The Japanese Cultural & Community Center (JCCCW) welcomes a new tenant, the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council – U.S. Branch. “TJ” Takashi Yoshikawa serves as the branch’s director.
Takashi, along with his co-worker, Takumi Yoshinaga, works on the agriculture training program for Japanese farm youth. They come from Japan for an 18-month training program. Students receive two months of institutional training at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, before spending 13 months in farm work and practical training at one of the farms in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Delaware, Idaho, Nebraska, Illinois, Tennessee, or Maine. (end)