Newcastles of the World Youth Conferences

Shinshiro City, Japan, 8 – 13 December 2017

Conference theme: What attracts young people to cites at a time of globalisation?

Marie Desaules, student in International Relations from Neuchâtel (Switzerland), started working in Shinshiro (Japan) at the beginning of September as Coordinator for International Relations. Marie was welcome by the Mayor, who handed her the appointment letter (ishoku jo) and has enjoyed meeting local people. Marie is mainly visiting schools, helping to organise the Shinshiro Newcastles of the World Youth Conference and providing input into the main 20th anniversary conference next October.

Follow Marie’s time in Shinshiro via her blog –

Shinshiro Youth Conference Invitation

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