A sixteen-year-old high school student came to our English class today. His name is Adrian. He is an exchange student from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Shawnee is a sister city of Nikaho. In Shawnee, there is a factory of TDK. This is the reason of the relationship. Adrian has been to Japan three times. This time his visiting is private, supported by our teacher in this class. He likes Japan and Japanese culture. Especially, he likes Japanese anime. He said "I was an otaku." He bought a Nintendo DS yesterday. He likes Akita better than Tokyo because Akita's nature is very beautiful like Oklahoma. He wants to come to Japan to be an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher). This is his future dream. I think it's a good dream. He likes tennis and debate. His high school has a debate class - 50 minutes every day. I think this is a big educational gap between Japan and America. The education of Japan is only knowledge and understanding. I think it should change for the future of Japan. Their debate topics are very difficult, for example, politics, social security, etc. Adrian knows about Japan's current prime minister. He likes the former prime minister. He does not like the current US president. I don't like him either because he started the Iraq War and refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol. I like the former voice president in the USA. At the break time we took the following picture. I will go to Orlando, Florida next month. He said Orlando is a good place. I think he will be a good ALT. And I am looking forward to meeting him again in Akita. It was very fun for me to talk with him today.