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KOBE PR AMBASSADORS

#Kobe_PRA

The Kobe PR Ambassadors are 25 non-Japanese people who live, work or study in Kobe with a passion for the city, who share their experiences and promote Kobe in English via social media and online.

PR Ambassadors are appointed as volunteers for one year, deepening their knowledge and experience of Kobe through tours/events and newsletters, meeting likeminded PR Ambassadors, and sharing their own Kobe with the world.


Testimonials

"A great way to get involved in the community and meet people who live all over Kobe."
Kristi Keoughan Bonnier
Housewife
"Being a PRA allows me to appreciate Kobe more and meet wonderful people living in and out the city!"
Jappy Molina
Assistant Language Teacher
"Being a PRA has been a wonderful chance to... tell people what an amazing place Kobe is!"
Dominic John Fonde
Artist
"Being a Kobe PRA really connected me more to the city and I started seeing it even more diverse and beautiful."
Vesna Lavtižar
Researcher
"I got to make new friends from all over the world. I was very honored to represent the city I love so much!"
Betsy Linehan-Skillings
Assistant Language Teacher
"PRA has given me the opportunity to experience many things in Kobe... It is a great program and allowed me to connect more with Kobe residents and Kobe!"
Soren Umstot
Assistant Language Teacher
"Being a Kobe PR Ambassador gave me a sense of pride living in paradise city and endless opportunities. Such an honor!"
Paramjeet Kaur Bajaj
Saturday School Teacher
"Living in Kobe is already great, being a PRA makes it even better! It's been a blast being part of the official Kobe PRA scheme!"
Joost Van Borrendam
360 Photographer

APPOINTMENT CEREMONY

In April, at the start of their term, the Kobe PRAs attend an official induction ceremony at Kobe City Hall, where they receive certificates from the Kobe City Mayor himself!

SOCIAL MEDIA

Kobe PR Ambassadors use their various social media channels to share their daily lives in Kobe. The posts are then shared on the official Kobe PRA accounts, where they are seen by thousands of people all over the world!

OFFICIAL TOURS

Over the course of the year-long appointment period, Kobe PRAs attend official tours in places around Kobe City. The PRAs post about their experiences from the tours on their social media accounts.

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"Whether you are new to Kobe, or a long time resident, the Kobe PRA program is a wonderful opportunity to connect with new people and learn more about the city."
Glenn Brown
English Teacher/Business Owner
"I got to visit places in Kobe I wouldn’t have found on my own, and go to meet so many people outside of my regular social circle. I would definitely recommend it!"
Sophie Lutz
Assistant Language Teacher
"I was surprised my posts reached so many friends of mine, and many started to talk about Kobe, and planning a trip to Kobe. I'm happy to be a part of Kobe PRA."
Sedonna How
English Teacher
"Kobe PR Ambassador scheme is the best thing happened to me in my first year of living in Japan... Thank you for this amazing experience!"
Natalia Yukhnenko
Housewife

REquirements

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

BENEFITS

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

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

CRITERIA

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

HOW TO APPLY

Read the guidelines, and if you agree to them, click the APPLY NOW button below. Please note that you need to be logged in google account when submitting the form, and at the end of the application, you will be asked to submit followings:

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):
Application period: January 24th – February 21st 2019, 5:00pm
Application form screening: End of February 2019
・Interviews: Early March 2019
*We will get in contact with applicants who pass the application form screening to arrange an interview.
・Final selection and notifications: End of March 2019
・Appointment Ceremony: April 2019
*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.

Enquiries
For queries (Japanese or English): kobe_pra@office.city.kobe.lg.jp or 080-2227-1089

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

(Application Open Jan 24 - Feb 21)

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