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Host Town Project: An illumination motif of the Irish flag in Iwate Town

The town of Iwate in Iwate Prefecture, northern Tohoku, is the host town for the Irish national team during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. When the 25th National Sports Festival was held in Iwate in 1970, the town was in charge of hosting a game of ice hockey. Since then, it became the designated sport of the town. With Ireland being one of the top …

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Yahaba-Nagai-Nasushiobara’s Joint Food Fair offers “Austrian Omotenashi (Hospitality) Menu”!

In February 2020, through a mutual interest in music, the town of Yahaba in Iwate Prefecture became a host town for the Republic of Austria as part of the Thank You for the Reconstruction Host Town Project for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The town aims to promote various host town activities with Austria by collaborating with other host towns of the country – Nagai …

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“Fujiyoshida 2020 Host Town Promotion Exhibition – Omoide France”

As the Olympic Host Town for the France national rugby team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City is striving not only to get the public excited about the games but to also leave a lasting legacy by developing a wide range of exchange opportunities. As part of this effort, from December 1, 2020 through December 27, 2020, Fujiyoshida City implemented “Fujiyoshida 2020 Host …

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France Photo Contest!

As part of the Host Town initiative, the city of Fujiyoshida organized the “France Photo Contest” marking one year to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The contest was implemented not only as a means of encouraging public interest in France and the Olympic games, but also as tool for publicity, advertisement and promotion.The theme of the contest was “connections of the heart that bond …

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Omotenashi Fujiyoshida Host Town Conversation Handbook

Fujiyoshida City will welcome players and members of the French Rugby Federation as the training site for the French National Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens teams leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Subsequently it is expected that large numbers of international tourists will visit Mt. Fuji, Arakurayama Sengen Park and Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine. 【Mount Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park】【Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen …

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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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