came in contact with Administrative Director Shinichiro Suetsugu last November 2010, upon invitation of Mr. Hideyo Sato to visit TLC as a guest student of the English Program for Asians. After enjoying the experience, he has since then encouraged their interested students to learn conversational English at the TLC-EPA and he looks forward to having stronger linkages with the school in the coming years. Since The Lewis College now offers Nihonggo Classes as part of its curriculum, students from TLC are also welcome to study higher levels of Nihonggo at Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin in Japan. This will result in higher probability of employment abroad especially in Japanese companies not only in the Philippines, but around the world.
Mr. Hideyo Sato, Mao Ikeya, Mrs. Marietta Sato, OIC Dr. Rose Anonat and Ms. Mutya Acebron at the Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin Reception Party.
Mr. Shinichiro Suetsugu with a special guest and the students of KKG.
The Philippine Flag is set on the Wall of Nations alongside with other countries who also wrote their encouragement and prayers for the Japanese people after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
A beautiful Fan dance from students of KKG.
A unique number from Indonesian students, symbolizing the peacock.