2024/05/29 04:12

The mission of Multicultural Magazine GLOBAL COMMUNITY






In its 14th year of publication, GLOBAL COMMUNITY sets forth the following objectives:

  1. Tourism Hub: Aim to attract 40 million international tourists by the year 2020!

    • Link to More Information
    • Actively engaging in the Visit Japan Campaign by the Japan Tourism Agency, Global Community spearheads media operations.
  2. Open Education in Japan:

    • Targeting the reception of 300,000 international students by 2020.
    • More information from "Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology"
  3. Multicultural Families:

    • In major urban centers, 1 in 10 couples embraces international unions. More information 
    • Initiating efforts towards the complete immersion of high school English classes. More information 

The contemporary world hurtles towards rapid internationalization, and Japan stands no exception. GLOBAL COMMUNITY dedicates itself to supporting both Japanese and foreign individuals striving to shape a society in Japan that is inviting for residence, exploration, and education.

Be it in workplaces, educational institutions, or local communities, forging collaborative bonds with those from diverse cultural backgrounds is increasingly paramount. GLOBAL COMMUNITY envisions itself as a communication catalyst for fostering mutual understanding during these interactions.

The editorial team, comprising individuals with extensive experiences residing abroad, actively champions international and Japanese students alike. Japanese team members approach their responsibilities with a mindset of "respecting diverse cultures" and a constant awareness of "collaboration beyond national boundaries for the achievement of significant goals."

Despite the challenging journey ahead, ongoing support and comprehension from all quarters are deeply appreciated.


Achievements of GLOBAL COMMUNITY

  1. Support for Visit Japan Campaign: Since before the establishment of the Japan Tourism Agency, GLOBAL COMMUNITY has actively endorsed the Visit Japan Campaign. Since April 2009, it has published multilingual free papers and maintained a website focusing on mutual understanding between Japanese locals and international students. Explore the official site here.               

  2. GC Student Interpreter Volunteer Guide: Established in 2009, this initiative organized student interpreter volunteers. In April of the same year, they collaborated with the Olympic Bid Committee, providing volunteer interpretation support during the four-week stay of the IOC Bid Committee in Japan. The activity base then shifted to the Meiji Shrine, guiding foreign tourists. As of 2023, the registered volunteers exceed 300.       

                                  "Japan, Advocating Peace and Pioneering the International Stage for the Abolition of Racial Discrimination" Link to the article                                Check out their regular activities held twice a month since July 2021 at Osaka Castle and Hokoku Shrine here.

  3. Internship Program for International Students: From 2010 to 2019, GLOBAL COMMUNITY proposed and operated an internship program for international students, organized by the Japan Rental Housing Management Association. This pioneering effort involved industry-wide collaboration, supporting approximately 200 long-term internships for international students. It garnered understanding from numerous real estate executives, contributing to easing housing issues for foreigners in Japan. Learn more here.

  4. Considering the Potential of Takashimadaira Danchi for Nursing Exchange Students: In 2009, under the theme "Considering the Potential of Toshima Hirari Danchi for Nursing Exchange Students," the representative, Mr. Miyazaki, made a presentation.

    Read more about it here.

  5. Pair Internship for International and Japanese Students (Supported by the Japan Tourism Agency): In 2012 and 2013, GLOBAL COMMUNITY organized and operated pair internships for international and Japanese students. This initiative aimed at fostering information dissemination techniques for regional revitalization. Students paired up, learned various methods and contributed to promoting regions through multilingual information dissemination. Explore their work here.               

  6. International Red and White Singing Festival(IRWS): Since 2011, GLOBAL COMMUNITY has been organizing the "International Red and White Singing Festival" where Japanese individuals sing in foreign languages, and foreigners sing in Japanese. Supported by various organizations, including the Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan-ASEAN Center, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the event has gained media coverage from NHK, Mainichi Shimbun, Jiji Press, and multilingual media in nine languages. The event has been held annually until 2019, with collaborations in Osaka (2013-2014), Cebu (2017-2018), and Bali (2018) alongside local communities.

    The 11th International Red and White Singing Festival is registered as an event for the Osaka Minoh City Expo in 2023. Details can be found here, and the official site is http://irws.org.

    Learn more about the goals of the International Red and White Singing Festival here.                               

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