Hawaii Teacher Selected for Japan Study Tour

(KHNL) - A Hawaii teacher has been selected to participate in the Toyota International Teacher Program and will spend two weeks studying in Japan this summer.

Richard Bilenchi, an AP environmental science and biology teacher from Punahou School was selected from a pool of national applicants.

Bilenchi is among 40 teachers nationwide traveling through rural and urban Japan from Tokyo to central Honshu June 22 through July 7.

They will learn about Japan's past and present, explore global issues and experience the culture firsthand.