Audio: Jimmy Carter Welcomes Konu, Japan Delegation in Plains

President Jimmy Carter welcomes Japanese students in his hometown as part of an annual exchange program. Each year, Japanese students come to Americus through a partnership to make new friends and learn about our country. Then each spring, Sumter County middle and High students do the same in Japan.

They’ve been part of a friendship exchange that began with Carter in 1991 as a symbol of peace, after he participated as the highest ranking U.S. official in the Hiroshima Memorial.

“It was very important to me to have friendship with Japan,” said the President.