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Student Ambassadors from Osaka

They are all winners of the Osaka – San Francisco Sister City Association President’s Award at the Annual English Speech Contest that have been held since 1967 in Osaka.


Mariya Wada (Osaka Women’s College)

Here is her winning speech entitled: It Depends on Us


Chika Watanabe (Osaka College of Foreign Languages)

Chika will be visiting us from August 21 to September 2. She likes photography and traveling. Here is her winning speech entitled: "Bridges"


Yu Matsuura (Osaka College of Foreign Languages)

Her winning speech entitled "The Other Side of the World" can be found here: "The Other Side of the World"


Masayo Hayashi (Osaka College of Foreign Languages)

Masayo visited us from August 2 to August 25, 2008.

Her hobbies and interests include shopping, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and traveling.


Yumi Harada (Osaka Jyogakuin College)


Atsuko Waka (Osaka College of Foreign Languages) Speech


Sayaka Tsuji (Osaka Women's Junior College)

Sayaka visited us from August 7 to August 29, 2005.

Sayaka lived in Canada for 11 months in high school, and her hobbies and interests include cheerleading, and meeting and talking to people.

Prior to her arrival in San Francisco, Sayaka sent the following message to us: "Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of living in Canada, being able to learn and compare two cultures--good and bad. Looking forward to visiting the U.S. and experiencing American culture."


Yuka Iseri (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)


Yu Furukawa (Osaka Foreign Language Institute)


Maria Sumitani (then, a high school freshman)

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