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.
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!
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!
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.
Applicants to Kobe PRA must meet the following requirements:
Those chosen to join Kobe PRA will receive the following benefits:
Applicants who apply to Kobe PRA will be selected by the following criteria:
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
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): firstname.lastname@example.org or 080-2227-1089
Please note, enquiries via email and telephone can only be viewed/taken from 8:45am to 5:30pm on weekdays.