International Friendship Exchange

International Friendship Exchange

KITA believes that the transfer of technologies is not achieved through textbooks alone, but rather that true technology transfer only becomes possible in a cordial environment that fosters relationships of trust and friendship with participants.

That is why KITA provides participants with opportunities to come into contact with Japanese traditions, culture and society, as well as running various international goodwill exchange programs, with the cooperation and support of individual citizens and volunteer groups.

These programs are intended to foster mutual understanding and friendship between participants and the people of Kitakyushu, and include home visits, visiting The Industrial Club of West Japan and experiencing Chado, tour with university students, party with young staffs in companies nearby and so on.

People and Volunteer Organizations who support KITA

  • The Chado Urasenke Tankokai
    Citizens enrolled as Host Families
    The Industry Club of West Japan
    School of Regional Development, The University of Kitakyushu
    Yawata Works, NIPPON STEEL Stainless Steel Corporation