Monthly Glocal News
“Sanin-Sanyo” area fan meeting in Consulate-General in Shanghai
Exchanges with the Dominican Republic, evolved from pears
“ARIGATO” Host Town for supporting reconstruction event in Los Angeles
On September 25, "ARIGATO" Host Towns in Support of the Team USA -Toward and Beyond Tokyo 2020- was held at Japan House Los Angeles. Participants from Hanamaki City and Ofunato City in Iwate Prefecture as well as Kitakata City in Fukushima Prefecture participated in a panel discussion and expressed their gratitude for the support of the USA at the time of Great East Japan Earthquake, and also talked about their Host Town Initiative and attractiveness of the Cities.
In addition, high school baseball players from Hanamaki Higashi High School joined the event ahead of baseball’s revival as part of the Olympic programs in Tokyo 2020. Firefighters of rescue teams of both countries at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake also had moving reunion there.
Japanese garden restoration project in foreign countries : Stillwater City, US
In April, two Japanese gardens in Stillwater City, Oklahoma, U.S., were restored through the Japanese garden restoration projects of Ministry of Land, Infrastruction, Transport and Tourism in cooperation with MOFA. Japanese gardeners from Kameoka City, Kyoto, the sister city of Stillwater City, went there and restored the gardens, digging up the buried stones of Karesansui, garden without water, with the staff of Stillwater City.
Regional revitalization from the perspective of foreign people -vol.3- (“The power of telling the attractions of the region” by Mr. Chris Glenn)
Mr. Chris Glenn, who is from Australia and actively and widely working as a radio DJ, TV talent, event MC and inbound tourism advisor, contributed an article “Regional Revitalization from the Viewpoint of Foreigners”.
Mr. Glenn is working to convey charms of Aichi Prefecture, where he is currently based, to the people living in the prefecture and help people take pride in their own city through lectures. He described Aichi’s attractiveness and explained what is important for giving a boost to inbound tourism.
Antenna Shop -vol.3- : TAU-Hiroshima Brand Shop
You may think the word “Tau!” is a exclamation word in Japanese. Actually, “Tau” means “reach” in the Hiroshima dialect. The idea is to spread the appeal of Hiroshima to the whole country and the world and to become a base to increase the number of fans of Hiroshima. In addition to four restaurants and local special products such as Hiroshima Okonomiyaki, you can fully enjoy authentic Hiroshima from the 1st basement to the 3rd floor, including the fresh fish counter.
TAU! Reach out to Hiroshima in Tokyo!