Mikio Kaminaga, who did the editing for the book by Yuji Tani about Jujiro Wada’s life, A samurai running to aurora , now has published a book Unfinshed pilgrimage, by publisher Yama to Keikoku-sha. Over several meals with the author we learned that through his being chief editor for the magazine Yama to Keikoku, Mountains and Valleys, he has strong ties to adventurers, so he introduces various stories and deeds of 6 adventurers in this book.
Our representative Ueoka of Jujiro Wada Memorial Association participated in the internet broadcast “Honmaru news Dogo Yamatoya”, with a contribution about Jujiro Wada. What was intended as a one-time 30 minute broadcast, is now extended to two sessions. It will be uploaded in February on http://honmaru-radio.com/category/honmarudogoyamatoya/
Also, Ueoka will hold a speaking event about Jujiro Wada on Feb 1st in a Study Meeting on Human Rights for Soga Public Hall, covering topics such as discrimination.
The exchange class between Fanano Elementary School located in Pedro’s home town, and Soga Elementary School located in Jujiro’s hometown, was held
on the 30th, and it ended in a great success.
First of all, there was a greeting by Matsuyama City Education chief, Mr. Fujita, and mayor of Fanano. After that, students of the Soga Elementary School introduced Matsuyama city and their school life．
Then, students from Fanano Elementary School introduced their city and the achievement of Pedoro.
Lastly, they pledged to continue communicating with each other. It was touching that the students from both schools kept waving their hands．The purpose of international interaction between students from two cities through their great local histrical figure was achieved. We believe that this exchange program served as a great experience for their Children.
Finally, the program was made possible with cooperation of many people including Soga Elementary School and Fanano Elementary School. I sincerely express my gratitude to everyone concerned.
This events was widely covered by NHK and other news outlets. Itis also scheduled to be featured in the childrens version of Ehime News Paper.