Staff presentation staff

Tourism Promotion Department

  • Name
    Gotou Yukio
    I am from Tano-cho, but for my beloved family I built my house in Kobayashi and became a citizen of Kobayashi.
    Although I’ve only been living here for 4 years, I want to shout to the world, to Japanese people and foreigners how splendid this town is!
    I will do my best to make people discover this town!
    👍 Kobayashi is forever immortal 🙌!! (←literal translation)
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    There are so many things I like in here but I would say Kobayashi’s beautiful nature and pure water 😊
    My Hobby?
    Watching movies (current recommendation: John Wick 2) and reading (current recommendation: 祈りの幕が下りる時)
  • Name
    Ueda Takuya
    I was born and raised in Kobayashi. I have always loved this place and always felt loved in return!
    I will devote my life to help and promote my hometown! Kobayashi BANZAI 🙌!!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    People’s kindness, yeah!
    My Hobby?
    Video games.
  • Name
    Roger Lorraine
    I am French and I arrived in Kobayashi on September 2017.
    I come from the countryside of France so I immediately fell in love with this place, its landscapes and its way of life.
    I will do my best to promote Kobayashi around the world!! Kobayashi BANZAI 🙌!!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    Its landscapes, its people’s kindness, the snack bars, its delicious Miyazaki beef, my host family, the local dialect…there are too many things I love about Kobayashi, it’s impossible to choose!
    My Hobby?
    Kyudo (Japanese archery).
    Making short movies
  • Name
    Furukawa Tomomi
    I am from Kobayashi but I have studied and work in Fukuoka for 9 years in total. I also lived in Kumamoto for half a year. I really loved those 2 cities but I have always wanted to come back and work for my home town. I truly want people to know more about Kobayashi and to show how great this place is! I will do my best!!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    I like how pure the water is and people’s kindness.
    My Hobby?
    I love watching baseball game!
    I love high school baseball and SOFTBANK Hawks!( °̀ロ°́)ง

Town Development Department

“Furusato nozei” is a system that allows you to contribute to rural areas in Japan. This system gives a tax reduction to tax payers who donate to local municipalities.

  • Name
    Ichino Miki
    I work at the Furusato Nozei department.
    I hope through this program to make Japanese people more aware of Kobayashi’s charms and beauties! Kobayashi BANZAI 🙌!!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    Its delicious restaurants and happy people!
    My Hobby?
    I like travelling, trying food at different restaurants, food is my hobby!
  • Name
    Takasu Miki
    I also work at the Furusato Nozei department.
    Many people from various places in Japan donate to Kobayashi and I feel very grateful.
    I want to do my best so that Kobayashi becomes more and more famous around Japan.
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    People’s kindness, the fact people always greet each other event even if the don’t know each other.
    My Hobby?
    Walking around Kobayashi. There are actually many unknown paths in this town so its interesting to take walks in Kobayashi.
  • Name
    Nagano Shingo
    I’m also from Kobayashi. I’m in charge of General Affairs for the company and I am the link between Kobayashi municipal office and Kobayashi city promotion co.
    As a member of this company, I want to do my best to revitalize the town and promote it!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    I’m proud of the delicious meals we have here!
    My Hobby?
    Going out with my family!
  • Name
    Sumitoko Tomomi
    I am from Kobayashi, I love this place, the nature that is all around and the delicious food!
    I am in charge of administrating KITTO’s building in Kobayashi.
    I plan and manage events there for the citizens! Kobayashi BANZAI 🙌!!
    What do I like the most about Kobayashi?
    The nature surrounding the town
    My Hobby?
    To go on trips by car.