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3rd tour PRA 2018, Kande Farm Village

When you hear “Kobe”, you think of a bustling city with Kobe beef around every corner, right? But Kobe also has a diverse agricultural industry that includes rice, fruits, and vegetables! Eleven of our PR Ambassadors went to Kande Village on October 14, the day of our third official PR Ambassador Tour in 2018. They gained an appreciation of how much work goes into farming by harvesting rice plants with traditional sickles and digging (giant) sweet potatoes out of the ground. And of course they got the chance to appreciate the fresh flavors of food straight from a farm by eating warm, handmade rice balls for lunch…and peeling mikans (mandarin oranges) they picked themselves at the orchard for dessert! *drool* For more information: Visit the Harvest Kobe Urban Agritourism site to learn more about what tasty tours you can go on! And if you know Japanese (or have a helpful Japanese-fluent friend), you can contact Kande Farm Village directly for information about the farms and facilities (including a farm-to-fork lunch buffet) in the area! Picture Gallery

2nd tour PRA 2018, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Have you heard of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge? Connecting Awaji Island and Kobe as part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway, the bridge stretches 3,911 meters and holds the title of longest suspension bridge in the world (and seventh-tallest!). On September 2, the day of the second official PR Ambassador Tour of 2018, twelve of our lovely PR Ambassadors visted this bridge 20 years after its completion. For more information: Visit the Akashi Kaikyo BRIDGE EXHIBITION CENTER (Japanese site) to learn about its history and construction! Make a reservation to go on the Bridge World Tour (Japanese/English site) yourself! Picture Gallery

Gagaku at Ikuta Shrine

Have you heard of Gagaku? It is a type of music  that was originally brought to Japan from the Chinese continent, and is known to be the oldest surviving music in Japan. The Kobe PR Ambassadors were lucky to be invited to a special performance at Ikuta Shrine on Monday 12th March 2018, which included not just music, but dancing too.

Applications now closed for 2018-2019

Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 Kobe PR Ambassador scheme! Thank you to all those of you who applied. We had a great response and are now working on screening the applications. Here is how things will play out: Application schedule (Tentative) ・Thursday February 1st 2018, 9:00am until Wednesday February 28th 2018, 5:00pm: Application period ・Early March 2018: Application form screening ・Mid March 2018: Interviews *We will get in contact with applicants who pass the application form screening to arrange an interview. ・Early April 2018: Final selection and notifications ・Late April 2018: Appointment Ceremony *The Appointment Ceremony is planned to take place on a weekday in late April. *Schedule is subject to change As always, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see the latest news!