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Last Updated April 5, 2019

2018 JATP class with Mayor.

Big Bend Japanese Ag Training Program enters 54th year

March 29, 2019 - No Comments

For the 54th consecutive year, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is participating in the Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP). Forty-two trainees arrived on the BBCC

The 2017 Japanese Agricultural Training group.

Big Bend Invites Families to Host 2018 Japanese Agricultural Trainees

March 22, 2018 - No Comments

For the 53rd consecutive year, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is participating in the Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP). Forty-six trainees arrived on the BBCC

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

Members from the 2017 Japanese Agricultural Program pose with Moses Lake Mayor Todd Voth during a welcome ceremony Monday evening held in their honor inside the Masto Conference Center on the Big Bend Community College Campus.

Big Bend Invites Families to Host Japanese Agricultural Trainees

March 28, 2017 - No Comments

For the 52nd consecutive year, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is participating in the Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP). Forty-three trainees arrived on the BBCC

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