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Update:June 1, 2015

The CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors

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 Chiba Prefecture began the “Ambassadors to Spread Chiba Prefecture’s Charm to the World Together with CHI-BA+KUN” (abbreviated as “CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors”) project in 2011. The CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors are exchange students and other foreign residents living in Chiba Prefecture, who use their blogs, Facebook, and other social media to promote Chiba Prefecture’s many attractions in their native languages.

 The ambassadors proactively explore Chiba both voluntarily and through Prefecture-sponsored tours, which include cultural workshops and visits to famous spots in Chiba. The CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors use these experiences to promote Chiba Prefecture’s attractions (tourist spots, cuisine, daily life, etc.) in their own words.

 Chiba Prefecture is working to reach out to overseas visitors using Narita International Airport through this project.

 ※Video featuring the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors 1 (Japanese only)

 Accepting applications

 Recruitment was over. Thank you.

Leaflet   Japanese(PDF:653KB) ・ English(PDF:208KB)


Period of Appointment

 Mid-June 2015 to Mid-June 2016


Main Activities

 See below

※Ambassadors should proactively write about Chiba Prefecture on every month, not only after participating in a tour but by also voluntarily visiting various tourist spots around Chiba Prefecture.

※Chiba Prefecture will cover tour transportation and entry fees only.

Schedule for 2015

  • Appointment ceremony:June 2015
  • 1st Tour:Summer 2015
  • 1st Meeting:Summer 2015
  • 2nd Tour:Summer 2015
  • 3rd Tour:Autumn 2015
  • 4th Tour:Winter 2016
  • 2nd Meeting:Winter 2016


Application Information

Number of ambassadors to be appointed



How to Apply

  Please fill out the application in Japanese, and mail it to the address below with a copy of your residence card or certificate of alien registration and a print-out of your blog, facebook page, or other SNS website.

※Please download the application here.

※Application forms may be typed or handwritten.

※Please print out part of your blog, facebook page, or other SNS website so we can see what kind of information you usually post.


  1. Already maintain a blog or other social media page in your native language (not Japanese)
  2. Live, work, or go to school in Chiba Prefecture (with appropriate legal status)
  3. Be interested in Chiba Prefecture and be motived to write many articles.
  4. Be able to read, write and converse in Japanese.

※By applying to the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors, it is deemed that you understand and consent to the following 4 points and Detailed outline(PDF:83KB)(Japanese).

  • As CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador's website will be introduced on the Chiba Prefecture website, your pages must be viewable by the public.
  • If you are selected as a CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador, your name and natinality will be published in press releases and other documents.
  • Articles written by the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors and photo taken during CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador's activities for the promotion of Chiba Prefecture.
  • Appoinment may be revoked if an Ambassador behaves in a manner which would discredit the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors or Chiba Prefecture, or if an Ambassador do not conduct any activities as a CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors.



Applications must be received by 5:00PM, April 30, 2015

※We will mail selection results to applicants by the end of May.

※Applicants may be asked to undergo an interview or fill out an additional questionnaire for the selection process.


 Applications and inquiries (Japanese only)

Chiba prefecture Government International Affairs Division

1-1, Ichiba-cho, Chuo-ku, Chiba City



 Activities of the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors

1. Proactively write about attractions in Chiba Prefecture (tourist spots, cuisine, daily life, etc.) every month on your blog, homepage, on facebook or other social media.

2. Participate in tours to various tourist spots in Chiba Prefecture (4 tours scheduled for this fiscal year), and write about your experiences afterwards.

3. Participate in CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador meetings.

4. Submit a monthly report of your activities.

5. Participate in surveys sent out by the Chiba Prefectural Government.

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 Links to the CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador Websites  (listed according to nationality)

※The below links lead to external sites. We are not responsible or liable for these external sites, as they are managed by individuals.

※Blogs can be viewed without logging in; however, Facebook and other social networking service (SNS) sites generally require users to log-in before being allowed to view the page. Additionally, the amount of information made viewable for anyone may vary according to the individual.

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