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Greetings Hiroshi Yoshida

Wataru Aso

Mayor of Fukuoka City Honorary President of the Asian-Pacific Children’ s Convention in FUKUOKA

Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of the Asian-Pacific Children’ s Convention in FUKUOKA

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Asian-Pacific

It is with great pleasure that I saw the 22nd Asian-Pacific

Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA since its undertaking as a

Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA held successfully on a

part of the Asian-Pacific Exposition held in Fukuoka in 1989 to

large scale with 287 participants from 32 countries and

commemorate her centennial. In an extremely hot summer, the


Invitation Project witnessed a successful inauguration of the

I hope the bonds of friendship were built among children

“MIRAI Summit in FUKUOKA”, completing all the other

while they embraced each other’s cultures and lifestyles

programs without any major problems. I believe this was made

through the APCC programs, including homestay and

possible only through the cooperation and great efforts of the

“Exchange Camp” on Noko Island. This year some new

APCC staff members and volunteers, and here I would like to

programs also enriched the APCC, and among them was

extend my heartfelt respect and gratitude to them all.

the “MIRAI Summit”, where children shared their views for

The “MIRAI Summit in FUKUOKA” was held at the convention

an ideal future. I hope such precious experiences will bring

hall for Fukuoka city council. At the summit, the children from

a lot of encouragement to children, leading to further

Asian-Pacific countries and regions made presentations on a

exchange for the future.

wide range of subjects—from their local affairs such as family

Fukuoka Prefecture is promoting the “Ambitious Youth

and education to global affairs such as the future of the earth.

Project” with the aim of nurturing “sturdy young people with

All presentations had reflections of cultures and unique

rich spirits, broader perspectives and their own ambitions.”

features of their countries, which impressed me as a great

Now efforts are underway in cooperation among families,

approach to the meaning of international exchange.

communities, schools and companies to create a society

I hope the APCC and other efforts to promote the exchange among Asian-Pacific countries and regions, will continue to

where every child can live an active life with his or her ambition.

provide the children leading the next generation with the oppor-

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere

tunities to embrace different cultures and acquire a cosmopoli-

appreciation to many APCC volunteers and staff members

tan way of thinking. Fukuoka city also intends to create a new

for their commitment to the success of the programs, and to

era, aiming to become the exchange-hub that is open to Asia.

host families for their warm support, while I look forward to

In closing, I sincerely hope that the children who have participated in the APCC will nurture care for each other’s countries,

your continued cooperation and assistance for the further advancement of the APCC.

and that the circle of friends created through the APCC will expand beyond borders to the whole Asia-Pacific region.

What is the APCC? The APCC was started as a grass-roots international exchange program to commemorate the Asian-Pacific Exposition: Fukuoka '89 (Yokatopia), held in Fukuoka City in 1989. Through the cooperation of many resident volunteers and financial support from public organizations, corporations and support groups, the APCC each summer welcomes over 300 children from 30 or more countries and regions in Asia and the Pacific under the Invitation Project. Each spring, the children of Fukuoka visit countries and regions in Asia and the Pacific under a special Mission Project. The BRIDGE CLUB was born in a number of Asian-Pacific regions since the 10th APCC, primarily involving former JAs, and is involved in a range of volunteer activities.


Prologue Exchange and friendship in the Asia-Pacificthat are made in Fukuoka The 22nd Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA

Title: The 22nd Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka

(APCC) conducted major projects, spring Mission Project and the summer Invitation Project, this year again. Along with

Theme: We are the BRIDGE: We connect the dreams around the world.

them, there comes BRIDGE CLUB (BC) activities and newlyestablished Wing Kids Program, a program to nurture Japanese Junior Ambassadors. For the Invitation Project this summer, 216 Junior Ambassadors (JA), 29 Peace Ambassadors (PA) and 42 Chaperons visited Fukuoka. Through the

Objectives: 1. To help children from countries and regions in Asia and the Pacific learn more about each other’s countries, regions and cultures through exchange. 2. To promote mutual understanding between the countries and regions of Asia and the Pacific. 3. To nurture an international perspective in youth, and foster a supportive environment.

