Ninohe middle school students in northern Japan learn how to make food from Gabon, their host town partner
Ninohe, a city in Iwate, northern Japan, is the Host Town to the Gabonese Republic. A great dish can serve as a great form of culture-crossing communication, so the city held a Gabonese cuisine-themed cooking class aimed at local middle school students. A registered dietician working for the city taught the students how to make various Gabonese dishes, including a tomato and chicken stew, okra stir-fry with fish, and simmered eggplant with fish. After tasting the delicious dishes, students voiced their desire to learn more about the central African country.
*Held as part of the Ninohe City Board of Education’s Ninohe Learning Saturdays Program – Junior Cooking Class.
- About the event
1. Date and Time: November 2, 2019 (Sat) 10:00-13:00
2. Place: Ninohe City’s Fukuoka Middle School, 2F Cooking Room (Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/YR8U3NGmDguxzR5W8)
3. Target: Around 20-30 Ninohe middle school students
4. Speaker: Registered dietician with the National Health Insurance and Disease Prevention Division of Ninohe City
- About Ninohe and Gabon
After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, Gabon sent a one million USD donation to the affected areas of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima by way of the Japanese Red Cross. Some of the survivors came to live in Ninohe City, and were able to use those donations to support their daily expenses, and so the city became an “Arigato” Host Town to Gabon to thank them for their support.
Policy Promotion Division, Department of General Policy,
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Office of International Affairs
Iwate Prefectural Government
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