Japanese Journalist Visit

On 6-7 March 2017, Study Taranaki had a visit from Ms. Aki Sato of Resemom, Mr. Yuki Sei of Ryugaku Journal, and Ms. Chieka Wakamatsu of Ryugaku Press.

The three journalists were guests of Education New Zealand and here to write about Japanese students studying in New Zealand. They met representatives from four schools and students from three schools at a welcome function and enjoyed a  “traditional NZ barbeque” at Ahu Ahu Villas. They also heard from representatives of Study Taranaki, the Taranaki Rugby Union and Surfing Taranaki who talked about the region’s lifestyle and study plus sport packages.

The journalists visited Spotswood College, New Plymouth Boys High School and Pacific International Hotel School of Management the following day. These visits included one-on-one interviews with Japanese students.

In addition the group visited two popular tourist destinations, the stunning Len Lye Centre art gallery and Pukekura Park.