ARI passed the domestic qualification of 2019 UNESCO/Japan ESD Award

ARI has been selected as one of the 2019 UNESCO / Japan ESD(Education for Sustainable Development) Award nominees in Japan. After this, at the international jury held in Paris in July, the final qualification will be made, with more than 50 organizations selected from all over the world. If we win the award, we will be the second winner in Japan. The following two points were highly appreciated by in the domestic examination.(Excerpt from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology UNESCO ESD Award presentation page: http://www.mext.go.jp/unesco/004/1415535.htm) This activity to nurture agricultural leaders who serve socially vulnerable people and to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable society can … Read more…

“euodoō” journal of rural future study vol.3

euodoō  vol.3 journal of rural future study A research paper by Raymond Epp, who runs a farming-based community “Meno-village” in Naganuma-cho, Hokkaido, takes up the recent Japanese legislation on public plant breeding and present deeper analysis of global seed policies. Mr. Kaihei Koshio who is a professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture, contributed two articles. His Japanese essay explores the historical relationship between agriculture, technology, and human spirituality while his English research paper is an eye-opening description of the plant-factory industory. The essay about industrial meat production and animal welfare by 2017 ARI grauate/2018 Graduate Intern Ms. Chigira Hasumi, is based on her own research project in which she tried … Read more…

Old Book Market

Old (used) Book Market at Nasu Seminar House at Asian Rural Institute. More than 10,000 books are displayed and prices are from 100YEN! We are open for 8 days including weekends, and the books are refilled all the time. The profit from this market will be utilized to support the rural leaders training. Date April 20 (sat.) – 27(sat.)  8 days 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Place Nasu Seminar House 420-22 Tsukinokizawa, Nasushiobara City Inquiry Att: Takashi Yamashita  0287-36-3111 / nsh@ari-edu.org We are collecting used books We collect used books ★ We welcome such books as picture books, art books, photo books, highly artistic photo books, and rare books, etc. … Read more…

47th Opening Ceremony

Please join us! This year at the ARI Opening Ceremony we will officially welcome 24 students and 2 graduate students from 15 countries throughout Asia and Africa. Date: April 13, 2019   starting at 1:30 PM Place: Koinonia Hall at Asian Rural Institute *We will have a tea party after the ceremony. The nearest station: Nasushiobara St. (JR Utsunomiya Line/ Tohoku Shinkansen) ARI bus will be departing from the station at 12:30 PM *If you would like to ride the bus, please contact us in advance.(0287-36-3111)

ARI English Farm Camp

  Food and Life, Issues of the worlds… what we need to know for sustainable world is here! English Farm Camp Dates: May 1 – 3, 2019 Do you want to meet foreigners from various countries? Do you want to speak English in Japan? Do you want to experience rich nature and agricultural life? ARI’s English Farm Camp is an enjoyable program for you to experience uniquely cross-cultural and agricultural environment, and rich nature of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture. Exceptionally multinational community “Asian Rural Institute” gives you an opportunity to meet with the dedicated rural leaders from various countries. You can learn about food and know how our life is … Read more…

The 46th Commencement Service

With the grace of God, we are happy to announce the Commencement Service of the Asian Rural Institute this year to be held on December 8th, Saturday. We would like to welcome you to join this Commencement Service to encourage participants who will be returning to their countries with what they have learnt and also with a full of hope.   Date: Saturday, December 8th 2018, 13:30 – 15:00 Place: the Asian Rural Institute, Koinonia House *After the service, we will hold a small tea party.   Nearest Station: Nasushiobara Station, Tohoku Shinkansen *We have a bus service from west exit of Nasushiobara Station departing at 12:30, Departing at 16:00 … Read more…

Announcement of farewell service of the late Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President of Asian Rural Institute

The Rev. Dr. Toshihiro Takami, Honorary President of the Asian Rural Institute (Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan) passed away on Thursday, September 6th.  His life was dedicated to the Lord and for the service of nurturing global rural leaders. Asian Rural Institute will have a farewell service as following:   Date: December 13th, 2018 Thursday Time: 13:30 to 16:00 At Asian Rural Institute Koinonia dining hall. Shuttle bus: 12:30 from JR Nasushiobara station (West exit) to ARI 16:30 from ARI to JR Nasushiobara station   Please come in casual attire Please send your intentions of attending to Asian Rural Institute office 0287-36-3111, info@ari-edu.org.