Exchange Camp and homestay program, they interacted and built bridges of friendship with each other. The 22nd APCC is

Inviting Body: The Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in FUKUOKA

reported herewith. Main Projects: 1. Mission Project Period: Mar. 25 to Apr. 1, 2010 Destinations: 5 countries and regions in Asia and the Pacific (Thailand,Bhutan,Hawaii,Australia,Maldives). Participants: 73 (high school students and younger) from Fukuoka Prefecture, recruited through public subscription. 2. Invitation Project Period: July 16, 2010 (arrival in Japan) to July 27, 2010 (departure from Japan)

of zens i t i c l pirit loba ise g IYARI”s a r To OMO an“

Invited countries and regions: 44 groups from 33 countries and regions in

A more peaceful world abound with the smiles of our children!

Asia and the Pacific. Invited participants: 2 to 3 JAs and one Chaperon from each country or region Criteria for invitation: Healthy children recommended by a liaison office in each country and region, born between Sept. 1, 1998 and Aug. 31, 1999.

Lodging: Exchange Camp, Homestay. Host families are recruited through public subscription. Participating countries and regions: 42 groups from 32 countries and regions in Asia and the Pacific.


Fostering Program

BRIDGE Project

Participants: 216 JAs, 42 Chaperons, 29 PAs.


PERCEIVE Children’ s Exchange:

Invitation & Mission Project

Vision of APCC We, as members of APCC, will become global citizens of an 'OMOIYARI' spirit, and create a more peaceful world abound with the smiles of our children.(※OMOIYARI is a spirit of "Respect and Understanding")


Photos of Delegations Meeting and talks with each other in Fukuoka ̶Now we are connected by bridges of friendship


People's Rep. of China

Rep. of Korea

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Rep. of Singapore

Rep. of the Philippines

Kgdm. of Thailand


Rep. of Indonesia

Soc. Rep. of Viet Nam

People's Rep. of Bangladesh

Kgdm. of Bhutan

Brunei Darussalam

Islamic Rep. of Pakistan

Rep.of India

Lao People's Dem. Rep.

Fed. Dem. Rep. of Nepal


Dem. Soc. Rep. of Sri Lanka

Commonwealth of Australia

New Zealand・Ind.State of Samoa(PA)

Hawaii, USA

Rep. of the Fiji Islands

Rep. of Kiribati

Rep. of Palau

Rep. of Vanuatu

N. Mariana Islands

Fed. States of Micronesia

Russian Fed.

New Caledonia


Kgdm. of Tonga

Rep. of Maldives


Kgdm. of Cambodia

Guangzhou, China

Ipoh, Malaysia

Oakland, USA

Busan, Korea

Atlanta, USA

Jiangsu Province, China

Dalian, China

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Invitation Project


“Konnichiwa!”is universal ― Here arrived 216 smiles On the morning of July 16, starting with the delegation from Busan (Korea), 216 JAs of 42 delegations from 32 countries and regions, began to arrive at Fukuoka airport filled with a warm welcoming mood. As each delegation came out of the arrival gate, a large group of APCC staff and volunteers greeted them with applause. “Konnichiwa!” and smiling faces were everywhere. This is it—the start of the exchange!

Participating countries and regions

North America Asia



Orientation Camp

It’ s different, but let’ s try and learn Japanese lifestyle!

Arriving at Fukuoka airport, JAs traveled to the Umino Nakamichi Youth Marine House (Higashi-ku, Fukuoka). There they recovered from the fatigue of their long trips, and joined the overnight Orientation Camp to learn about Japanese lifestyle and the meaning of the APCC.

Major Event Schedule Invitation period: from July 16 (Fri) to July 27 (Tue), 2010 12 days


PA Program

July 16 (Fri) July 17 (Sat)

Arrival → Orientation Camp (overnight stay)

Arrival → Orientation Camp (overnight stay)

July 18 (Sun) July 19 (Mon) Homestay

July 20 (Tue) July 21 (Wed)


July 22 (Thu)

PA Camp :three-day and two-night

July 23 (Fri)

Joining Exchange Camp

July 24 (Sat)

MIRAI Village Camp on Noko Island (Exchange Camp) : two-day and one-night

MIRAI Summit in FUKUOKA 2010

Exchange Camp → We are the BRIDGE Festival 2010 –MIRAI Village Festival–

July 25 (Sun) July 26 (Mon) July 27 (Tue)


Homestay Departure



Homestay Happy days with father, mother, brothers and sisters in Fukuoka This year scheduled the homestay program just after the overnight Orientation Camp.

JAs stayed with their host

families in Fukuoka prefecture for about 10 days. 287 host families took part in this program including those for chaperons and PAs.

