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2016-02-05

Japanese College Sends Baseball Coaches to Peru




Photos of Kinki’s coaching in Peru in 2015
Kinki University announced that the 8 volunteer students of Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, joined by associate professor Jiro Kuroda will conduct baseball coaching to Junior players in Lima, Peru from February 12 to March 9, 2016. This is the 3rd time that Kinki University’s volunteer students to help Peruvian kids to learn baseball.
This project follows the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which is designed to expand JICA’s ongoing program of sending young sport volunteers overseas.
In recognition of extraordinary contribution to help promoting baseball and softball on a global basis over the years, IBAF at its Congress in Tokyo on April 14, 2013 presented Special Award to the JICA.
Kinki University’s founding principles, according to its statement, are ‘learning for the real world’ and ‘nurturing intellectual and emotional intelligence’, and we are committed to our educational goal of developing students into individuals who are caring, trustworthy, and respectable. We firmly believe that our founding principles and educational goal will be all the more important in the 21st century as Japan continues to develop further into a knowledge-based society.