Tree planted to honour Japan-PEI friendship

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Standing: Yoshika Akamatsa, Hiromi Ochi, Yuka Kajihari-Nolan, Philip Smith, Elizabeth “Betsy” Epperly, Cathy Gillan, Keiko Karube. Sitting: Yukari Yoshihara. (Anne Victoria Photography)

Participants of the 13th biennial conference of the L.M. Montgomery Institute recently planted a tree on UPEI campus in recognition of the relationship between Japan and Prince Edward Island. The flowering cherry tree is reminiscent of two trees in Montgomery’s classic, Anne of Green Gables: one, which greets her at the train station at Bright River when Anne Shirley first arrives on the Island; and, one outside her window at Green Gables.

A plaque set near the tree reads: In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the L.M. Montgomery Institute & the kindred spirits of Japan and PEI. June 23, 2018.

Standing: Yoshika Akamatsa, Hiromi Ochi, Yuka Kajihari-Nolan, Philip Smith, Elizabeth “Betsy” Epperly, Cathy Gillan, Keiko Karube. Sitting: Yukari Yoshihara.

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