About the club
The Friendship Force of Mie was chartered in January of 1989. We have approximately 23 members. Nearly half of the members live in Tsu city, the capital of Mie prefecture, where we generally have monthly meetings and Journey activities. The other half of the members live in the surrounding areas. Usually we host one or two inward Journeys and have one outward Journey every year.
About the region
Mie prefecture is located almost at the center of the Japanese main island on the Pacific Ocean side, blessed with not only a variety of natural beauty from the mountains to the ocean but also a variety of good food. Due to its close proximity to Nara and Kyoto, the old capitals of Japan, this region historically had been an important part of the culture and economy. These backgrounds make this region attractive and worth visiting. Among the sightseeing spots, Ise Shrine, Ise-Shima National Park, the Ninja Residence, the Akame 48 waterfalls and Gozaisho mountain are famous.
About the Journey
We want our members and the ambassadors to get to know each other over the language and culture barrier. That is our priority but we often schedule a couple of sightseeing days and a visit to the mayor of Tsu city and a school. We always hold a welcome or farewell party.
Updated February 2019