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People from about 70 different countries live together in my city of Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture.

When the Hadano International Association held an international exchange festival, we enjoyed a Japanese speech contest and a fellowship gathering (a buffet-style dinner party, a tea ceremony, calligraphy and a corner where people could try on kimono).

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