First Meeting Nervous at first, but broke into smiles with lots of expectations Then came the first meeting with host families. JAs,

Maal came from Maldives and his favorites were pizza, pasta, fried chicken and ramen (Chinese noodles)./Nishimoto family

being nervous at first, broke into




received warm welcomes by their host families, with their hearts pounding with expectations on their homestays.

Avispa Fukuoka Soccer Training Session

Looking Back on My Homestay

ering s gath Smile the ball d aroun “FUREAI (interactive) Soccer Training Session” was held at the Fukuoka Football Center (Higashi-ku, Fukuoka) on July 21. A total of 50 JAs and their host children attended, learning from the Avispa Fukuoka professional soccer team coaches. They chased the ball lively and fully enjoyed playing soccer, paying no notice to the summer heat or difference of their countries and languages.


E-mail from Charlotte Shu Lang Shieh JA from Hong Kong As you can all see, I have had a great time with my host family. I did not want to leave them on the last day of my stay, but I knew that “all good things must come to an end.” I still keep in touch with my host family and I sincerely hope that one day I can visit them again in Japan, or they can come to visit me in Hong Kong (or both). Thank you Egashira family and I miss you all!

Courtesy visit to the Fukuoka prefectural government office

nior as Ju friendship g in t e rsof Gre ssado Amba

On July 21, 14 JAs from Hawaii (USA) and Vietnam, the countries that have signed Friendship Agreements with Fukuoka Prefecture, made a courtesy visit to the Fukuoka prefectural government office. With their host families looking on, the JAs shared their impressions on Fukuoka with Vice Governor Etsuko Ebii. In response to their comments like “Food in Fukuoka is good,” she extended her wishes for their enjoyable stay in Fukuoka, presenting them with “Saifu Koma” (traditional spinning top from Dazaifu) as a token.

Let’s experience Japanese culture!

Chaperons tried a tea ceremony

We visited an elementary school in Fukuoka to take a look at school life./Miyagawa family

E-mail from Marina EgashiraCharlotte’s host sister (6th grade of elementary school) How are you, Charlotte? I hope you found out many things about Japan during your stay here. Well, I learned a lot from youーto have courage to try and always keep a smile. I knew it was important to keep a smile, but the smile I had been thinking of was not the one like yours. Being with you, I found myself smiling naturally. Your smile made everyone break into a smile too. I miss you very much, but I am sure we can get together again.

At the Fukuoka Student Exchange Hall (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka) on July 21, an opportunity was created to experience a Japanese tea ceremony. In this event titled “Let’s experience Japanese culture!” Chaperons from Thailand and China got dressed in yukata (summer kimono) with obi belt and tabi socks, seriously learning etiquette and manners such as how to handle the tea bowls.

モンゴル文字も見事 Writing Mongolian characters beautifully

JAs tried Calligraphy

On July 21, Mongolian JAs experienced calligraphy, a Japanese cultural tradition at Kashihara community center (Minami-ku, Fukuoka). After following others’ examples, at last they could write beautiful Mongolian characters.


MIRAI Village Camp on Noko Island (Exchange Camp) Simulation Experience of“MIRAI (future) Village”where the Asian-Pacific people live in coexistence

This year’s Exchange Camp was held on Noko Island.

JAs from abroad and within Fukuoka

went across to the island by ferry. At the camp they had the simulation experience of the coexistence village by staying under the same roof, appreciating the differences with each other. From the moment they arrived at the camp site on July 23, they made friends with each other, enjoying sharing time eating, singing and dancing.

Drawing portraits

Welcomed by Konishiki, the head of the “MIRAI Village”

Joining“Dosukoi Dancing”in a circle JAs were welcomed by Konishiki, the head of “MIRAI Village”, who is an internationally well-known retired sumo wrestler and is now popular as an entertainer. On his appearance, a round of cheers was heard from the JAs. When he started the dance performance with light steps, calling out “Dosukoi, Dosukoi,” the JAs quickly caught up the rhythm and motions, and joined him together.


Art workshop by Katsuhiko Hibino Making original umbrellas The art workshop by the Japanese artist Katsuhiko Hibino has become one of the main features of the camp. In the workshop this year, JAs created unique umbrellas by painting their original designs on them. With marker pens, they draw the images of the sky, mountains, birds and any others that were in the scenery they could see through the transparent plastic umbrellas. Mr. Hibino said to them, “Your umbrellas will remind you of the sky in Fukuoka and the friends you’ve met. Wherever you are, they will make you feel connected to each other.”

