TOP > Tourism Ambassador Ms. Ryoko Nakano — Introduction and Activities

What Is a Shoryudo Ambassador?

In order to increase the number of foreign visitors to the Shoryudo and draw attention to the interests and concerns of foreigners related to the Shoryudo, actress Ms. Ryoko Nakano and Hong Kong’s EGL Tours president Mr. Yuen, Man Ying have been installed as Shoryudo ambassadors and have been working in that capacity.

  • Ms. Ryoko NakanoMs. Ryoko Nakano
  • Mr. Yuen, Man YingMr. Yuen, Man Ying

「My hometown・SHORYUDO」

Promotional Discussion Event in Shanghai

Ever since I co-starred with Ken Takakura in the Japanese film Manhunt, which was shown in China, I have developed a mysterious, deep bond with the people of China. Our cultures have much in common, including the Chinese writing system, and as neighbors, the interaction between Japan and China spans a wide range of fields. My heartfelt desire is to achieve greater mutual understanding between these two countries and to establish a closer friendship. Chinese people often tell me that they would like to see the town where I was born. My hometown is in the Chubu region of Japan, where Chubu Centrair International Airport and the headquarters of Toyota are located. The Shoryudo project is a joint public-private partnership, the purpose of which is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between this region and other countries around the world, including China. I have accepted the role of “Shoryudo ambassador” because of my desire to help create a culture of peaceful relations between my hometown and the people of China.  In connection with my new role as Shoryudo ambassador, I asked my acquaintances in China what they imagined when they heard the word “Shoryudo.” The answers were simply amazing: to them, the word suggested success in life and improvement in one’s fortunes. The fact is, this region is overflowing with diverse, uniquely Japanese attractions: the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, a World Heritage Site known for its unspoilt Japanese landscape; old-fashioned townscapes that inspire feelings of nostalgia; mountains that rise to an altitude of 3,000 m, including Mt. Fuji; ancient and highly beneficial hot springs; major cities with great shopping and dining; and so much more. And the people who live here are friendly. I think anyone who visits the Shoryudo will be very happy. I urge everyone to go on a journey of good fortune and visit the Shoryudo.

◉Profile of Ms. Ryoko Nakano

Actress and advisor to the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO. Born in Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture. Promotes mutual understanding between Japan and China with the goal of creating a culture of peace. Also conducts international relations activities with numerous other countries, including the US and France.

Official website
http://ryokonakano.ec-net.jp/

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ambassadors and their activities.

  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Ms. Ryoko Nakano(Actress and Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO)
  • About Shoryudo ambassadors and their activities Mr. Yuen, Man Ying(President of EGL Tours)

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