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大阪観光大学吹奏楽部 吹奏楽ミニコンサート&指揮者体験

5月26日(日) エブノ泉の森ホール レセプションホール


総会後に行われた地球理解講座には約60名が参加し、大阪観光大学吹奏楽部の演奏を楽しみました。また、指揮者体験のコーナーでは会場から3名が選ばれ、ドレミの歌を思い思いにタクトを振りました。

<会場の声>
●ica主催、更に観光大学生のフレッシュさ、音楽を通じて海外の方に触れられる貴重で楽しい時間でした。ありがとう。●学生時代吹奏楽部でした。知っている曲ばかりで、小学生の娘も楽しめました。●指揮をされた外国人のみなさんが、楽しそうでした。音楽は世界共通ですね。

<指揮者体験をして>
楽しかったです。初めての経験でしたが、緊張はしませんでした。でも、短い指揮者体験時間は、長く感じました。それだけ楽しかったということです。指揮者体験の時間がもっと長かったら踊りだすところでした。
ステージに立ったとき、吹奏楽部の方たちが笑顔で楽しそうな表情だったのも印象的でした(エマニュエル/ウガンダ)

A Chance to Conduct Osaka University of Tourism’s Brass Band Club

Sunday, May 26
Ebeno Izumi Mori Hall, Reception Hall


Following the general assembly meeting, around 60 people attended and enjoyed an Understanding Earth Lecture, with a performance by Osaka University of Tourism’s Brass Band Club. In addition, from a group of interested participants, three people were selected to try their hand at conducting. They waved the baton in the air however they saw fit, to the tune of Do-Re-Mi.

Attendees’ Impressions

● ica sponsored, the energy and youthfulness of the tourism university students, it was a valuable and enjoyable experience through the music produced by foreigners. Thank you.

● I used to be in band brass band. I recognized all the songs and my daughter who is an elementary school student, also enjoyed it.

● It looked liked fun for the foreigners who were asked to conduct. Music is shared by everyone around the world.

Guest Conductor’s Impressions

It was fun. Although it was my first experience I wasn’t nervous.  And while the actual time conducting was quite short, it felt like a long time. That means it was fun. If it had been longer, I would’ve started dancing. I was impressed when I stood on the stage and saw everyone in the brass band with cheerful expressions on their faces. (Emanuel / Uganda)

Disaster Prevention Tour 2019

Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Earthquake Memorial Park
Sunday, February 24, Kobe


On the Tour

I learned about earthquakes, tsunamis and disaster prevention at the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe. I felt the strength and the terror of Mother Nature while at the same time, moved by the efforts of people who are working hard in the post-disaster reconstruction. As Japan is a country where natural disasters frequently occur, citizens are regularly educated in disaster prevention. I felt that the children that were with me on the tour were well trained. As a foreigner living in Japan, I felt that I wasn’t very aware of disaster prevention and my knowledge was lacking. This tour was very meaningful and I would like to share what I learned today with those around me. (Chi Lee / China)

 

Disaster Prevention Workshop
Saturday, March 2, Minaminakakashii


 

Words from the participants

There were many things I didn’t know that are common knowledge about earthquakes and tsunamis, so it’s been very helpful. (H.M.)

I thought I knew, but there were many things I had forgotten. I’m glad to be able to get a refresher. I would like to try the disaster emergency phone system again. (H.I.)

The disaster emergency phone system was taught at work, but I had never actually used it, so it was good to learn. (B)

This game gives insight into how foreigners feel while living in Japan. It was a good experience. (H. H.)

It is difficult to understand with just the words. Pictures and signs, I felt, are very important. (K.S.)

防災学習バスツアー/防災ワークショップ

防災学習バスツアー

Disaster Prevention Tour
神戸・人と防災未来センター/ 震災メモリアルパーク
2月24日(日)


<ツアーに参加して>
神戸の「人と防災未来センター」で地震や津波等の災害と防災に関する知識を勉強しました。大自然の強さと怖さを感じると同時に、被災後復興のために一生懸命努力する人たちの姿に感動しました。日本は自然災害が多発する国なので、日頃から国民に防災についての教育を実施しています。ツアーで一緒にいった子ども達も良く訓練されていると感じました。日本で生活している外国人として、自分の防災意識が薄く、知識も不十分と思いました。今回のツアーはとても有意義でした。この日に学んだ知識を周りの人にも伝えたいと思います。(李智/中国)

 


防災ワークショップ

Disaster Prevention Workshop
南部市民交流センター
3月2日(土)


<参加者の声>
●地震や津波の時の基礎知識で知らない事がたくさんあり、ためになりました。(H.M.)
●わかっているようで、忘れていることも多くあり、再認識できてよかったです。伝言ダイヤルは自分でも一度やりたいと思います。(H.I.)
●伝言ダイヤルは職場でも指導されていますが、実際に使ったことがなかったので、使い方がわかってよかったです。(B)
●ゲームで、日本に住む外国人の方々の気持ちになって考えられました。よい体験でした。(H.H.)
●文字だけでは、わかりにくいですね。絵やサインの重要性を感じました。(K.S.)

Welcome Party for KIX Senshu International Marathon Runners

Welcome Party for Marathon Runners 
Friday February 15, Minaminakakashii


Prior to the 26th Annual KIX Senshu International Marathon, Izumisano City, in partnership with Chengdu in China, New Town in Mongolia, Tubu in Mongolia, the city of Marilia in Brazil, and the Republic of Uganda, held a welcome party for the 6 runners from their respective countries. Forty-four people, mainly ica members, participated and cheered on the runners.

 

From the left, Wang Jiayu (China),  Oyuka (Mongolia),  Dogee (Mongolia), Alex (Uganda), Saihana (Mongolia), Satake (ica) and Leonardo (Brazil). Satake, a registered runner, who also participated last year, said, “The bridge makes this course difficult.”


Nankin Tamasudare​, a traditional Japanese street performance, stirring everyone in the hall with excitement.
  

Having a short tea break, Emmanuel (left) and Alex (right),  "The Uganda Brothers". Alex is a 19-year-old police officer.