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WVC’s Japan native thriving on and off the baseball field

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Jo Itokazu struggled after moving to Wenatchee from his native Japan three years ago. He didn’t speak any English at the time. He didn’t know anybody. He was forced to eat new, foreign types of foods. He had to adapt to a town that was much smaller and much different, both socially and culturally, from his hometown in the Far East. He labored to keep up in his classes at Wenatchee Valley College.

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