Thursday, July 18, 2013

Visiting Japanese students learn science at UIS

Sixteen students from Ashikaga, Japan are in Springfield this week learning about science. These students are taking part in a super science project lead by faculty at the University of Illinois Springfield.

The students are from Ashikaga Boys High School. Along with the students were four faculty members. They learned about all sorts of things like aquatic ecology, biology, food web concepts, and water analysis.

"The people in America are very good," said Kazuaki Kobuna, Ashikaga High School principal. "They are very kind to us. They are open minded. So, students are having fun studying here."

The students will be in Springfield until Thursday. Ashikaga, Japan is the sister city to Springfield, and is more than 12,000 miles away.

The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on July 17, 2013.

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