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A Cultural Immersion

Victoria Club and Tokushima Club

Members of the Victoria Toastmasters club in Hong Kong pose with members of the Tokushima Toastmasters club in Japan, after starting a mutually beneficial partnership in the fall of 2016. Victoria Toastmasters was first approached by Tokushima club member Minoru Tamura, DTM, in September 2016—an invitation that came after the Tokushima club saw the Victoria club hiking photo in the Toastmaster magazine. After club representatives chatted for two months, the Tokushima club sent members to Hong Kong for a visit. In April 2017, a group of Victoria club members headed to Japan to support the Division G contest led by the Tokushima club. Both clubs envision a long-term partnership.