PAs also went up to the stage and gave their song-and-dance performance.

風船飛ばし PHOTO

Balloon release

Shinji Harada, a Japanese musician who agreed with the meaning of the APCC, appeared on the stage and sang his earlier hit songs. They brought a lot of excitement to the participants.



MIRAI Summitin FUKUOKA 2010 For the future of the earth ̶ as junior assembly members, JAs expressed their opinions On July 24, “MIRAI Summit in FUKUOKA 2010” was held for the first time at the convention hall for Fukuoka city council. This summit was an opportunity for the representative JAs from each country and region to present their own views on the future of their communities and the earth. A total of 44 members of this assembly consisted of 42 JAs representing each delegation and 2 JAs from Fukuoka. They gave presentations on the theme they had selected out of four, such as “MIRAI of School” and “MIRAI of the Earth”. Thomas Lorenzo Banson Tensuan, the JA from the Philippines, made a presentation on the industrial structure of his country. He explained the economy of the Philippines was supported by its 11 million people working overseas.

He appealed to the participants by

saying, “How would children know right from wrong with their parents away from them? I hope our government will take measures to enable every family to live together within the country.” At the end the "APCC MIRAI Summit in Fukuoka 2010 Declaration" was adopted, and all pledged to work hard for the future of the earth as global citizens with the OMOIYARI spirit.

“APCC MIRAI Summit in Fukuoka 2010 Declaration”  Today, we have gathered together here in Fukuoka from countries all over the Asia-Pacific region, and shared our thoughts on various life styles, the environment and dreams. From now on, we will, as global citizens with the OMOIYARI spirit, endeavor to respect and understand each other’s differences. And we will move forward to the future with an aim to realize our respective dreams.


We are the BRIDGE Festival 2010 ̶MIRAI Village Festival̶ With different cultures, lifestyles and languages, we are all still global citizens Performance Stage At Friendship Plaza in front of Fukuoka City Hall on July 24, JAs appeared in colorful ethnic costumes, giving performances of their countries’ traditional dances and songs. The various cultures existed together on the stage, adding perfect appeal to the event as the festival of “MIRAI Village”.

With many

attracted passers-by joining in, the festival site was filled with an air of excitement. In the finale, the participants sang the APCC theme song, “We are the BRIDGE”, and then joined the song-and-dance performance led by Konishiki, the head of “MIRAI Village”. Everyone at the site shared the time feeling united, creating new bonds of friendship with each other.

Chaperon Booth At the chaperon booth, some chaperons including those from Bhutan, the Philippines, India, and the Northern Mariana Islands, offered free accessories and snacks they had brought from their countries. They also gave open classes and some taught how to make crafts with paper, tapes, and ribbons, while others introduced games to the participants, thus providing good opportunities to interact with citizens of Fukuoka.


Looking back at the 22nd APCC I enjoyed the twelve days in the APCC. I made a lot of friends from Maal Abdulla Rep. of Maldives

different countries.

I want to take home what I have experienced

through this program and what I have learned about Japanese culture, so that I can make use of them in the future.

I’m proud that I could participate in this project and I am very happy. I made a lot of friends from many different countries. Japanese culture,

Nur Fathen Taqiah Hj Abd Rahman

lifestyle, and food̶everything was very impressive and I enjoyed them

Brunei Darussalam

a lot.

I fully enjoyed playing soccer and talking with friends from various Kwon Min Jae Rep. of Korea


It was a precious experience for me to touch different


I met Konishiki at the Exchange Camp. He is famous in Hawaii too, and I thought he was so cool! I want to introduce my family and friends to the wonderful Japanese cultures and customs that I learned from my

Calais Nobuhara Hawaii, USA

host family.

Rayan is from Tahiti and he stayed with our family. We thought we could Hayato Tanaka Chikushino Municipal Haruda Elementary School, 4th grade

communicate with him in English, but he spoke French! This situation, however, gave us a stronger motivation to make ourselves understood in body language and gestures, without relying on spoken words.

I visited Malaysia on the APCC Wing Kids Program last year, when I didn’t understand the language and I felt at a loss. This time, however, I’ve got a little used to such situations. I want to study English harder so that I will be able to talk with people from various countries.

