Students from Japan are learning about our culture right here in the Wabash Valley this week.
Ten students from Terre Haute's sister city Jajimi are visiting Terre Haute.
The Terre Haute North drumline performed at city hall Tuesday night and the students from Tajimi sang a song.
The sister city partnership formed in 1962 and has developed with help of Terre Haute mayors and Vigo County school superintendents throughout the years.
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says we have a very active relationship with the sister city. Vigo County students and Japanese students both benefit from the trips as they prepare for new experiences.
“As they move into college, basically, you know, it's kind of that next step for them. It helps them to understand different cultures and things that are happening so when the students come here, we love to be able to talk about Terre Haute and share with them about what we do and how we do things here and they get that same benefit to take back home," says Bennett.
The students will be kept busy during their visit with tours and cultural presentations.