Department of Defense Education Activity

M.C. Perry High School student voices featured in Iwakuni City promotional videos

For Immediate Release — June 10, 2022 | Pacific

IWAKUNI, JAPAN — June 10, 2022 — The voices of several M.C. Perry High School students can now be heard on promotional videos created by the City of Iwakuni, thanks to a unique opportunity offered to the high school by local city officials.


Iwakuni City created three videos highlighting the “Charm” of Iwakuni to encourage and promote tourism in the area. M.C. Perry students were invited to the City Culture Center, where they lent their voices to the virtual reality video products.

“I learned what it was like to record something professionally,” said M.C. Perry High School student Raven Rayos. “At school, sometimes if you mess up or mumble on a word for a voice over you keep it and move on, but here if you mess up, they made you redo it until it was perfect. I also learned a lot about the nature surrounding Iwakuni; the voice over mentioned the scenery in Iwakuni a lot.”

As a gesture of thanks, city officials presented M.C. Perry High School with paper VR goggles for the student body to experience the videos – complete with English narration by their classmates.

“By working with Iwakuni City for the voiceover, I learned that I enjoy doing things like this and using my voice,” said Amiyah Williams, M.C. Perry High School student. “It’s a great opportunity for me to gain public speaking skills. I enjoyed being able to help promote Iwakuni city.”

Explore Iwakuni virtually and hear our students’ voices in the videos below:

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