【 August 07, 2014 】
On the occasion of the “Fukushima Waraji Annual Festival” held on August 1st and 2nd of 2014, about thirty members from the Taiwanese “Denrendo Art Troupe,” dance company came to perform their dance again this year. During the festival, the “Taiwan Tourism and Local Products Fair” was also held by the Taiwane Visitors Association at a nearby shopping center.
Likewise, about fifty members from “Fukushima Waraji Festival” performed in Taiwan in February this year for the first time. Groups from Fukushima prefecture have participated in the “Japanese Tourism & Local Products Exposition” held at Taipei Station in June for two consecutive years. Both events drew a great deal of interest from many local people in Taiwan.
It is expected that the mutual exchange of tourism and local products will deepen the ties of friendship between Taiwan and Fukushima.
【 July 11, 2014 】
On April 8th ,2014, about sixty students from Indonesia visited Fukushima University
as a part of network of exchange for students and youth through “JENESYS2.0”,which
was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The Indonesian students
were members of a theater company called “Enjuku”. They were able to have
cultural exchanges with Japanese students.
They were divided into six groups and enjoyed shadow plays, a tea ceremony, and juggling, etc. with Fukushima University students. The Indonesian students and a male and female chorus group from Fukushima University sang “Tomorrow” together. This song was composed, hoping to promote earthquake disaster reconstruction.
Also, the Indonesian students from “Enjuke” performed a comic play, “Tokyo Life Story” in Japanese. The contents were based around their new discoveries in Japanese daily lives and customs. The ending song, “Sakurayo” lyrics were intended to cheer Japanese suffering from the 3-11 disaster. The impressed audience responded with big applause. We were very grateful for the performances by the Indonesian students!
【 May 30, 2014 】
Fukushima prefecture has made an air radiation dose map of its main sightseeing spots so that people can enjoy traveling to Fukushima prefecture without concern. Please refer to the following URL on internet or home page of Fukushima Prefecture Tourism and Local Products Association. If you want to see the map through the home page, please click the banner that is located in the lower right on the first page.
You can read the opinions of specialists on radiation and see data on air radiation of main cities in Japan and from abroad.
Also, please feel free to download information about basic knowledge concerning radiation through our PDF file.
【 March 27, 2014 】
On February 24th, 2014, seventy-two students from Fengyuan Commercial High School in Taichung in Taiwan visited Inawashiro Machi.
It is said that they hesitated to come to Fukushima prefecture due to the effect of radiation after 3-11 earthquake disaster. But thanks to the explanation in Taiwan organized by Fukushima prefecture in September, 2013, they understood about radiation correctly and decided to visit Fukushima this time.
Mr. Li, principal, said that they were very happy to be able to visit Fukushima prefecture and he would like his students to learn many things through this educational trip.
On February 25th, the party visited Miyagi prefecture. On February 27th, from their thoughtfulness of people in Fukushima, they dropped in at Aizuwakamatsu City to eat Aizu ramen(noodle) with relish and then left for the next destination, Tokyo.
【 March 27, 2014 】
From February 20th to 23rd in 2014, sixty-six university students from Myanmar visited Yamato Machi in Kitakata City as part of “JENESYS Programme” organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
On February 21st, the university students and people in Kitakata City had cultural exchange at Yamato Machi Kaihatsu Center(Community Center). The university students from Myanmar performed their folk dances, while people in Kitakata City did
Shishimai(Japanese lion dance performance) and Akita Daikokumai(Folk songs and dance in Akita prefecture). After that, the university students changed into yukata(informal summer kimono) and danced Hanagasa Ondo from Yamagata prefecture making a circle. Everybody had a very good time.
In the afternoon, they visited Soba(buckwheat) museum and snow room which stores
things at low temperature by cold snow. They listened to the explanations by a guide
with a serious look.
Then, they participated in the meeting with their homestay families in Kitakata City.
Eaint, the third year student from University of Foreign Languages, Mandalay, said through this experience, “Everybody has warm heart and hospitality and Japanese people are very friendly. Also, Japanese traditional culture is very wonderful. I want to tell people in Myanmar about it.”