Ambassador Monji’s visit to Pearson College


On December 5th, Ambassador Kenjiro Monji visited Pearson College with Mr. Seiji Okada, Consul General of Japan in Vancouver.  Pearson College, located in the suburbs of Victoria, British Columbia, is one of the United World College (UWC) schools and colleges worldwide.  The College is comprised of 160 students aged 16 to 19 years.  In addition to 40 Canadian students, the student body is comprised of students from about 80 countries, including four students from Japan.  Since its establishment in 1974, approximately 4000 students from about 150 countries have studied at Pearson College.  On its campus there is a student residence named “Japan House.” After meeting with Board Chair Mr. Tony Macoun, Ambassador Monji gave a 1.5 hour presentation to students about public diplomacy and soft power, followed by a question-and-answer session.



Ambassador Monji is welcomed by students




Ambassador Monji learns about Japan House




The school has a building for marine biology which floats on the water



Checking the location of the College in the library



Ambassador Monji with students at the Pearson College dock



Meeting with College executives



Meeting with College executives




Ambassador Monji’s presentation




Ambassador Monji with students and faculty after the presentation



Pearson College Students singing for Ambassador