A new CIR・新国際交流員

2013.09.13 (Fri)

Hello! I’m the new Coordinator of International Relations at Yurihama Town. My name is Sarah. I came to Yurihama from Brisbane, Queensland, a city in Australia’s northeast. Before I came to Japan, I worked as a federal and state public servant for eight years, and then for two years in a non-profit organisation.

I like cooking and reading. I also love Japanese food, and I want to try Tottori prefecture’s, and especially Yurihama Town’s, specialty foods.

This is my third time living in Japan. In the past, I had the opportunity to do a year of high school exchange and a year of university exchange. That was such a long time ago that I’m a bit worried whether I’ll be able to speak Japanese properly. I was pretty terrified on the way to Yurihama, but I had such a warm welcome, and the people I work with are being so kind and understanding my strange Japanese, that I’m feeling a bit more relaxed now.

I’m really excited about the opportunity to work as Yurihama’s CIR, and I’m looking forward to having many chances for cultural exchange with everyone in town. I also want to continue all the work Matthew, the previous CIR, did to support the sister-city relationship with Hilo in Hawaii County.





This post is adapted from an article from the August 2013 edition of the Yurihama magazine.


One comment

  1. We look forward to many more posts about your time in this town.

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