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NMUN • Japan - Kobe

NMUN and our partners at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies continue to evaluate the likelihood of Japan re-opening for tourism by November 2022 and what the refund policy will be should the conference need to be canceled. We hope to have a decision by 1 June. 

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 will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster shot.

2022 Volunteer Leadership

Chiaki Tsujioka
Chiaki Tsujioka
Secretary-General
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Chiaki Tsujioka is an undergraduate student in the international relations department at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. She has joined NMUN • Germany 2019 as her first experience of NMUN and since then she has participated in NMUN •New York 2021 and 2022. Participation in MUN has motivated her to deepen her understanding of peace and now she has joined an NGO in Hiroshima as an intern.
Keisha Hikita
Keisha Hikita
Assistant-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.

Program Partner

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

Kobe City University of Foreign Studies