By Ezekiel Talatau
EIGHT new Japanese Volunteers, under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are commencing their assignment in the country.
In an interview on Wednesday, most of them are really excited to contribute in helping the country in the respective areas they are assigned to within the two years period.
Two of the volunteers will be leaving Honiara for Auki on 25th of July, while another volunteer will be carrying duties in the Western Province and to leave Honiara for Munda on the 27th of July while the rest will be posted in Honiara.
Volunteer Yuzo Ebina says, most of them are currently on the last stage of their orientation and are ready to travel to their areas of assignment.
He added that, they are very excited and confident their contribution will greatly assist the country.
Another of the volunteers who is a physical Education teacher says he has a heart to teach people how to swim.
He added that, his aim is to see Solomon Islands to take part in the Olympics as a swimmers.
The volunteers are all excited and happy to try out the Solomon Islands way of life and culture.
They are, Genki IImore, Yuzo Ebina, Kazutaka Kojima, Daika Tozuka, Kensuke Nishida, Shoki Jin, Yoshiko Sugiyama and Nobuaki Matoba.