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Kobe PR Ambassadors

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  • [02/28/2017]Applications now closed for 2017-2018 Kobe PR Ambassadors- thank you for applying

Kobe PR AmbassadorsThe Kobe PR Ambassadors are non-Japanese people who live, work or study in Kobe with a passion for the city, who share their experiences and promote Kobe in English via social media and online.
PR Ambassadors are appointed as volunteers for one year, during which time they deepen their knowledge and experience of Kobe through tours/events and newsletters, meet likeminded PR Ambassadors, and share their own Kobe with the world. Posts are shared on the Kobe PR Ambassadors official Facebook and Twitter accounts- hubs for all PR Ambassador activity.

2016-2017 Kobe PR Ambassador Profiles

See the profiles of all 19 2016-2017 Kobe PR Ambassadors, including name, photo, nationality, likes, a message and social media profile links.


・Regular posting in English on social media/online about daily life in Kobe and the city’s attractions (such as sake, sweets and gourmet)
・Promoting local area hidden charms and attractions in Kobe found through daily life in the city
・Proactively participating in tours/events organised by the Kobe City Government, and posting on social media etc. with information and opinions about the tour/event
・Reading the Kobe PR Ambassador newsletter sent by the Kobe City Government once per month, and using it to proactively visit and post about attractions and events around Kobe
・Participating in periodic opinion exchange meetings organised by the Kobe City Government to get together with other PR Ambassadors and share opinions about Kobe PR Ambassador activities
・Proactively cooperate with other requests from the Kobe PR Ambassador scheme administrators such as completing surveys, creating online content etc.

2016-2017 Activity Schedule

2017-2018 Activity Schedule (Tentative)

Guidelines (2017-2018)


Applications are now closed for 2017-2018 Kobe PR Ambassadors. Thank you for your interest.

Application schedule (Tentative)

・Wednesday February 1st 2017, 9:00am until Tuesday February 28th 2017, 5:00pm: Application period
・Wednesday 1st March- Wednesday 8th March 2017: Application form screening
・Wednesday 15th March- Friday 31st March 2017: Interviews
*We will get in contact with applicants who pass the application form screening to arrange an interview.
・Monday 3rd April- Friday 7th April 2017: Final selection and notifications
・Late April 2017: Appointment Ceremony
*The Appointment Ceremony is planned to take place on a weekday in late April.

*Schedule is subject to change

Application process

A strict application form screening process will take place, and candidates who pass this stage will be invited to an interview (in English) at City Hall. Please note: 2016-2017 Kobe PR Ambassadors may reapply, and will be subject to the same screening process. 2016-2017 Kobe PR Ambassadors who pass the application form screening will be exempt from the interview stage.
Applicants who do not pass the application form screening will be informed on or after 8th March, and we will inform applicants who attend an interview of the final result around the beginning of April. We cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. Thank you for your understanding.

Appointment period (2017-2018)

Day of appointment - March 31st 2018


For queries (Japanese or English): kobe_pra at (replace "at" with "@") or 078-322-5013

Please note, enquiries via email and telephone can only be viewed/taken from 8:45am to 5:30pm on weekdays.

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