What does Kobayashi city do to promote internationalization and a multicultural society?
In order to contribute to an international community where everyone can live comfortably, the Kobayashi city carries two main courses of actions:
- Promoting international mutual understanding
- Implementing a multicultural society where people of different cultures and traditions can respect each other and live together
Promoting international understanding at a local level
Interacting with other cultures
We are organizing events to learn about foreign cultures in order to improve our community and understand each other through the different languages and cultures. Through these events, we want to increase awareness towards internationalization and deepen mutual understanding.
2018 Event entitled “What is life as a muslim person like?"
World Camp in Kobayashi
The purpose of the World Camp event is to have middle school students from Kobayashi meet exchange students from University of Miyazaki and learn to communicate with them in English while doing outdoor activities.
2018 Event entitled “World Camp in Kobayashi"
Culture exchange events with Germany
In 2020, Kobayashi will be the host town for Germany for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. That is why we are holding events about German traditional festivals or culture as well as a drawing contest organised by the Embassy of Germany to further understand German culture.
2016 Event entitled “Martinstag"
People come to this event to have conversations in English with native speakers, and exchange about differences in cultures and languages.
2017 Event entitled “Chat Salon"
Promoting a multicultural society
We also hold “Nihongo Salon" to further understanding between foreigners living in Kobayashi and the local population through talking about themes pertaining to daily life.
2017 Event entitled “Nihongo Salon"
Intoroduction courses for Japanese exchange coordinators
This is a class we hold to learn about how to interact with foreign people living in Kobayashi. A Japanese teacher explains how to make Japanese easier to understand and gives tools to use in future conversations.
*Japanese exchange coordinators are people who participated in “Nihongo Salon" in 2017 and participated in the induction courses.
2018 Event entitled “Induction courses for Japanese exchange coordinators"
Website homepage and social media
In Kobayashi city, the Regional Revitalization Division staff can help with information about daily life problems, disaster prevention, medical information, translating and interpreting in English.
Furthermore, information is provided in English and Easy Japanese on the Kobayashi city homepage.
Please find further information here (Japanese only).