山口新聞によると or A Newspaper Article from Yamaguchi

下の記事は8月2日2012年の山口新聞に載りました。The following newspaper article originally appeared in the Yamaguchi Newspaper on August 2, 2012.

ハワイで下松PRをALTのカイルさんを名誉大使に任命

下松市は1日、同市内の小中学校で外国語指導助手(ALT)として勤務したカナダ生まれのカイルアンダムさん(31)を下松名誉大使に任命した。

カイルさんは2010年8月からALTとして市内で勤務し、1日に離任。

今後は結婚相手のいるハワイに移住する。同日、市役所で任命式があり、井川成正市長が依頼状を手渡した。

井川市長は「笑いと花と童謡のまち下松の素晴らしさをハワイでPRしてほしい。機会があればまた下松を訪れていただければ」と要望。

カイルさんは「下松市は住みやすく、いい人ばかりだった。ハワイで下松を大いに紹介したい」と受け取った。

同大使は国際交流の推進を目的に、同市に在住した外国人を任命。カイルさんで12人目となった。任期は3年間で、同市のパンフレットを職場や地域の人たちに配ったり、在住する国や地域の情報を同市に報告、交流を図る。

Kyle Undem, ALT, appointed the honour of cultural ambassador in Hawaii

Kyle Undem (31, Canada), a Junior High School Assistant Language Teacher in Kudamatsu City has been appointed with the duty and honour of cultural ambassador for the city of Kudamatsu for a three-year term.

Undem has worked for the City of Kudamatsu since August of 2010 and today, August 1, is his official departure from office.

Hereafter, he will move to Hawaii and be married to his fiancé, who resides on the island of Oahu.

On this day at Kudamatsu City Hall, Undem participated in a swearing-in ceremony where Mayor Igawa presented him with a written request of ambassadorial duties.

“It is my wish for you to present to the people of Hawaii that Kudamatsu is a city of laughter, flowers, and children’s stories. If you have a chance, please visit Kudamatsu again,” the Mayor requested.

Undem said, “Kudamatsu is an extremely easy city to live in, and is filled with nothing but good people. I want to tell people in Hawaii just how amazing this place has been to me.”

The outcome of this international exchange falls upon the initiative of the person appointed to this role.

Undem met in front of 12 people representing the city of Kudamatsu. During his three-year term as cultural ambassador for Kudamatsu, Kyle plans to distribute pamphlets about Kudamatsu at his new workplace and to various people throughout his new home. He will also continue to exchange the cultures of Japan and the West.

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