Kobe University Secondary School Students in Seattle!

2014/11/24 News

From November 8th to 22nd, the first exchange between the International Community School (ICS) in Kirkland, WA and Kobe took place. Two students from Kobe University Secondary School (KUSS) spent two weeks at ICS, participating in classes. They also went on excursions with their host families as well as visited companies in the area such as Microsoft. Next year, in May, 25 students from ICS will visit Kobe. We look forward to keeping this new exchange going for many years to come.

11月8日~22日、今年春から進めてきた、神戸の「神戸大学附属中等教育学校」とカークランドのInternational Community Schoolとの交流の第一弾として神戸側から2人の生徒が短期留学に訪れました。彼らは2週間にわたりICSの授業に参加するとともに、マイクロソフト社や市役所への訪問、ホストファミリーによるエクスカーションなど、充実した時間を過ごしました。


Kobe Band “Singalong Parade” Plays in Las Vegas

2014/11/07 Events, News

Last year, Kobe started a new contest called “Battle de egg” for bands to compete. The winning band plays a live concert in Las Vegas. On November 7th, this year’s winner (Singalong Parade) performed, as did last year’s winner, VINO. Our office accompanied the band and even had the chance to meet the coordinator on the Las Vegas side of this program. We look forward to continuing this program in the future for many years to come!

11月7日、昨年から始まった次世代アーティスト育成プロジェクト「Battle de egg」の第2回優勝チーム「シンガロンパレード」がラスベガスで公演。当事務所も同行しました。今年は昨年優勝チームの「VINO」も参加し、2バンドが迫力あるサウンドを披露しました。また、ラスベガス側の責任者Mary Anne Beaman氏にも会うことができ、来年以降の取り組みについて意見交換を行いました。


IMEX America Trade Show

2014/10/30 News

From October 14th to 16th, our office attended the IMEX America 2014 trade show for incentive travel, meetings, and events in Las Vegas. IMEX America is the biggest trade show of its kind in the US with 2,900 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees over the course of the three day event. The City of Kobe is working to attract more conventions to the city, and this convention helped our office to connect with a lot of possible partners for the future.

10月14日~16日、ラスベガスで行われたコンベンション・インセンティブツアーの見本市「IMEX America 2014」に参加しました。この見本市はアメリカでも最大規模のもので、2900の団体が出展し、3日間で1万人の参加者がありました。神戸市では近年コンベンションの誘致に力を入れており、今回もたくさんの商談につなげることができました。


Japanese Tea Ceremony in Seattle

2014/10/30 News

From October 8th to 14th, a delegation of 22 tea ceremony practitioners from Hyogo Prefecture in Japan came to Washington State to demonstrate the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and to share Japanese culture. On October 11th they held a special Tea Ceremony event at Nikkei Concerns where more than 50 people participated.



Kobe High School Students Return to Japan

2014/10/02 News

Yesterday marked the end of the six-day visit by the ten high school students from Kobe and they returned to Japan. They will hold dear their memories of their time here with the students, homestay families, and Seafair Ambassadors. However, the Kobe students are very much looking forward to the students from Seattle coming to stay in Japan next month!