Study Tour of “The Kobe Shimbun” Newspaper poster

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of its foundation in February 2018, the local Japanese-language newspaper Kobe Shimbun is one of the leading companies of Kobe and its surrounding areas.
The paper is not only engaged in simply disseminating news and information. It also has linkages with institutions such as Kobe University, Kwansei Gakuin University and Konan University. Kobe Shimbun deploys “Knowledge Power”derived from such arrangements toward realizing a sound and healthy “Land”, in giving a helping hand in boosting the local economy as well promoting disaster prevention and mitigation, in addition to generating an environment for safe child-rearing. Based on its information-transmitting as well as networking power unique to a local newspaper, Kobe Shimbun is committed to promoting people-to-people connection and a further widening of such circles, thereby helping to shape the local society and its future better than ever before.
By gaining closer knowledge of a part (editorial) of the newspaper-making process starting with editorial work up through printing and delivery, participants learned about how the paper reports on disasters and disaster prevention, through which we participants came to feel a greater closeness to Kobe Shimbun and deepened their understanding of its work.

1. Date and Time

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:30pm-3:30pm

2. Venue

Kobe Shimbun Harborland HQ (1-5-7 Higashi-Kawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe)

3. Organizer

Mitsui Volunteer Network Center Kansai Branch in Osaka

4. Program

1:00pm Assemble at South Exit of JR Kobe Station.
1:30pm Walk to Kobe Shimbun Building in Harborland, Watch video show (How Kobe Shimbun is Made), Tour of Editorial Dept, News Reporting Exhibit etc.
3:30pm Tour ends.

5. Participants

International students staying in Kobe

6. Application fee

Free (Maximum 15 persons on a first-come/first-served basis)

7. Details


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