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.
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.