Kentaro Fujita Fukuoka Municipal Kusagae Elementary School, 6th grade

Ayaka Funada Miyawaka Municipal Miyata-Higashi Elementary School, 6th grade

Last year when I participated in the APCC for the first time, I was very nervous. But this time, as I have started learning English, I felt it easier to communicate with friends from abroad. I had a very good time with them.

I visited a foreign country last spring, and I had an opportunity to serve Japanese green tea to the people there. I want to study English harder so that I will be able to introduce various Japanese cultures to people abroad.


Shiho Haraguchi Fukuoka Municipal Nagazumi Elementary School, 6th grade

Departure “Thank you” “See you again” Feeling long-lasting bonds of friendship

On July 26 and 27, the days of the JAs’ departure, many host families



gathered to see them off at the departure lobby in Fukuoka airport. Feeling reluctant to be apart,





families hugged each other over and over again with tears in their eyes. Some of them could not let go of each other’s hands until the delegation finally went through the departure gate. Let us say, however, this farewell is the starting point for the exchange. Saying, “thank you,” and promising to see each other again, they felt the long-lasting bonds of friendship built among them.

New York Symphonic Ensemble Concert in support of the APCC The concert, held to support the APCC and the U.N. Habitat Fukuoka Office, was held on July 16th at ACROS Fukuoka, in Tenjin, Fukuoka City. The concert, under conductor Mamoru Takahara, was organized by Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. and the Kyushu Panasonic Family Society, and co-hosted by the APCC Supporters Association. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the APCC and other organizations.


Mission Project

Mission Project 2010 JAs from Fukuoka had cross-cultural experiences in the Asia-Pacific countries Along with the Invitation Project, the Mission Project has an important role in the APCC. In this project, JAs from Fukuoka visit some Asia-Pacific countries and regions to experience homestay. This year, a total of 73 JAs, from the 4th grade of elementary school up to the 3rd grade of high school, were selected from among applicants. They were dispatched to five countries and regions: Thailand, Bhutan, Hawaii, Australia, and Maldives, and stayed there for a week from March 25 to April 1.

st mes fir tion co Motiva munication in com

f eling o d g the fe Keepin ess in my min ln gratefu

Shunsuke Minami (6th grade of elementary school) Delegation to Thailand

Megumi Nakano (1st grade of junior high school) Delegation to Australia

I was very impressed by the kindness and nice smiles

A strong motivation will do in communication even

of Thai people, and learned the feeling of gratefulness

when we do not understand each other’s languages very

from them.

At the airport, they welcomed me with

well. I had much difficulty in expressing myself as I was

smiles full of joy. However hard it was, they taught me

not familiar with English grammar. However, I managed

many things by gestures until I finally understood. I was

to make myself understood by mixing gestures with

glad that I met their joyful smiles and felt their tender

some words I knew. I was very glad when I succeeded.

hearts. During my five-day stay in Thailand, I met my

Now I’ve learned what matters is that we try to make

host family, visited various places with them, exposed

people understand us, even with many mistakes, it is not

myself to different cultures and received so much

good to keep silent.

kindness. I owed all these experiences to the people who had supported me. I would like to thank them all and will not forget the feeling of gratefulness that I learned in Thailand.


waii My Ha

! Family

Ryotaro Okura (4th grade of elementary school) Delegation to Hawaii After I came back to Japan, I miss my host family much more than swimming in the sea. I wonder how they are doing, recalling the happy time we had together. The members of my host family were all kind to me. At first I worried about whether I could get along with them because I was nervous about being away from my family. However, the happy time I spent with them made me forget such worry. Chris and I, being the same age, made good friends with each other. I believe we can meet each other again someday. Now I can say the best part of my stay in Hawaii is that I’ve got another family there. I will study English hard so that I will be able to talk a lot with them next time.


Japanese JA Nurturing Program

Wing Kids Program Learn about Japan and spread your wings around the world! A project to nurture Japanese JAs Wing Kids Program is a new program that started two years ago to be one of the main projects of the APCC. Combining conventional programs with new programs, the APCC provides Japanese children with a long-term course of curriculum, as long as one and a half years, aiming to nurture youths who are able to fully express themselves as Japanese and to lead an international society in the future. The participants of this program are to join all the exchange programs (the spring Mission Project, the Exchange Camp and homestay in the summer Invitation Project) as JAs, aiming to (1) improve their communication skills, (2) become familiar with the culture and history of Japan and their local community, and (3) acquire the ability to fill their lives with dreams and visions. The course term for the class of 2010 was from December of 2008 to April of 2010. The curriculum for the class of 2011 is currently underway and the course term is from December of 2009 to April of 2011.

