Thursday, May 23, 2013

The 10th Mizukiri International Competition at Niyodo River

   'Stone skipping' is a sport in which you toss flat stones towards a river in such a way that they skip across the water's surface.

   The competition is divided into three divisions: men, women, and children. Scores are based on the number of times the stone skips, overall distance, and beauty of the throw. This competition is open to people of all nationalities!

   Join us this summer at Niyodo River for your chance to become the Stone-skipping World Champion!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2013 Genki Seinenkai Scholarship for Overseas Exchange

   Genki Seinenkai was founded in 1995 by JETs in Kochi Prefecture. Its main activity has been the Tosaben Musical – a small production by foreigners in Kochi that has since grown into a widely known music and theatre performance, entertaining the old and the young across the prefecture. The friends and participants in the musical make everything from scratch, from the script and posters to the costumes, dances and songs. With the assistance of local support, we take the musical on the road for 2 weekends, showing at 7 venues from the east to west and from the mountains to the cities. The donations we receive on tour are made into a scholarship for students who wish to go on an overseas exchange. We have benefited over 20 students in the past years that have gone to America, Australia, Britain, Finland, France, Korea and New Zealand. Over 3.5 million yen has been given out as scholarship since its foundation. In 2005 we received the Japan Foundation’s Global Citizenship Prize for our program.
2013 Scholarship amount and number of awardees
   • 100,000-200,000 yen
   • 1-2 awards