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“KOALA CAMP” We deepened exchanges by connecting Australia-Tokyo-Kamaishi online!

On December 19, 2020, Kamaishi City participated in the “KOALA CAMP” sponsored by KOALA CAMP PROJECT. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Australia has continued to provide support to Kamaishi City, and in November 2017, Kamaishi City was registered as an “Arigato” Host Town for supporting reconstruciton with Ausutraila as its partner country, and mainly engaged in youth exchange activities. The bond between the two has …

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Hanamaki’s Strong in the Rain Initiatives

The city of Hanamaki, in Iwate, is currently registerd as a 2020 Olympic Arigato Host Town for visiting athletes and tourists from both the United States and Austria. However, with the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, and the postponement of the Olympics, Hanamaki has decided to theme its various host town initiatives around Ame ni mo Makezu (Strong in the Rain), a poem by the …

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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Finale) – Streaming –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort we invited French influencer Mr. Guillaume Jamar to Fujiyoshida to participate in exchanges with the local community and spread information in a video, which has now started streaming on his YouTube channel “Ichiban Japan.” In the …

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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Part 2) – Tourism, History and Culture –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort, French YouTuber Guillaume Jamar visited Fujiyoshida City to promote local tourism, history, culture, industry and education. In Part 1, we reflected on his time visiting a local junior high school, in Part 2 he tours the …

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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Part 1) – Exchange with Locals –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort, the city recently invited a YouTube influencer to create a video to promote local tourism, history, culture, industry and education via social media. The purpose of this project was to create a lasting impact of the …

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International Exchange by ‘Yuru-Charas’?! Mascots from Fujisawa and El Salvador Remotely Performed Together in Dance Collaboration Videos!

  In the summer of 2021, Fujisawa City, together with Kanagawa Prefecture, will be hosting the pre-Games training camp of the delegation of El Salvador. Fujisawa, which is also a Host Town for the Salvadorian delegation, has been promoting various feasible exchanges under the Covid-19 restrictions, such as exchanging message videos. In addition to such efforts, Fujisawa City and the Embassy of Japan in El Salvador …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycling Road Race Course 360 degree VR video

Yamanashi Prefecture is the venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Cycling Road Race.In order for you to experience Olympic Course like players at home, we’ve produced VR videos.Watch it on YouTube! Doshi Road ~ Yamabushi Tunnel Yamabushi Tunnel ~ Kagosaka Pass Mikuni Pass ~ Kagosaka Pass The slideshow video shot from drones To read more, please see the Yamanashi Prefecture website.https://www.pref.yamanashi.jp.e.aao.hp.transer.com/miryoku/sports/roadrace/index.html You can play videos at …

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Surf’s up for Chiba town looking to ride 2020 Olympic wave

At Tsurigasaki beach, Ichinomiya Town, a stone torii gate rises solemnly from the silken black sand, marking the place where according to Japanese folklore, Tamayori-hime, a mythological deity and putative mother of Japan’s earliest emperor, Jimmu, first stepped foot on mortal land.   The gate, which is part of the town’s revered Tamasaki Shrine, will serve a more contemporary function when the gods of the surfing …

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Students getting closer through the Australian Olympic Connect Tomodachi 2020 Pilot Program!

On September 3, 2020, eight middle school students from Kamaishi City participated in a workshop hosted by the Australian Olympic Committee for their Australian Olympic Connect Tomodachi 2020 Pilot Program. This program is conducted as a trial in anticipation of, although the event has been postponed to year 2021, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and aims to promote cultural and international exchanges between 20 …

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Town residents of Otsuchi learn more about Saudi Arabian culture.

Otsuchi Town, in the coast of Iwate Prefecture, received relief from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the form of a portion of free LP Gas for residents staying at temporary housings after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. This exchange lead to the town being designated as Saudi Arabia’s “Arigato Host Town” for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. In July …

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