Study tour for the class of 2010

Introducing Japanese cultures in Malaysia The class of 2010 visited Malaysia on their study tour to cap the one and a half years of the training program, in which they learned and experienced the cultures and history of Fukuoka and Japan. The aim of this tour was to demonstrate them at an elementary school in Malaysia. On site they showed how to wear yukata (summer kimono) and introduced the Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy and a Japanese game called sugoroku, letting Malaysian students get hands-on experience of them. All of them became very popular among the students. After that they presented an English play that reflected the cultures of Fukuoka and Japan, Japanese daily life and school life. In their advance preparation, they felt it difficult to memorize English lines, but the play turned out to be a big success.

Curriculum for the class of 2011 on Wing Kids Program December 20, 2009

Opening ceremony for the class of 2011 (With attendance of Students and Parents) Lecture presentation by the program head “Are you able to introduce Japan to the world?”

January-March, 2010

Training program for the Mission Project (about three months) Mission Project in March (about a week)


Monthly class: Lecture presentation by the program head Research activity based on the experiences from the Mission Project


Monthly class: Lecture presentation by the program head Research activity based on the experiences from the Mission Project


Training program for the Exchange Camp


Exchange Camp (two-day and one-night) Experience as host family (about 10 days)

August September October

Monthly class: Zazen and tea ceremony experience Monthly class: Lecture presentation “The bond between Japan and the Asia-Pacific̶the story of Japanese who dedicated themselves to friendship̶” Monthly class: Work experience in primary industries


Monthly Class: Touring Dazaifu


Monthly Class

January-March, 2011


Training program for study tour / Study tour in late March

Reporting session / Closing ceremony for the class of 2011 (With attendance of Students and Parents)


BRIDGE Project

BRIDGE CLUB The International Network to bridge the experiences and bonds built in Fukuoka for the future What is BRIDGE CLUB? In 1998 when APCC celebrated its 10th anniversary, BRIDGE CLUB (BC) was formed as the alumni society for the participants of the APCC, on the initiative of the Peace Ambassadors (PAs) from each country and region. Not only providing the dynamic force for promoting the APCC projects, the BCs are engaging in a wide range of activities meeting the needs of each country or region, including community service, humanitarian support, cultural exchange and education.

PA Camp

Active discussion in the meetings PA Camp was held at Global Arena (Munakata city) from July 21 to 23. In this two-day program, the PAs had as many as ten meetings, where they reported the current situation and problems of the BCs in their countries and regions and actively exchanged their views on strengthening BC network and pursuing common activity. On the second day of the camp, 42 chaperons and 8 liaison officers joined them to discuss how they could develop a better relationship between BCs and liaison offices.

Locations of BRIDGE CLUBs

Photography Exhibition “Visions of Harmony” Having finished touring 24 countries and regions, it finally reached its goal in Fukuoka



On July 24, in parallel with “We




festival, the photography exhibition




Pakistan Nepal


Hong Kong Hawaii

Harmony” was carried out Bangladesh


in the ground floor lobby of Fukuoka City Hall. There were 70 photographs exhibited including


those of the APCC activities and those introducing the cultures of participating countries and regions.

Thailand Sri Lanka



Malaysia Kiribati




They reached their final exhibition in Fukuoka after Vanuatu

a 10-month tour around 24 countries and regions. This collaborative project was accomplished by the BC members working together beyond national


Australia New Zealand

borders, leaving a major mark on the BC activities worldwide.

Countries and regions having submitted BC Establishment Reports as of June 1, 2010.


ー ス 大 使 た ち の 感 想

Comments from PAs

Welcome party for PAs

PAs met together at the party On July 20, a welcome party was organized and all PAs of this year met each other for the first time. When they gathered together, they all opened up to one another, and the party site was filled with a cheerful and festive atmosphere. Some host families joined them and enjoyed a barbecue, sweltering in the summer heat.

People in Fukuoka are all nice and friendly Janejira Chairojkanjana (2005 JA) High school student; age 16 (Thailand) I participated in the APCC to have cultural exchanges and to cultivate friendship with people from various countries, last time as a JA, and this time as a PA. People in Fukuoka are all nice and friendly. When I go back, I would like to share my experiences of the lifestyle in Fukuoka with people in my country.

