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Apply to be a Kobe PR Ambassador!

Applications are now open for 2019-2020 Kobe PR Ambassadors!
We are looking for 25 non-Japanese people who love living and working/studying in Kobe and want to contribute to promoting the city. If you love living and hanging out in Kobe, posting on social media, and meeting new people, we want to hear from you!

Through the Kobe PR Ambassador scheme, PR Ambassadors (PRAs) receive unique opportunities to experience different parts of the city and share those experiences with their loved ones, acquaintances, and online followers. For an idea of what they do, check out the Blog and 2018-2019 sections of this site to see what tours we’ve taken the Kobe PRAs on, and then swing by our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to see what kinds of posts the PR Ambassadors make day-to-day.

If this sounds like it’s for you, read the following guidelines on how to join!


Applicants to Kobe PRA must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-Japanese foreigner
  • Living, working, or studying in Kobe
  • Active user of social media
  • Passionate about Kobe City


Those chosen to join Kobe PRA will receive the following benefits:

  • Attend official tours
  • Community involvement
  • Invitations & tickets to events
  • Great resume builder


Applicants who apply to Kobe PRA will be selected by the following criteria:

  • Frequent, public posts
  • Quality of content
  • Number of followers
  • Fun, open-minded personality


Read the guidelines, and if you agree to them, apply through the Google Form linked at the bottom of the page. Please note that at the end of the application, you will be asked to submit the following:

1) A copy of both sides of your Residence Card
2) A photo of yourself in .jpg format
*Please note, if you are appointed as a Kobe PR Ambassador, you will be asked to make any posts you create for the Kobe PR Ambassador scheme public

By applying to the Kobe PR Ambassador Scheme, it is considered that you have read and agree to the contents of this webpage and the Guidelines, which you must read here before applying.

Application Schedule (Tentative):

・Thursday, January 24th 2019, 9:00am until Thursday,  February 21st 2019, 5:00pm: Application period
・End of February 2019: Application form screening
・Early March 2019: Interviews
*We will get in contact with applicants who pass the application form screening to arrange an interview.
・End of March 2019: Final selection and notifications
・April 2019: Appointment Ceremony
*The Appointment Ceremony is planned to take place on a weekday in late April.
*Schedule is subject to change

Application Process
A strict application form screening process will take place, and candidates who pass this stage will be invited to an interview (in English) at City Hall. Please note: Past and current Kobe PR Ambassadors may reapply, and will be subject to the same screening process. Past and current Kobe PR Ambassadors who pass the application form screening will be exempt from the interview stage. (*The maximum length of a PRA is 3 years, either in a row or accumulative.)
Applicants who do not pass the application form screening will be informed in early March, and we will inform applicants who attended an interview of the final result around the end of March. We cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. Thank you for your understanding.

For queries (Japanese or English): or 080-2227-1089

Please note, enquiries via email and telephone can only be viewed/taken from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays.

PRA Application (Google Form)

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