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KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Yuki Arakaki, Kadena Language Institute student, accepts his entrance certificate from Hidekatsu Higa, KLI dean, April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. KLI is a two-year school fully funded and operated by Kadena Town. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Hina Komine, Kadena Language Institute student, accepts her entrance certificate from Hidekatsu Higa, KLI dean, April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The school offers various curriculums to include English, computer skills and business etiquette. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Tiara Martinez, Kadena Language Institute student, accepts her entrance certificate from Hidekatsu Higa, KLI dean, April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. Second-year KLI students intern at Kadena Air Base, providing KLI students the opportunity to communicate in English, learn American-style business, American culture, and promote personal friendships with Americans living on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Hidekatsu Higa, Kadena Language Institute dean, gives a speech during the 22nd Annual Kadena Language Institute Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing, at Kadena Air Base, sends volunteers each month to practice English with students. KLI provides an opportunity for Air Force volunteers and students to learn from each other and exchange cultures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Ambassador Hiroshi Kawamura, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Charge of Okinawa Affairs, delivers a speech during the 22nd Annual Kadena Language Institute Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing, at Kadena Air Base, sends volunteers each month to practice English with students. KLI provides an opportunity for Air Force volunteers and students to learn from each other and exchange cultures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Kadena Town Mayor Hiroshi Toyama, KLI Chairman, delivers a speech during the 22nd Annual Kadena Language Institute Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing, at Kadena Air Base, sends volunteers each month to practice English with students. KLI provides an opportunity for Air Force volunteers and students to learn from each other and exchange cultures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Kadena Language Institute students are recognized during the 22nd Annual Kadena Language Institute Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. KLI was established in 1998 to foster and mentor the future leaders of Kadena Town. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

Kadena Language Institute instructors participate in the 22nd Annual Kadena Language Institute Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base sends volunteers to KLI to help students improve their English conversation skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)