What's new

Looking for my Exchange students

Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
7
Hi, my name is Amanda. I am looking for a few people that came to my city of Thunder Bay, Canada on an exchange back in 1998. We were in high school. The people I am looking for came from Gifu. I do have names and I have tried to look them up on Facebook, but it seems that the names of my friends are very common. Anyone have any ideas on how I can search for them?
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
7
No I don't have their kanji names. For two of them I have their dates of birth and where they lived at the time. Not sure if that will help me.
 

Mike Cash

骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
16,454
Ratings
1,568
What group or school were they with?
 

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Messages
14,828
Ratings
2 1,537
No I don't have their kanji names. For two of them I have their dates of birth and where they lived at the time. Not sure if that will help me.
Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to search Japanese people just by their romaji names unless they have uncommon names.
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
7
Here is what I found on the back of the school photo. One of the people I am looking for I actually found on Facebook. Though he has not responded. Hoping to find another.
 

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Messages
14,828
Ratings
2 1,537
Yes, it's exactly his kanji name 川瀬元佑. Google search returns the only one result from his kanji name. He was in the 13th place in an archery competition in Gifu Prefecture on December 15, 1996. He was a student of 一宮高校 Ichinomiya High School in Aich Prefecture, next to Gifu, at the time. This is all I can get, unfortunately.
 

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Messages
14,828
Ratings
2 1,537
The home page of Ichinomiya High School has an e-mail address of the alumni association, so you can make contact to them, but I think it's almost hopeless to get response from them due to Personal Information Protection Law.
 
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
Messages
7
Yeah I guess it might not happen. I was hoping to connect with them. Thank you for your help. If someone has any other information please let me know.
 

Mike Cash

骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう
Joined
Mar 15, 2002
Messages
16,454
Ratings
1,568
You can try contacting the alumni association and ask them to forward your contact information to him instead of asking them to give you his information directly. They are more likely to cooperate with you that way.
 

Toritoribe

松葉解禁
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 22, 2008
Messages
14,828
Ratings
2 1,537
@ The OP, I PMed you the e-mail address of the alumni association. Hope this helps you to make contact with your old friends.
 
Top