|제 목 :||[The Bell No.247_Travel]Beautiful ‘Kuji’ in Japan|
|작성자 :||영자신문||작성일 :||2018-12-09 14:52:42||조 회 :||320|
Beautiful ‘Kuji’ in Japan
As a result of the Korea Youth Invitation Program, Kunsan National University’s 10 students and Kangwon National University’s 10 students became delegations. They promoted the experience of Japanese food and food safety in Tokyo and Kuji-shi, Iwate-ken.
What is ‘JENESYS 2018’?
The background of ‘JENESYS 2018’ is that In January 2013, the prime minister Abe expressed his intention to pursue the Japan-ASEAN interchange program (JENESYS 2.0) with the aim of spreading positive image about Japan to ASEAN national youth during his visit to Indonesia.
Japan is currently inviting 10 South Pacific countries, SAARC 8 and North American countries for 10 days, as well as 10 ASEAN countries, Australia, New Zealand, East Timor, China, Mongolia, And dispatching programs.
Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), an international training organization in Japan, has been commissioned as a major project of the Japan Foundation for Cultural Exchange, which is an affiliate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Kuji is located in far northeastern Iwate Prefecture, bordered by the to the east. Most of the inland areas of the city are within the Kitakami Mountains. Portions of the coastline of Kuji are within the borders of the .
The population of Kuji is about 36,141. The area is 623.5 square kilometer, and there are only three high schools.
[Homestay in Kuji-shi]
Homestay with the Japanese family is a special experience. This experience has greatly improved the bad perceptions of Japan, thanks to the warm hearts of Japanese family.
We exchanged souvenirs between Korea and Japan, asked questions about each other, singing together, wearing Japanese traditional cloths kimono, and performing Japanese traditional dance.
[ Mamebu ] ~ Local Soup Dish in Northern Iwate
It has dumplings with walnuts and brown sugar in it, Tofu, and some vegetables. One of the unique dishes which is eaten only in and around Yamagata Village area. After the meal, we assisted to do the dishes for mothers at the restaurant.
If you want, make the ‘Mamebu’ according to the recipe below.
[leading-edge technology ‘Miraikan’] National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation center
The ‘Miraikan’ was founded in July, 2001 and is currently under the supervisor of former astronaut Mori Ai. It is the national science museum, which is based on the concept of understanding what is happening in the world at the moment. The point of science and thinking about what kind of future we are going to make. The ‘Miraikan’ where you can experience various science and technology such as global environment, space exploration in addition various exhibitions.
One of shows of humanoid robot ASIMO exhibition is also held. The performance time is 11: 00/13: 00/14: 00/16: 00 (about 10 minutes each time). It is an exciting exhibition where you can see the cuteness of Asimo and coming future of our society.
End of ‘JENESY 2018’
We experienced the cultural experience of Japan well during this program. Kangwon National University and Kunsan National University will conduct the promotion of Japanese culture and food with experience.
I enjoyed a lot of programs that would not be experienced on my personal trip. I think it was a good opportunity to relieve some of the negative feelings of Japan against me, such as homestay, cow feeding experience, mushroom farm visit, making mamebu, Japanese style manners, and Japanese traditional dance. I hope this experience will be a good opportunity to advertise Japan to Korea. “Kuji is a beautiful city”