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2017 Reconstruction Agency’s “New Tohoku” Model Project for Mutual Expansion:
Merchandise Production & Sales Promotion Project Regarding Educational Travel to Japan Program, Targeting China, Taiwan, and the US

Request for Cooperation to the Questionnaire

1.Project Overview

To all students, we have a wish for them to have various experiences overseas.  For this opportunity, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures of Japan are the place where we wish them to know what experiences they can expect through staying. As we wish so, we will provide both travel contents production and sales promotion service for “Educational Travel to Japan Program” aimed at university students.

Through this program of the educational travel, students can experience, feel sympathy with, and learn “cultures and lives of local people in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures”, “human power – as seen in their spirits and spirituality for reconstruction, proprieties”, “wisdom”, and “progress to date for reconstruction”. These can be learned especially in these areas which have lived through the great earth quake and disaster.
※”Educational Travel” here means a travel for the purpose of learning, not sightseeing.

Authentic cultural and business experience of Japan is surely promised, which you cannot learn at school.

<Examples of Travel Contents>

Below are some examples of our experiential programs in Japan. Miyagi and Iwate prefectures have more than 100 of experience-based contents and researchable contents for academic purposes.

We will customize contents of the educational trip program to Japan according to your needs about what students wish to experience in the prefectures. It’s you who decide the contents of the tour! So, please answer the questionnaire. The detail is explained in the next page.

You can watch what the travel contents are like here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUvkwwKViQw

Kendo Experience

Practice Kendo with the Kendo team of Sendai Ikuei High School. Participants can try the real uniform, Dogi, and also learn traditional manners through the Japanese swordsmanship.

Fishery Experience

Local fishermen will talk about the disaster-hit oceans. After the devastating Tsunami, how have things been reconstructed there? The current measures against disasters will be taught.

Agriculture Experience

Rice farming has been the center of Japanese people’s lives. Transplanting and reaping rice together with local farmers will give an insight into a traditional Japanese lifestyle and its environment.

Papermaking Workshop

Join us for hands-on Japanese-paper making workshop at the paper mill. You can learn about the traditional industry of Japan and also feel the Japanese spirit of valuing a harmony, known as ”Wa”, through the very sensitive art of making a paper.

Strawberry Harvesting

Meet with local strawberry farmers who experienced the disaster and listen to the story of reconstruction. Their strawberries are filled with their wish. You can learn their strong spirits to recover from the damaged life.

Local Resident’s house and Temple Stay

Participants can short-stay in a local resident’s house or temple. A best opportunity to have a real life experience with Japanese people and to see their spirituality in the daily life.

 

2.How to Answer the Questionnaire

The contents of the educational travel to Japan program will be customized according to your requests and needs about what you would like to experience in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. That is, it’s you who decide the contents of the tour! So, please answer the questionnaire.

Your answers to the questionnaire could help us organize the journey tailored more suitable to your needs, only experienced in Japan. Therefore, your honest and specific opinions about the program, such as below, will be more than appreciated: “I want to study further about the subject I am currently learning in my university”, “I just want to experience a different culture in a foreign country”, “I have a desire to solve an issue that another foreign country has been struggling with”, “I want to see what I can really do for myself”, and so.

How to Answer

Please visit the URL below and answer the questions. The approximate time to complete the survey is about 10 minutes. It can only be submitted with the “Send” button pressed at the last page. So, please make sure to push the button when finished.

 

URL

English:https://goo.gl/forms/wYvyuuOyyixjkvBd2

繁体字  : https://goo.gl/forms/dac6TBLzBHH7AcbT2

簡体字  : https://wj.qq.com/s/1353073/a707(Access from China is here)

 

Note

This questionnaire will be an important survey to decide tour contents of Educational Travel to Japan Program. Your specific answers in detail are more than appreciated. Should you have any questions about the questionnaire, please feel free to contact here (ask@visittohoku.org).

3.Flow Chart to Answer the Questionnaire

There are some cases we would ask an answerer to have an interview with us if we have anything unclear or a question regarding an answer. We will select 6 persons, and they will be invited to a free sample tour according to answers of the questionnaire.