Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Visitors from Japan

Several high school students from our sister city of Mishima, Japan, visited Pasadena City Hall yesterday. They're in town for about 10 days, staying with local host families, and are learning about the community plus seeing the sights.

They were in Little Tokyo yesterday when the earthquake hit. Welcome to Southern California, kids!

Barney Melekian met with them in the council chamber to discuss how local government works in Pasadena and what his responsibilities entail.


Then I took them on a tour of the building.


Many thanks to Bryan Takeda of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee for arranging the visit.

3 comments:

AP said...

This blog is awesome.

Nice that you have the only Internet picture of Mark Jomsky - who I call "Toby" cause he reminds me of that guy on "The Office".

Awesome.

P.S. Virginia Hoge is mad at us:

http://pasadenanewprogressive.blogspot.com/2008/07/joker-with-his-new-pal.html

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley said...

Thanks for checking on us about the blog. We have just put a new post up. We will be active during the summer.

Thanks!

Andre Coleman said...

Ann,

This is one of the best blogs in Pasadena. Short, sweet and to the point.

I love it, keep it up.