Yamato: More Than Just a Colony

by Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education Have you ever thought about how towns or roads are named? When you travel across the country from Florida to Maine, you must find many unusual names. Yamato Road is one of them. I was thrilled and very moved to find a Japanese word when I moved to Florida. Because I knew what Yamato meant being Japanese, and living far from own country, I got emotional. Why? Yamato was originally the area around Nara Prefecture, Japan. When I was in elementary school, I lived in Nara …

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