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NMUN • Japan - Kobe

NMUN • Japan will once again be held in partnership with Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. College and university students will discuss matters of global importance in the modern port city of Kobe which was rebuilt after the 1995 earthquake. Kobe’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in the late 19th century. In October, 2008, UNESCO designated Kobe as a Creative City of Design recognizing its distinct culture through the processes of cultural acceptance and assimilation.

Experience a sobering UNESCO World Heritage Site where the first atomic bomb was dropped, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (Genbaku Dome) and Museum. Visit ancient Kyoto, home to numerous UNESCO temples and garden sites. We plan to visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple Complex and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with its 5,000 vermillion gates. Discover Kobe's Earthquake Memorial Museum, Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum, and Harborland on the waterfront. Don't miss this amazing opportunity!

Getting there: See the Airport Ground Transportation section on the Costs page.

COVID Note: Anyone planning to attend should be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster shot. Masks will be required in the committee space and almost everywhere in Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has COVID-19: Current Japanese Border Measures including approved vaccines. Consider using the Visit Japan Web app to speed your entry process (the MySOS app is no longer being used).

2022 Volunteer Leadership

Keisha Hikita
Keisha Hikita
Secretary-General
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Keisha Loraine Hikita is a senior at the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies where she is majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Social Justice. She joined NMUN • Germany 2019 as her first NMUN experience and since has participated in NMUN • New York 2021 and 2022. She is volunteering on Japanese-language education for immigrants and Filipino-language education for immigrant children.
Marleen Schreier
Marleen Schreier
Deputy Secretary-General
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Marleen currently works as a Senior Livelihoods Officer at the International Rescue Committee, where she manages employment, financial inclusion, and integration initiatives for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany. She previously worked for the Tent Partnership for Refugees, Doctors without Borders, and the United Nations System Staff College as a research fellow. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance. She joined the NMUN•NY volunteer staff in 2014. She served as Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of NMUN • Germany 2019 and DSG at NMUN • New York 2021.

Program Partner

Our sincere thanks go out to our partner institution - Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (KCUFS).

Kobe City University of Foreign Studies