BWA Exchange Student Roster

Here is an archive listing of participants in the BWA Student Exchange Program between Hawaii and Japan.

Japan Students to Hawaii

2016 Mami Takayanagi (Takaoka, Toyama) and Hinano Nishihata (Hyogo)
Aug 12 – 19
no host Kauai and Hawaii; Honolulu 8/12 to 8/14, Maui 8/14-8/16, Oahu 8/16-8/18, Federation 8/18-8/19 (all homestay)
2014 Fukumi Tajima (Miyazaki)
July 29 – Aug 6
no host Maui and Hawaii; Federation 7/29-7/30; Oahu 7/30 to 8/1, homestay); Honolulu 8/1-8/3; Kauai 8/3-8/5; Federation 8/5-8/6
2012 Mio Iwata (Fukuoka), Kana Yoshida (Kumamoto)
July 31 – August 8
no host Kauai; Oahu 7/31 to 8/2; Hawaii 8/2 to 8/4; Maui 8/4 to 8/6; Honolulu 8/6 to 8/8
2010 Tamae Otsuka, Aya Matsuzawa
August 9 – 17
no host Oahu:  Honolulu 8/9 to 8/10; Kauai 8/10 to 8/11; Maui 8/11 to 8/13; Hawaii 8/13 to 8/15; Honolulu 8/15 to 8/17
2008 Kayo Fujiwara, Marissa Toyoda
July 29 – August 6
no host Hawaii:  Honolulu 7/29 to 7/31; Kauai 7/31 to 8/2; Maui 8/2 to 8/4; Oahu 8/4 to 8/6
2006 Yuika Inagaki, An Na Jo
August 8 – 18
no host Honolulu:  Hawaii 8/9 to 8/11; Maui 8/11 to 8/14; Kauai 8/14 to 8/17; Oahu 8/17 to 8/18
2004 Miyuki Okita, Maki Goto
August 2 – 11
no host Maui:  Honolulu 8/2 to 8/4; Hawaii 8/4 to 8/7, Kauai 8/7 to 8/9, Oahu 8/9 to 8/11.
2002 Sayaka Kawase, Keiko Kubo
August 4 – 13
no host Kauai:  Honolulu 8/4 to 8/6; Hawaii 8/6 to 8/8, Maui 8/8 to 8/11, Oahu 8/11 to 8/13
2000 Reiko Okazaki, Yuko Hironaka
August 10 – 23
no host Honolulu:  Honolulu 8/10 (Rose Nakamura),  Kauai 8/11 to 8/14; Maui 8/14 to 8/17; August 8/17 to 8/20?;  Hawaii 8/20 to 8/23

Hawaii students to Japan

2017 Kiaria “Zoi” Nakamura (Hilo, Hawaii), Brandi Yamamoto (Kapaa, Kauai)
July 10 – July 22
reports are printed in Fall 2017 Federation Newsletter
2015 Koki Atcheson (Honolulu), Cristina Gervais (Hakalau, Hawaii)
July 17-29
2013 Lyssa Nishikawa (Makawao, Maui),  Megan Pascual (Hilo, Hawaii)
July 22 – August 4; Homestay: Nara
2011 Emi Hashi (Makawao, Maui), Michelle Soga (Kahului, Maui)
July 27 – August 9; Homestay: Kyoto
2009 Maitri Soga (Kahului, Maui), Robyn Taniguchi (Hilo, Hawaii)
July 30 – August 11; Homestay:  Kyoto, Hiroshima, Toyama
2007 Clarynne Ishikawa, Carolyn Taira
July 18 – July 31; Homestay:  Kyoto & Nara
2005 Raimi Ishikawa, Erika Masaki
July 28 – August 8; Homestay:  Yamaguchi , 2 host families
2003 Holly Mizuno, Kristine Taniguchi
July 25 – August 5; Homestay:  Kinosaki-Toyooka, Osaka
2001 Stacey Onishi, Karlen Suga
July 30 – August 13, Homestay:  Niigata, Chiba, Tokyo, Yokaiichi
1999 Tabita Kobata
July 25 – August 5; Homestay:  Fukui, Toyama, Kokubu
1997 Kathy Taira, Edlyn Muneto
1995 Kari Miyamoto, Celeste Nagata
July 24 – August 7; Homestay: Shiga-ken, Osaka
1993 Susan Kakuda, Aiko Shibuya, Rona Yagi
1991 Susan Asato, Janice Kamemoto
July 25 – August 8; (homestay 8 families)
1990 Megumi Makino, Michele Pabila
July 25 – August 7
1989 postponed because of HHMH Centennial Celebration
1987 Candace Imada, Caroline Otani
1985 Luly Nakanishi, Ann Okano
1983 Yumi Kawaji, Shelly Ushio
1980 Rene Ojiri, Yvonne Takeshita
July 23 – August 10
1976 Maya Fujitani, Penny Tomiyama
1971 Jan Aratani, Gail Mamura
1st participants selected after resolution to adopt the Student Exchange program was passed at the 3rd World Buddhist Women’s Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii June 1967