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Manogna’s thoughts on the J8

We’ve heard from our four young people who are representing the United States at the Junior 8 Summit in Japan, shadowing the G8. Here’s their second blog posting, written by Manogna, a rising high school junior from California.

Today was a very fun day! Our group, the global warming group, got to present our topic to the rest of the J8 community. We had an expert come in and give us a presentation on his views on global warming, too. He was a very interesting man and taught us a lot of important information.

Once we finished with that presentation, we separated into four individual groups and went more in depth into the topic.


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© Rachael Swanson
The U.S. delegation team to the J8 Summit

Throughout the day we engaged in many different conversations, and in the end, we concluded with the first draft of the Chitose Declaration. We also decided what sub-groups we wanted to join and had a couple minutes of discussion with those groups also.

Once we got back to the hotel, we had dinner and then started our cultural presentations. All of the presentations were very lively and fun to watch. I am glad that we all got to learn a little more about all the cultures.

Tomorrow’s topic is going to be poverty and development, so we are all looking forward to it.

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The J8 delegation arrives in Japan

We’ve heard from our four young people who are representing the United States at the Junior 8 Summit shadowing the G8 summit in Japan. Here’s their first blog posting, written by Rachael Swanson, their chaperon.

HOKKAIDO, Japan (July 3, 2008)

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