International Exchange Promotion at Hyogo International House (G-Navi)
Disaster prevention, mitigation, and reconstruction beginning with multicultural coexistence ? From now and here into the future ?

Lessons from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: High school and college students think about what they can do to help

Kobe is an international city where people from all over the world live, and where the lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake persist. In this day and age where natural disasters occur frequently both in Japan and overseas, this is an event where Japanese students, international students andand residents studying in Kobe as well as those dedicated to the Kobe reconstruction effort can create a dialogue that transcends generations and nationalities. The theme of the event is the importance of "coexistence" for the future of our society. Please come to join us!

DATE:Saturday February 3rd, 2018 1:00PM-5:00PM
*5:00PM-6:00PM Exchange meeting (Free of charge) PLACE:Hyogo International House 3F Multi-purpose Hall
Language:English / Japanese Simultaneous interpretation will be provoded (by Kobe College)
Open to everyone Free of charge
First 100 people arrival will be accepted (Pre-resister will be appreciated.)



Session 1: Keynote Speech
"Lessons from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake – Towards an Age of "Coexistence" (tentative) Mr. Katsuhiro Endo (President, the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) / Former Branch Manager, the Kobe Branch, Bank of Japan)
Session 2: International residents in Japan and disaster situations
Ms Roxana Angélica Ajipe Oshiro (Representative, Hyogo Latin Community (HIC))
Session 3: Voices of high school and college students on disaster mitigation and aid provision 1 Group of students, International Course, Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School
2 A student, Environment and Disaster Mitigation Course, Hyogo Prefectural Maiko High School
3 A universitystudent working in a disaster area overseas (CODE, Citizens towards Overseas
Disaster Emergemcy)
Commentator:Mr. Endo, Ms. Oshiro, Researcher from JICA (tentative)
Facilitator:Akira Miyasada (Representative, Authorized NPO ‘Machi Communication’)

Organizer / Inquiries:The Consortium of Universities in Hyogo
*Under the auspices of Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education, Kobe City Board of Education (tentative)
Hyogo International House 1F, 1-2-8 Wakihamacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0072, Japan