Aug 9, 2011 9:40 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-four young professionals from Tennessee and elsewhere are in Japan for at least a year participating in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
The group members - from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi as well as Tennessee - are serving as assistant language teachers or as coordinators for international relations.
They are working in local government offices and in public elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan during the 25th year of the program.
Their presence is designed to offer them views of Japanese culture while they share American culture with those in Japan.