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France Rugby Invitation and Exchange Project 2023

Fujiyoshida City was the training camp site for the French national rugby team during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan and the Tokyo Olympic Games. In an effort to protect and promote this legacy, the city invited Mr. Maxime Medard, one of the players during the Rugby World Cup 2019, and his wife Clemence, to participate in the Fuji Mountain Race and connect with the local …


“Ichiban Japan” 12 hour Twitch Livestream from Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida City has partnered with French YouTuber Guillaume Jamar of popular Japan content channel “Ichiban Japan” to promote the city’s culture, tourism and trade with French audiences since the city was designated as the Olympic Host Town to France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. His video introducing Fujiyoshida has been viewed 369,000 times as of March 2023 and he continues to promote Fujiyoshida on social media. …


Japanese Culture Workshop – Making Kyaraben –

On Sunday, September 23, 2022, we held a Japanese culture workshop at the Shimoyoshida Community Center for foreigners living in the city to introduce the art of making “kyaraben”. Japan’s “bento” (boxed lunch) culture is famous around the world. People are drawn to bento not only because of their deliciousness, but also because of the richness of the ingredients packed into a small bowl, their nutritional …

International Exchange

Former rugby players return to Fujiyoshida [Part 1]

As an Olympic Host Town to France, Fujiyoshida City hosted the pre-tournament training camp for the France national female rugby sevens during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the France national team’s official training camp ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. In an effort to continue the legacy and friendship from both of these events, and to strengthen our ties ahead of the 2023 Rugby World …

International Exchange

Former rugby players return to Fujiyoshida [Part 2]

【★See Part 1 here】 【Firing the starting pistol at the Fuji Mountain Race 5th Station course start line】 【Observing the local taiko group in practice】 【Yoshida Junior High School Rugby Club practice】 The athletes participated in many exchanges with the local residents over their three day stay. As the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France and 2024 Paris Olympics draw near, we hope to continue building …


“Mt. Fuji as Told by Five Japanese” on Ichiban Japan

In its capacity has Host Town for France and the United States during the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, Fujiyoshida City has continued to implement a wide range of exchanges with both countries. 【Mt. Fuji from the city】 Guillaume Jamar is a French influencer and the creator behind the “Ichiban Japan” YouTube channel with whom Fujiyoshida City previously partnered to create promotional content for his French …


American Youtuber Promotes Fujiyoshida to the World

Fujiyoshida City became sister cities with Colorado Springs, CO in 1962 and has since shared countless exchanges with its American Sister City. It was thanks to this strong existing relationship that Fujiyoshida also became an Olympic Host Town to the United States dedicated to implementing social, economic and cultural exchange programs between the two countries during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games. [A torii gate in …


Revised Edition “Omotenashi Fujiyoshida Host Town Conversation Handbook”

Fujiyoshida has worked toward cultivating a lasting legacy as an Olympic Host Town to France and the United States during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by developing numerous projects in various categories. 【Mount Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park】 In this project, the city published a revised edition of the “Omotenashi Fujiyoshida Host Town Conversation Handbook”, a collection of vocabulary and phrases to help ease conversation between international …

International Exchange

Heartfelt Seasons Greetings to France

Fujiyoshida had the honor of hosting the French national rugby team during the 2019 Rugby World Cup as the team’s official team camp, and the female Sevens during the Tokyo Olympics as their Host Town. In light of this, the city has implemented several social, economic, cultural exchanges with the athletes and staff of the French national team and people of France. In June 2016, the …


Fujiyoshida Host Town Promotion Event “Omoide France”

Fujiyoshida was designated as an Olympic Host Town for France in June 2016.Following designation, the city has hosted the French national rugby team to train prior to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Kitakyushu, the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and Tokyo Olympics, and has organized ceremonies, public practices, school visits and much more during each stay. 【Exchanges with the French National Rugby Team】Fujiyoshida hosted …

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