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********* GLOBALCOMMUNITY NEWSLETTER * 2023.08****

Japanese Newsletter


Thanks to everyone's help, "Global Community" has successfully completed its 14th year, with a focus on promoting interactions between Japanese and foreign residents in Japan.

Moving forward, we will continue to share information in fields like health, medicine, environment, and intercultural exchanges, which transcend ethnic boundaries.

We will always keep our original mission in mind and continue our efforts diligently. We kindly ask for your continued support next year as well.

As the situation with COVID-19 stabilizes and the entry of international students begins, we aim to be more active and energetic in our activities.


  1. International Red and White Singing Festival

The 10th of August will see the event being held in Indonesia. The announcement has reached 160,000 medical university students, and two out of the final ten contestants will be selected to compete in the Grand Finale in Osaka.  https://www.instagram.com/p/CvWYUrArr9F/

  1. The 11th International Red and White Singing Festival has been registered as an event under the Kansai Expo Team.  https://team.expo2025.or.jp/ja/event/502

The theme of the Osaka-Kansai Expo, "Designing a Society with Shining Lives," aims to co-create a sustainable society that supports individuals in realizing their desired ways of living and maximizing their potential, with the active involvement of the international community.

  1. Special Feature: "Designing a Society with Shining Lives"

In this feature, we present cutting-edge discussions on advanced brain surgery techniques.  https://www.yokosojapan.net/article.php/20230424brain_event_ja

Dr. Nobusada Shinoura, a graduate of the University of Tokyo School of Medicine, has been actively involved at institutions like the National Center for Global Health and Medicine. In 1992, he obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Tokyo and studied abroad at the University of Cincinnati. Since 2000, he has been making significant contributions at Komagome Metropolitan Hospital and became the Chief of the Department of Neurosurgery in 2009. Dr. Shinoura has a remarkable track record in awake brain surgery (surgery performed while the patient is conscious). Some of his notable works include "Facing Upward to the Sky Rather Than Toward People," "Five Brain-Boosting Habits," and "Brain Compatibility Determines Relationships."

Dr. Shinoura's latest book: "Non-Medicinal Treatments for Dementia, Developmental Disorders, and Depression - The Cutting Edge of Therapy"  https://onl.la/8twyfpi

  1. Volunteer Interpreter Guide Regular Activities at Osaka Castle and Toyokuni Shrine on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays are in full swing. The website has also been renewed. No prior English proficiency or extensive tourism knowledge is required. Anyone with a desire to convey the beauty of Japan can become a competent guide within six months. Please start by participating in the explanatory meeting on Zoom. https://gc-volunteer-guide.jimdosite.com/zoom%E8%AA%AC%E6%98%8E%E4%BC%9A/

  2. The 3 Most popular articles of Globalcommunity by 2023.July 

NO.1 Most popular Japanese songs of all, from the IRWS(The International Red-White Singing Festival).


NO.2 Don't give up yet! ! Dementia and autism could improve without exception in 3 months


NO.3 Japan, a peace-loving country, was the first country in the world to advocate the elimination of racial discrimination on the international stage.


International Red and White Song Festival (IRWS)

Thanks to the 10th International Red and White Song Festival sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Osaka Tourism Bureau, we were able to successfully hold it on November 20, 2021. Thank you to everyone who supported us. Please see the following page for the state of the day.


The IRWS is scheduled to be held on 19th November 2023 at the Osaka Minoh City Cultural and Exchange Center.


Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consortium for Supporting International Students in Osaka. Japan-ASEAN Center, Overseas Japanese Associations

[Sponsors, Partners, Collaborating Companies, and Organizations]:

Participants, volunteers, and cooperating organizations are welcome to join!


Representative of the International Red and White Singing Festival(IRWS) Executive Committee
Multilingual web magazine GLOBAL COMMUNITY

Editor-in-chief, Keimi Miyazaki
globalcommunity21 (@) gmail.com
info (@) yokosojapan.net

What the Global Community Aims for

What the International Red and White Singing Festival Aims for