The Central Lakes College Cultural Thursdays program will host a free online Zoom webinar on the Japanese culture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

The presentation entitled "Beyond the Silk Curtain: How Japan Almost Became My Home" will feature Central Lakes College environmental studies instructor Jason Edens.

Edens spent four years living in rural Japan as an employee of the Ministry of Education. Charged with developing English curriculum for public rural high schools, he had the opportunity to visit countless communities around Japan and peer behind the silk curtain. Based in Fukushima, Japan, Edens nearly made Japan his permanent home. Join the conversation and learn about the myths and mysteries of Japan.

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For more information about this presentation or the Cultural Thursdays program, contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183.