Date: 2020. Feb. 4th In 2019, the Beverage Industry Environment Beautification Association’s (BIEBA) President Award was given to Takunan Junior High School for its long-term community clean-up efforts. BIEBA* consists of six companies and started awarding prizes from 2000. All elementary and junior high schools are eligible to enter.
*BIEBA(Beverage Industry Environment Beautification Association)
BIEBA selected 4 schools for the President
Award, 6 schools for excellence award, and 25 schools for prize of excellence. Takunan
Junior high school has cleaned up the local community for over 40 years. From 2018, they started to clean up around
Wada’s statue (Ishite River bank area, Hinode).
The delegation from BIEBA handed the President Award to the class
Murakami and Mr. Aoki; pictured)
Ms. Murakami was proud of their
long-term clean-up efforts which had spanned 40 years and Mr. Aoki wants to
improve clean-up efforts.
The descendents of Jujiro Wada, Sean O’Hare and Ryan O’Hare, and Joe Frio of their friend came to Ehime prefecture. On November 25, they interacted with member of jujiro wada memorial association. After that, they went to Soga Elementary School and the fifth graders of elementary school performed songs of Jujiro`s musical with a feeling of welcome to them. They were very pleased. NHK, Nankai Broadcasting, Ehime Shimbun, and Ehime CATV covered it. We would like to express my sincere appreciation for the cooperation of the Inoue Principal and other elementary school teachers. Thank you to Eri Osakabe who volunteered as an interpreter. Noriko Kan, who had other requirements and was unable to participate this time, met by chance at Matsuyama Airport and sent them off together. It was a very good day. We are very happy about that the elementary school children met descendants of Jujiro Wada and made their eyes shine. And they said that they were proud of the local great man Jijiro Wada. The elementary school children had a lifetime memory. Sean, Ryan, Joe. Thank you very much for coming.
This year, 150 year has passed since the beginning of Meiji Era (1872 – 1912), we will hold a talk show about three great people from Ehime prefecture who played an active part in this era. Jujiro Wada (an pionner), Noriaki Mizuno (soldier who complained anti-war), and Shigetoshi Shigemi (Soseki Natsume’s rival)
Three women who are active in various fields such as Miki Enoki, NHK World Executive Producer, who will lead the talks, Setsuko Kaida of “Mikan Ichiza“, and Noriko Kan of NPO president of Item Matsuyama.
Those who would like to participate
JWMA’s President Kazuhiko Tanaka (Nankai Broadcasting President) will be held as chairperson.It will be held from the noon on Saturday, 13th on the second floor hall “Saka No Ueno Kumo Museum”. Admission is free. You are all invited.We will be broadcast live on the Nankai Broadcasting Radio. We will keep updated on Facebook.