Momoko Iwano has been staying with Charli Griffith and her family for the past two weeks.
Momoko Iwano has been staying with Charli Griffith and her family for the past two weeks. Crystal Spencer

Japanese student heads home

HUGGING koalas and eating Tim Tams were some of the highlights for visiting Japanese school student Momoko Iwano.

The 17-year-old and eight other students from Nabari Nishi High School have been housed with students from sister school Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School for the past two weeks in their first visit to Australia.

Momoko said she had enjoyed her time in class and out exploring the Tweed so much that she could not wait to come back.

“Everyone here is so nice and friendly. I especially loved visiting the beaches,” she said.

“Already I cannot wait to come back again and do it all again.”

Momoko stayed with Lindisfarne student Charli Griffith, 14, and her family.

“It has been really fun, it’s a shame it’s over so quickly” Charli said.

“We’ve learnt a lot from each other about our cultures.”



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