From May 2023, Higashikawa Town in Hokkaido will accept the first international students of the "Recycle Study Abroad Project" and start training. Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, which has achieved the highest recycling rate in Japan 5 times, including 1 years in a row, collaborates with Keio University SFC Research Institute to teach recycling to international students, and two people from Indonesia come to Japan. and continue training until August.

 According to Higashikawa Town, the two first batch of international students will arrive in Japan by May 1, and after learning Japanese and experiencing culture at the Higashikawa Japanese Language School in Kitamachi, Higashikawa Town, they will be able to participate in the Soo Recycling Project in Hishida, Osaki Town. Learn cutting-edge recycling at the center.

 Prior to this, on May 5th, a lecture titled "From a recycling town to a town creating the future of the world" will be held at the cultural arts exchange center "Sent Pure I" in Kitamachi, Higashikawa Town.Shizufumi Takehara, assistant manager of the Environmental Policy Division of Osaki Town, and Mr. Ikechuss Arnayai, a first-term recycling exchange student, will be on stage.

 Higashikawa Town is located in the center of Hokkaido adjacent to Asahikawa City and has a population of about 8,000.There are many immigrants, and in recent years, the population has continued to increase due to the increase in society, and it has been attracting the attention of the whole country.We have established Japan's first and only public Japanese language school, and we are also focusing on exchanges with overseas.

 Osaki Town has a population of about 1.It is located on the Osumi Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture, and is famous as an advanced recycling area.He received the Chief Cabinet Secretary Award at the Japan SDGs Awards, and his proactive efforts to address environmental issues have been highly evaluated around the world.

reference:Higashikawa style × Osaki style Recycling student project to nurture the future of Japan and the world

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