Japanese dignitaries will visit the Elk Grove Unified School District today as part of the California-Japan Scholars Exchange Program.
Ichiro Matsui, the governor of Osaka; Hiroshi Inomata, the consul general of Japan; and Toru Nakahara, Osaka's superintendent of education, will meet with Elk Grove Unified Superintendent Steven Ladd, students, teachers, parents and staff at 2 p.m. at the district's headquarters.
The district has participated in an exchange program for 15 years. Students in Osaka, Japan and Elk Grove alternate sending students on a two-week visit annually. This spring, a group of 30 students and three teachers from Osaka visited Elk Grove.
The delegation also will include a number of other officials in the Osaka region's planning, international relations, civic and cultural affairs and curriculum development departments.