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Year-End Greetings and Highlights from Yokoso Japan

Thank you very much for your continued support. Thanks to all of you, our "Global Community" newsletter, focusing on the exchange between Japanese and foreign residents in Japan, has successfully completed its 14th year. This is the last newsletter of the year.

Moving forward, we will continue to address cross-cultural issues in fields such as health, healthcare, and the environment. We remain committed to fostering cultural exchange.

We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to the coming year.

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1:The 11th International Red and White Singing Festival (IRWS), supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, concluded successfully.

In August, approximately 160,000 medical students were notified, resulting in numerous applications. Ten finalists were selected, and the "International Red and White Singing Festival in Banden" served as the final selection. NAYA, one of the representatives who participated in Osaka, received the Chairman's Award from the Osaka Tourism Bureau. The event connected locations such as Cebu (Philippines) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) online, providing insights into future local events.


2:Regular activities of student interpreter volunteer guides intensify at Osaka Castle and Toyokuni Shrine on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

The ability to communicate information about Japan in English is a significant asset for job hunting. We have seen a surge in inquiries from government organizations, inbound-related companies, and NGOs. No prior language proficiency or tourism knowledge is required. If you have the desire to share the charm of Japan, you can learn the basics in just six months. Join our introductory session on Zoom: Zoom Briefin

3:5 Most Read Articles in 2023

1: Ranking of Japanese Songs Loved by Foreigners https://www.yokosojapan.net/article.php/20220320favorite_japanese_songs1_life_en

2: Goals of the International Red and White Singing  Festival   


3: Japan Advocates Peace and the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the World Stage   


4: 『The Fourth State of Matter, Liquid Crystal Water』

We are excited to share groundbreaking research on the structure of water, a topic prominently featured in the movie "Water." Demonstrating the actual differences in water structures has proven challenging, but over the past few years, Dr. Gerald Pollack of the Washington University's Department of Bioengineering has made significant strides in studying an entirely new form of "water structuring," yielding remarkable results.  https://www.yokosojapan.net/article.php/20151006discovery_international_en

5: Designing a Radiant Future Society: A Story of Cutting-Edge Neurosurgery by Dr. Nobusada ShinoUra


Announcement - 12th International Red and White Singing Festival in 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the Grand Final of the 12th International Red and White Singing Festival(IRWS) will take place on November 17, 2024, at Maple Hall in Minoh, Osaka. Save the date for this exciting event that celebrates cultural diversity through the universal language of music.

Stay tuned for more details and updates as we embark on another spectacular year of international musical harmony. 《Official page》  irws.org

Thank you for your attention and support throughout the year. Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead!

Sincerely, Kazumi MiyazakiEditor of Globalcommunity