To contribute to peace Craig Ramon Neilson (1995 JA) University student; age 26 (New Zealand)

BC Carnival

In discussion with PAs from different countries, I would like to develop my ability to see things through a more objective perspective by combining other views with my own experiences. The BC activities encourage me to think on the basis of a global standpoint. I hope I will be able to work as a bridge among countries, contributing to world peace.

BC booths were set up at the event site of “We are the BRIDGE Festival 2010” on July 24, where PAs from 24 countries and regions introduced their own BCs to the participants, by displaying the written reports on their BC activities, as well as some BC souvenirs and pictures they had brought for sale.

The lecture by Dr. Muhammad Yunus PAs attended the lecture given by Dr. Muhammad Yunus (middle of back row), Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006.

To cultivate the bonds of friendship Le Ba Quoc Thinh (2000 JA) University student; age 21 (Vietnam) I participated in the APCC this year, hoping to meet my host family again. I would like to learn about the current situation and activities of other BCs to improve our own, and I also hope to cultivate the bonds of friendship with all participants including JAs and Chaperons. One of my future plans is to get a Master’s degree from Kyushu University.

Hoping to contribute to the growth of BC Ayumi Oki University student; age 21 (Japan) I’ve been engaged in the APCC in diverse ways.

I have

participated in the homestay program abroad, welcomed a JA as her host family, and led a delegation in the Mission Project. It is so much fun for me to communicate with people from other countries. I would like to broaden my knowledge to contribute to stabilizing and developing the BC in each country or region.


The footsteps of the APCC People involved in the APCC over the last 22 years.

Continue to make the bridge for the future strong and wide




1,085人 463人

PAs Host families


Mission project participants


City resident volunteers total about

約5,400人 (as of August 1,2010)

Main Activities

Period 1988.11

Executive Committee of the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Committee is founded by Fukuoka Junior Chamber


1989,7/28-8/2 The 1st APCC is held.







13th 2001,7/14-8/1

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The APCC becomes an annual summer event with 350 to 400 participants 1990,7/26-31 from around 40 countries and regions being invited to take part.



“Key of Dreams” ceremony held on theme of the children’s dreams.


1992,8/4-10 APCC Supporters Association established.

1993,7/28-8/3 10,000-person exchange event held at Fukuoka Dome.

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41 410 81



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The 15th APCC Invitation Project is cancelled due to outbreaks of the SARS virus throughout Asia.The “Heart from FUKUOKA Project” is created in response to this cancellation.



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18th 7th

The first “International JA’s Forum” is held.

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19th 2007,7/11-26

20th 8th

Greetings cards are sent out to our former participants. This hails the start of 1996,7/25-8/6 the “APCC Newsletter” sent toeach of the Junior Ambassadors each December.


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The APCC logo, goods and theme song“We are the BRIDGE” created 1997,7/24-8/7 to celebrate the 9th APCC.

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The 10th Anniversary of the APCC Specially selected former participants are selected to participate in the Invitation Project as “Peace Ambassadors”. 1998,7/10-30 They gather in Fukuoka for discussions about the future of the APCC and decide to form the “BRIDGE CLUB”, an alumni association for former participants.

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22nd 2010,7/16-27

APCC Festival held at Minato Hyakunen Park in Kashii Park Port.

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The 12th APCC includes the first “School Visit” program to give the JAs a taste of life in a Japanese elementary school.

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The 16th APCC is held alongside the World Assembly for Junior Ambassadors,part of the JCI World Congress Program.

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The 17th APCC 100 Japanese children attend Exchange Camp

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Dalian, China participates for first time

Ambassadors and other embassy personnel tour the Exchange Camp or the first time

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The 19th APCC Major promotional campaign held to enhance 43 314 44 380(3)19 recognition in Fukuoka

4 events held to commemorate the 20th APCC.

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Wing Kids Program and BRIDGE CLUB International Organization (BCIO) begin full-scale operation. Invitation Project events after the Exchange Camp cancelled due to swine flu.

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During the Invitation Project held for the first time the“MIRAI Village Camp” on Noko Island and“MIRAI Summit in FUKUOKA 2010”. In September, the first debriefing session was held for support companies and organizations.

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21st 9th


1995,7/28-8/8 The topic up for discussion is Energy and the Environment.


17th The “APCC Mission Project” is started and sends delegations to 10 of 1994,7/26-8/2 our participating countries.

