Frederick Douglass Academy students raise money for trip to Japan

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Students at the Frederick Douglass Academy are hoping to raise enough money for a trip to Japan.

The students are part of the International Club and are looking to experience Japanese food, landscape and anime. Their teacher, Eric Jordan, took a group to Spain last year, and it was so successful that he's hoping to do it again but this time to Japan.

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Jordan says it's important especially for kids from low-income neighborhoods to experience other cultures outside of Brooklyn. He's teaching the students about the cities and people of Japan. Jordan even took the kids to the Japan Society in Manahattan.

The students ranging in age from 15-18 are hard at work fundraising through auctions and bake sales. They are aiming to raise $68,000 for the July trip. So far, they have a little over $18,000.

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