By Ben Mirin, CIR
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About Ben Mirin
Ben Mirin was Nanae’s Coordinator of International Relations from 2010 to 2012. Hired on September 7th, 2010, he began his first year term in Nanae on December 1st, 2010. He created the sister-city website: concordnanae.com. Ben is currently working at Slate Magazine in New York City.
Entries by Ben Mirin
By Ben Mirin, CIR 1. A guitar I was sad to leave my guitars behind when I left the States, but I did not think that my work for Nanae would require the use of an instrument. I attended my first meeting of the Nanae High School English Club on Tuesday. At the last minute […]
By Ben Mirin, CIR I arrived in Nanae under the weight of three checked bags and an additional checking fee. 10,300 Yen, approximately $123. My second carry-on bag, a red Delsey roll-a-board, usually skirts past security in American airports, but officials at Haneda Airport were careful to enforce the rules on size limitations. The flight […]
By Ben Mirin, CIR. On October 11th, 2010, eight students from Nanae High School and Middle School began a week-long visit to Concord, Massachusetts. All were select members of Nanae‘s annual delegation to Concord, and most had never traveled outside of Japan. Together with the help of the CIR, Ben Mirin, and staff at Concord-Carlisle […]