News Release

【 July 11, 2014 】

Exchange Program by Indonesian Students and Fukushima University Students

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 】

Completion of air radiation dose map on main sightseeing spots in Fukushima prefecture

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.

http://www.tif.ne.jp/lang/en/radioactivity_map/index.html

【 March 27, 2014 】

Students and Teachers from Fengyuan Commercial High School in Taiwan visited Inawashiro Town!

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 】

University Students from Myanmar Visited Kitakata City

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.”

【 March 27, 2014 】

Two Groups from China Visit Fukushima and Make a Promise to Transmit Information

The First Party
From February 14th to 18th, a party consisting of university students visited Fukushima prefecture. On February 17th, an exchanging meeting was held in Iwaki City. Although the schedule was fairly changed due to heavy snow throughout Japan until February 15th, the event was done smoothly. There were people who had visited Fukushima prefecture two years before among the participants. Looking at the progressing situation of reconstruction, they said that they would like to tell Chinese people about how people in Fukushima prefecture were striving for reconstruction of Fukushima when they returned to China.

The Second Party
From February 18th to 21st, Chinese employees from Japanese companies whose headquarters are in Fukushima prefecture and staff from Chinese travel companies visited Fukushima prefecture.
On February 20th, there was a lecture by a storyteller of 3-11 earthquake disaster
and an exchanging party in Kitashiobara-mura. The participants who listened to the storytelling were impressed with her resilience from the disaster and her attitude that she tried to convey what the situations in Fukushima was like just after the earthquake. Also, one of Chinese employees from Japanese companies whose headquarters are located in Fukushima prefecture said, “I would like to tell my colleagues in China how hard people in Fukushima work. Next time I would like to visit Fukushima with my Chinese colleagues.”

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