We thank you very much for taking the time to visit our
Kobe SGG Club is officially named Kobe Systematized Goodwill Guides
Club. It was founded in March, 1981. KSGG is an organization for goodwill language
services with 75 members as of February, 2017.
Taking advantage of foreign language skills, we provide
services to support foreign visitors and residents in Kobe for making their
stays and lives easier and more comfortable. As it is, our goal is to
contribute to international goodwill.
Since 1868, when Kobe port was opened to the world, Kobe
has become a port city strongly influenced by foreign culture due to trading
and personal interaction. You may appreciate this unique cultural identity in
particular at our historic foreign settlement and with the foreign residents of Kobe.
On the basis of such historical context, we hope to further
advance intercultural exchanges such as promoting the appealing charms of the
cosmopolitan city of Kobe, and Japan itself to foreign people. Through our
activities we aim to provide hospitality and assist in solving daily problems
which may occur due to lack of language skills or cultural understanding.
We also help Japanese clients who are concerned about
communicating with foreign people.
In addition to the volunteer work we do by request, KSGG
holds monthly meetings for its members to exchange information and work on idea
generation through talks about foreign languages and tourism by guest speakers.
For more information about our organization’s
activities, please see “Profile
of Kobe SGG Club.”
In order to fulfill the primary mission of SGG, we as
members of KSGG will continue working towards bettering our services to all of
those who can be of benefit.
Kobe SGG Club
President Masayuki Iwao