Sister city students welcomed
THE City of Belmont recently welcomed students from its sister city of Adachi, Japan, to Belmont, where they were greeted by their host families.
The 32-year partnership between the two countries, cities and cultures has resulted in hundreds of students travelling to Australia from Adachi, offering the opportunity for many local students to experience a different culture.
This was the first time in Australia for many of the Adachi students.
The students travelled around Perth, experiencing Australian culture and making new friends.
Acting Belmont Mayor Robert Rossi said he was thrilled to be able to welcome the students to Belmont.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with the community of Adachi,” Cr Rossi said.
“The visit provides a wonderful opportunity for Belmont’s youth to participate in an international student exchange program with our sister city,” he said.
Back row: City of Belmont community and statutory services director Neville Deague, acting Consul-General of JapanToshio Ida, Cr Robert Rossi, Adachi City International Exchange Committee chief of staff Toshinae Motegi and Cr Bernie Ryan. Front row: City of Belmont and Adachi-Ku freemen Peg Parkin and Fred Rae.