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The 1st Live Video Chat Feb. 19, 2003
(Feb. 18, 2003, CA, local time)

Mrs. Sabina von Sydow (former principal) opens the event.The principal at Sakura, Japan coordinating the video chat from there.Matsuyama parents look on.Matsuyama students enjoying meeting their new friends in Japan.

Sakura Elementary School (principal: Ms. Takeuchi) has succeeded in the 1st
live video chat with Matsuyama Elementary School in Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.
(principal:Ms. von Sydow) at 12:30 a.m. on Wed. Feb. 19, 2003 (19:30 p.m. on
Tue., Feb. 18, 2003, CA, local time) on the Internet.

This event was held during the 7th Annual Technology Night at Matsuyama Elementary. At both Sakura and Matsuyama schools, students, personnel, and some staff from Sacramento Matsuyama Sister City Corporation participated in the event.

The students especially were very happy to see their counterparts
on the huge screen and asked many questions about their school life.
“It was a wonderful experience for both the kids and the school personnel!”,
said Mr. Hiroshi Shiraishi (computer lab coordinator) at Sakura.