The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale meeting of Japanese and American citizens, held alternately in Japan and America. The summit aims to strengthen the peaceful relationship between Japan and America by fostering grassroots friendships. The Summit is managed jointly by the CIE and the Summit Volunteer Committee. This July the Summit will be held in Oita Prefecture.
Oita Prefecture is located in the eastern area of the island Kyushu (located in the south-west of the Japanese archipelago). The region is blessed with rich nature as it is close to both the mountains and the sea. For these reasons, it’s Oita’s great joy to be able to serve its fresh delicacies from the sea, as well as its meat and vegetables.
Oita has a rich history and cultural heritage that is unmissable for those who wish to learn about Japan. In Oita one can enjoy visiting shrines, Buddhist temples and Buddhist statues. Finally, there is Oita’s pride and joy: its onsen (hot springs). Places in Oita Prefecture, such as Beppu and Yufuin, are full of onsen, and in terms of the amount of onsen sources and the amount of onsen water rushing from the earth, it is known as the “Onsen Capital of Japan” throughout Japan.
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