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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

August 21, 2008

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Two dozen students from Miyoshi, Japan are in Americus as part of an annual exchange program, now in its 18th year.

The Japanese Delegation includes 24 students and 12 adults.

They arrived at Sumter Middle school this evening to meet with their home stay families.

The students are would be at the seventh grade level here in the U.S.

They'll spend some time in Sumter County schools and get a chance to tour southwest Georgia.

"Every year they send students over to Americus, and they spend two to three days with us, we show them southwest Georgia and occasionally we send a delegation over to Japan," said Craig Walters, Student Support Services.

Sumter County students sang for the Japanese Delegates.

The Japanese returned the favor and even performed Judo demonstrations.

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