Two students who studied on AKP in 2017-18, David O’Dea and Joshua Crotts of Carleton College, stopped by the Kyoto Center! David is currently in Niigata’s Minamiuonuma City, and Joshua is in Hokkaido’s prefectural capital, Sapporo. Both are working as CIRs on the JET Program. Since they were attending a JET course on interpreting and translating in Saga Prefecture’s Otsu City, they came down to Kyoto after their one-day training ended. Minamiuonouma is known for its beautiful rice and has been on the news many times this fall for having a bear infestation! David is being careful. As for Sapporo, it will soon be hosting the Olympic Marathon, so Joshua expects that it will be busy for him going forward.
In the picture, David is the second person from the right and Joshua is the fourth from the right. The person third from the right is their JET Colleague transferring to Nagasaki, Tyrhen Cameron.