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Last Updated October 24, 2017

Yonezawa mayor Masaru Nakagawa talks with a Moses Lake resident during a party for the group of visiting city officials.

Sister city exchange still going, after almost 40 years

October 24, 2017 - No Comments

As sister city relationships go, the tie between Moses Lake and Yonezawa, Japan, has been pretty long-lasting. Yonezawa’s mayor and other city and business officials

Mitsubishi Aircraft, BBCC announce partnership for new STEM program

Mitsubishi Aircraft, Big Bend announce partnership for new STEM program

March 31, 2017 - No Comments

The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Big Bend Community College are partnering to unveil a new program in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The partnership

Sister City Exchange Program delegates coming to Moses Lake

35 years of friendship

August 19, 2016 - No Comments

Munching on traditional American fare of barbecued pork, chicken and cornbread, around 100 guests of the Moses Lake-Yonezawa Sister City Exchange Program reminisced about 35

Japanese agriculture students arrive at Big Bend, host families sought

Japanese agriculture students arrive at Big Bend, host families sought

May 29, 2016 - No Comments

Japanese students were welcomed at Big Bend Community College for the Agriculture Training Program. The program has been conducted for 51 years.
Students are spending

Phil McLean taught agriculture to generations of Japanese trainees

Phil McLean taught agriculture to generations of Japanese trainees

March 30, 2016 - 2 Comments

Phil McLean has retired from teaching agriculture for Japanese Agriculture Training Program (JATP) at Big Bend Community College after 43 years.
The Moses Lake-area farmer

Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP) trainees farewell 2015

Japanese Agricultural Training Program trainees bid farewell

October 7, 2015 - No Comments

Thirty-eight Japanese Agricultural Training Program trainees bid farewell on Oct. 6 at the Consul General of Japan’s residence in Seattle.

Uchikake Centerpiece of a Display of Gifts from Japanese Visitors

Uchikake on display in the case of gifts from Japanese visitors

September 16, 2015 - No Comments

A Japanese wedding dress, known as a uchikake, is the centerpiece of a display of gifts Big Bend Community College has received over the years

Kanenori Tsumori Performing Iaido Kata During the JATP 50th Anniversary Celebration at Big Bend Community College

College receives “Iaido” sword

July 24, 2015 - No Comments

Iaido is the art of sword drawing emphasizing smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking an opponent, removing blood from the

Hideyuki Komatsu Big Bend JATP Program

In Memory of his JATP host farmers

July 20, 2015 - No Comments

Hideyuki Komatsu stands in front of a bronze plaque honoring Robert and Jacqueline Hardin during the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Agriculture Training Program at

Nobuki Kimura points to his home town on a map of Japan during the welcome ceremony for 55 trainees of the Japanese Agriculture Training Program on March 23.

Japanese Ag trainees arrive at Big Bend

March 26, 2015 - No Comments

Representatives of the college, Japanese government, and city of Moses Lake welcomed trainees during a ceremony in ATEC. JATP and Big Bend Community College this