Louise Dendy PR Specialist

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  • [01/12/2018]Now recruiting for new Kobe PR Specialist

Recruiting for new Kobe PR Specialist

Kobe City is hiring a non-Japanese PR Specialist, to promote Kobe and its charms, and to disseminate information throughout Japan and abroad from a non-Japanese point of view.

We are looking for an ambitious and passionate person who will promote Kobe, its attractions, and the City Government's initiatives systematically and effectively through social media and other channels, with the aim of raising awareness of the city, increasing numbers of tourists and residents, and building business interest in Kobe.

To apply, and for full details, see the information on the Japanese page linked below.

*Please note, JLPT N1 or equivalent is required for the role, and as such, full details and the application form are available in Japanese only.

Expected employment start date: 1st April 2018
Applications open: Friday 12th - Monday 29th January 2018 (Must be postmarked on or before 29th January)

Current PR Specialist Profile

Kobe City PRS Specialist Louise DendyBorn in Northampton, England
2011 - Graduated from the University of Birmingham
2011- 2013 – Worked as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) at Kobe Elementary and Junior High Schools
2013- March 2015 Worked as a CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) at the Kobe City International Department
From April 2015 – PR Specialist at the Kobe City PR Department


My name is Louise Dendy and I am delighted to be the first non-Japanese PR Specialist to work in the Kobe City Government. I will use my experience living in the city and working in the Government to bring a wide range of city news and tourist information to English speakers in Japan and further afield.

Kobe PR Ambassadors

Kobe PRA logoLouise implemented and manages the Kobe PR Ambassador scheme. The Kobe PR Ambassadors are 25 non-Japanese people who live, work or study in Kobe, appointed by the Kobe City Government on a volunteer basis to promote Kobe’s attractions and charms to the world in English through social media.

See Kobe through their eyes on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts!

Social media

In order to provide tourism, city and government information to non-Japanese people living in Kobe and further afield, Louise is running Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms in English. Keep up with the latest news from the city via social media.

Kobe City Official English Facebook Page

Posting tourism and event information, news and more direct from the Kobe City Government.

Louise Dendy PR Specialist Twitter Account

Find out the latest news and upcoming events, and see Kobe from Louise's point of view by following her Twitter account.

Kobe City Official Instagram Account

Posting beautiful photos of Kobe such as its cityscape and delicious gourmet, with captions and hashtags in both English and Japanese. For latest photos, see the profile.


#Kobe's #PortTower and #Harborland as seen from above. #travel #japan 上から見た #神戸 #ハーバーランド #モザイク や #ポートタワー.

A photo posted by Kobe City (@kobecity) on

Kobe Beginnings

Many unexpected things can trace their beginnings in Japan back to Kobe.

In this series, Louise introduces products that spread throughout Japan through Kobe Port, which celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2017.

"Trip along the Subway Kaigan Line" Back Issues

From June 2016 to April 2017, every 2 months Louise wrote an article on page 7 of the Kobe PR Paper "Koho Kobe" under the title "Trip along the Subway Kaigan Line". See below for the PDFs of the translated English versions.

Enjoy Kobe Back Issues

From June 2015 to April 2016, Louise wrote a bimonthly Kobe PR Paper article entitled "Enjoy Kobe", and introduced many of Kobe's charms and attractions. Click below for the PDFs of the translated English versions.