Who is the CIR,and what does she do? (France) 印刷用ページ


About the CIR (Tourism and International Exchange Division)

This year a French CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) has been appointed to the City of Shizuoka through the JET Programme.
Name:Faustine Natacha Laura Baudoux
Term of appointment: Since August 6, 2018 (yearly re-appointments)
Hometown: Wattrelos, Lille metropolis, North, France
I studied at Lille 3 University, Lyon 3 University and ESTRI School for international careers where I attained two degrees: One in Applied Languages and a second in Japanese Language and Culture. I also had the opportunity to study at Kyoto Institute of Culture and Languages for a year and at Sophia University (Tokyo) for 4 months. I am able to speak 4 languages: French, English, Spanish and Japanese. Now, thanks to the JET Programme, I will have the honor of working as a CIR for the Shizuoka City Hall office. I plan on taking advantage of my previous experiences living in Japan to further Shizuoka International Relations.
  • The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, in cooperation with The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, is a program aimed at promoting international exchange between Japan and other nations.

Main Duties

The main duties of the French CIR includes furthering Shizuoka’s sister city relations, especially with Cannes (France); promoting Shizuoka as a tourist destination and international conference site to Europe in general and France in particular; and engaging in a variety of tasks related to Shizuoka’s international relations, such as translation, interpretation, participation in international conferences, and assistance for guests from overseas. Moreover, in preparation for the 2020 Olympics, the CIR will operate in a wide range of international events and will be participating, amongst other things, in deepening Shizuoka’s relations with Spain and Taiwan.

Faustine Baudoux works in in the Tourism and International Relations Division on the 17th of Shizuoka City Hall.




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