Yesterday, my group of 15 teachers arrived on the southern island of Okinawa. Okinawa is a prefecture - what the Japanese call their states. We will visit the schools here.
Okinawa is part of Japan, but it also has its own culture. Look at the shirt the mayor is wearing above. All the city officials wear this shirt - it's a special fabric made in Okinawa. The mayor doesn't wear a suit here! We also visited a teachers' college and talked with the university students planning to become English teachers. Many of them want to become teachers because of a special teacher that they had!
We had a great time talking with these future teachers!