This is a small group of 13 students, from the Hiroshima Prefecture.  They will arrive the evening of March 23, and depart the morning of March 29, 2014.  Their teachers will be picking them up and returning them to each host families home each day, and will be responsible for each days activities.

Rin Matsuoka

Rin Matsuoka

Placed with Watson family. Male- 10 years old. Share home with Remon & Jurina. He has studied English for 4 years. He likes small children, and pets. He is sociable. He likes skiing, math, and eating. He likes meat. Rin is like a little old man. He is very responsible and mature. He has visited the U.S. a number of times and stayed alone with a host family in Australia last year. He enjoys playing computer games and all sports. Although his English ability is poor, he is very confident and can make himself well understood.
Jurina Funahashi

Jurina Funahashi

Placed with Watson family. Female- 10 years old. Share home with Remon & Rin. She has studied English for 6 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is outgoing. She likes skiing and computer games. She likes meat. Jurina is not a girl. She is a monkey in a girl's body. However, she is a lot of fun to be with and is very sociable and funny. She very quickly gets on well with other children and entertains herself very independently.
Remon Matsuoka

Remon Matsuoka

Placed with Watson family. Female- 8 years old. Share home with Jurina & Rin. She has studied English for 5 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is sociable. She likes skiing and sports. Remon is a very sweet little girl. She isn't loud at all, but is outgoing and sociable. She is well mannered and kind. She is very mature for her age and you are unlikely to have any problems with her. She has visited the U.S. many times before.
Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida

Placed with Murray family. Male- 17 years old. Share home with Masaya Miura. He has studied English for 10 years. He likes small children, and pets. He is adaptable. He likes indoor soccer. Keisuke is a very mild mannered and mature boy. He gets on very well with everybody and is always eager to help. He is quiet, but not shy at all. He is always a pleasure to be with.
Masaya Miura

Masaya Miura

Placed with Murray family. Male- 17 years old. Share home with Keisuke Yoshida. He has studied English for 6 years. He likes small children, and pets. He is sociable. He likes soccer. Masaya is a very gentle and kind boy. His English isn't fantastic, but he can communicate reasonably well. He is always a pleasure to be with and is eager to please.
Miho Ikinaga

Miho Ikinaga

Placed with Johnson family. Female- 16 years old. Share home with Yuka Ishiguro. She has studied English for 4 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is sociable. She likes volleyball. She likes fruit. Miho is confident and very cheerful, but poor at spoken English. However, she can understand written English very well. She enjoys fashion and shopping very much.
Yuka Ishiguro

Yuka Ishiguro

Placed with Johnson family. Female- 16 years old. Share home with Miho Ikinaga. She has studied English for 4 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is adaptable. She likes brass band, and music. She likes fruit. Yuka is a very mature, sociable, gentle and kind girl. She loves shopping and never stops chatting with her friends! Yuka is very adaptable and easy to please.
Mio Okano

Mio Okano

Placed with Colt family. Female- 16 years old. Share home with Momoka Sato. She has studied English for 6 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is Sociable. She likes tennis, and cooking. She likes fruit. Mio is a very bright and cheerful girl. She is easy to please and always a pleasure to be with. However, she isn't confident and always depends on her friends for communication. She is very young for her age, which makes her a lot of fun. She loves shopping very much.
Momoka Sato

Momoka Sato

Placed with Colt family. Female- 16 years old. Share home with Mio Okano. She has studied English for 5 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is Sociable. She likes chat mailing (I'm assuming this is IM'ing), and makeup. She doesn't like fish. Momoka is very mature and loves shopping and decorating herself. She is adaptable and a very hard worker.
Rika Nosaka

Rika Nosaka

Placed with Thompson family. Female- 14 years old. Share home with Shion Miki. She has studied English for 4 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is adaptable. She likes reading books and is a very smart girl. She likes fruit. Rika is a very quiet and mature girl. She is easy to please and very obedient. She did a short home-stay in Australia last year and the host family loved her very much. Rika is not a socialite, unlike most of the other girls, but enjoys quiet time reading books. She want to be a translator.
Shion Miki

Shion Miki

Placed with Thompson family. Female- 14 years old. Share home with Rika Nosaka. She has studied English for 4 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is sociable. She likes fashion, nail art, makeup. She doesn't like white rice! Shion is a VERY fashionable girl. She is mature and independent for her age and loves shopping and American culture. She wants to live in America. She is very adaptable and easy to please. She is ALWAYS a pleasure to be with and well liked by everyone. However, her fashion is sometimes outlandish.
Natsu Matsumoto

Natsu Matsumoto

Placed with Harrington family. Female- 14 years old. Share home with Rena Ueda. She has studied English for 6 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is timid. She likes dancing. Natsu is very shy, unless she is dancing. She is VERY confident when dancing. She is always cheerful and kind. Natsu is from a small, rural island, so is still very innocent minded. She is easy to please and very adaptable. She generally relies on the more confident children for communication.
Rena Ueda

Rena Ueda

Placed with Harrington family. Female- 14 years old. Share home with Natsu Matsumoto. She has studied English for 5 years. She likes small children, and pets. She is sociable. She likes baton twirling (cheer leading), and baking. Rena is a very sweet, polite girl. She is very well mannered. She did home-stay in Thailand a few years ago. It is extremely unlikely you would have any problems with her. If anything, I would say she is a little over-protected compared with the other children.