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...Jacey Ross. The trip was organized by Sister City facilitator Yasuko Lehtinen. Lehtinen has taught Japanese language in the Central Peninsula...For more information on future youth sport exchanges contact Yasuko Lehtinen at the KPBSD.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-08-29-1
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Going abroad

...be a great learning experience for me."For the past few months the girls have been taking Japanese lessons with Yasuko Lehtinen, who has been organizing exchanges with Kenai's sister city, Akita, for more than 20 years and is Whannell's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-19/going-abroad
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Local man heading to Japan to teach English

He's lucky number seven, Yasuko Lehtinen said. Patrick Moore, is Kenai Peninsula College instructor Lehtinen's seventh student to move to Japan to teach English through...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-31/going-abroad
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Akita delegation comes to Kenai to celebrate Sister City 20th Anniversary?

...visited the Peninsula this summer to renew and energize future partnerships. It all began in 1989 when Japanese born Yasuko Lehtinen began teaching Japanese language at Soldotna High School, "I was homesick for my culture and many students became...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2012-08-22/akita-delegation-comes-to-kenai-
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Takoda-Quin L. Zimmerman

...his paternal grandparents, Terrell and Sally Zimmerman, Melrose, Minn.; maternal grandparents, George and Yasuko Lehtinen, Soldotna; uncles and aunts, John and TJ Hessburg, Grosse Point Park, Mich.; Travis Zimmerman, Garrison...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102710/obi_726771502.shtml
Obituaries
Japanese officials honor Kenai woman for exchange efforts

It's been 21 years since Yasuko Lehtinen took the first group of exchange program participants to Kenai's sister city, Akita, Japan. She was honored for her years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-05/japanese-officials-honor-kenai-woman
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Basic Japanese Cooking Course

Yasuko Lehtinen hovered above a bamboo mat rolled onto a folding table. A couple teenagers and college-age students watched as she patted rice...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/100810/out_717629939.shtml
Outdoors
Kenai hosts Japanese guests, marks 20-year partnership

...Akita, Japan. Bull Don and The Moose Nuggets, a local band, finished performing a purely American tune, then Yasuko Lehtinen welcomed and encouraged the guests to drink sake. The welcoming reception held at Challenger Learning Center of Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-07-30/kenai-hosts-japanese-guests-marks-20
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