A rough overview, the JUSSE winners and Okinawa winners headed to the Embassy while the other group headed out to their destinations in Japan.
We got there and there was a HUGE line! The weather was scorching too! Luckily since we were going to meet the sponsors we got to go in first. We sat in a room with tables and mikes on a stage-type thing in the front. Behind it was the Eagle symbol, you know, the one on the dollar.
We waited for a while, and finally the people working there came up! There were four of them, and they each gave us a speech about their job at the embassy, and working for it in general.
At the end an Okinawa winner and a JUSSE winner each gave a speech and presented a plaque to them.
We got back on the bus and then headed over to the YFU Japan office for lunch!
We met the former Japanese ambassador to the U.S. and Australia, Okawara. He then gave us a speech and another JUSSE winner gave Okawara-san a thank you speech and a plaque.
Afterward, they had a buffet, and we were waited on! I was so not used to the treatment, and had no idea what to do.
The food was soooooo yummy!!! And afterward we also got little desserts! This was mine:
Isn't it too gorgeous to eat?
Next event in next post!