The APCC is granted NPO status A further 2 Sister Cities are invited to join the APCC Program for the 14th APCC



The 13th APCC welcome participants from 3 of Fukuoka’s Sister Cities. 44 320 44





14th 2nd

Main Activities

(1) Participating countries and regions (2) JAs (3) Chaperons (4) Host families (5) PAs Note: Numbers shown in parentheses indicate host family for observers

私たちは アジア太平洋こども会議・イン福岡を 応援しています。


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Yutaka Aso Chairperson of the Asian-Pacific Children's Convention in FUKUOKA

It was the second Invitation Project that I have had as chairperson of the APCC, and first I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to you all for your kind support in carrying out the entire program. Last year, due to the flu outbreak, we caused a great deal of inconvenience to all concerned parties, host families, and volunteers. This year, therefore, putting the lessons to good use, we took every measure to prevent any possible impediment, and so it is all the more pleasure for me to be able to report to you on the successful completion of the 22nd APCC. The APCC aims to promote “OMOIYARI” spirit among children through its programs. As an exchange program this year, “MIRAI village Camp” was held on Noko Island, where Junior Ambassadors enjoyed interacting with their host friends. Also, with the cooperation of Fukuoka city council, “MIRAI Summit” was held at the convention hall, where the representative JAs from each delegation made presentations and shared their views. Not only with conventional programs, but also with new ones as described above, the APCC is sure to offer the opportunities for children̶those coming from abroad and those who host them in Fukuoka̶to meet and encourage each other to grow responsive to the age of globalization. I hope that the “OMOIYARI” spirit will spread more and that Fukuoka will be home to a number of global citizens, while the APCC continues its operation as one of the unique regional programs rarely found in Japan. With this expectation, I should like to pledge maximum support of my own. Once again, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all, especially to host families and volunteers, for their cheerful smiles and dedicated support, and to the corporations and organizations for their approval to the APCC and generous assistance. Thank you very much and I look forward to your continued attention and cooperation.


d cooperation. 2010年度支援の会 法人会員(順不同・敬称略)

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Hiroyoshi Akashi President of the APCC Supporters Association

Celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, the APCC seems to have become a popular summer feature of Fukuoka. The good news is that, even this year in severe economic and financial difficulties, the APCC Supporters Association received generous donations from many corporations, organizations and individuals. As a result we were able to make a great financial contribution to various programs of the APCC. I wish to express my gratitude to all of you for your understanding and support of the APCC activities. The APCC has an ideal that the children, who are to lead the future of the earth, meet in Fukuoka and interact with each other, while they deepen mutual understanding, overcoming the differences in culture, custom and so forth. I believe it is a great achievement that the APCC ideal has been making steady progress with support from volunteers and other citizens of Fukuoka. Adding to this, I believe that there is another welcome fact, and that is the APCC has been encouraging children in Fukuoka to grow into global citizens by opening their eyes to the world. The Suppor ters Association will continue its suppor t, wishing the APCC fur ther growth and development. Again, I would like to thank you very much for your understanding and assistance to the APCC.


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津高 守・岡田 圭太郎・世利 宗幸・星倉 淳一・荒木 慶行


坂口 浩司・山下 久美・金丸 恵子・下川 雅史・野中 格・野田 順克・嶋田 茂


津田 俊一・鬼塚 活人・塚本 勉・土岐 陽一・マイケルズ アレン


大島 隆・草場 仁志・國武 寛和・山川 泰仁・碓氷 和彦


永吉 洋二・池崎 雄一・中山 眞澄・神谷 幸博・伊尾 陽


豊田 正剛・坂本 悟・齊藤 拓也・丹羽 宏之・安達 笹子


藤 和也・亀井 隆治・平田 誠次・松岡 武夫・河原 一彦


野村 光利・星 一孝・大渕 徹之・久保 健一・村上 和昭


矢田部 亮孝・堤 雄治・横田 隆・山崎 彰秀・三宅 宏


原口 正光・原 信彦・毛利 哲也・大橋 智浩・片峯 睦子・大仁田 朝生・森田 正明・梶原真理子・吉村 真一・富永裕子・山田 重徳・ 有永 昭憲・橘高 節生・一ノ瀬 政太・今田 房貴・小林 弘治・古賀 脩平・松見 賢治・井上 正治・箱田 洋・畑添 一成・自見英治郎・ 田中 勇次・藤澤保仁・朝倉 信生・北口 朝幸・船戸 清・村田大輔・真山 崇

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