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A Look Around Kobe – Japan’s Most Attractive City

There are so many great places to visit in Japan. My personal favourite is the port city of Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture in the Kansai Region, Western Japan.

Perhaps this is no coincidence because it’s my wife’s home city. I’ve been there many times over the years and got to know it quite well.

Kobe’s Port Tower and Meriken Park

Although Kobe suffered a devastating earthquake in 1995 which killed over 6,400 people, the damaged areas of the city have been completely rebuilt. Few signs of the quake remain.

Music for Japan

Fundraising Concert

A fundraising concert for victims of the disaster in Japan is being held on Saturday 4th June 2011 at The Space Performing Arts Centre at The Pamoja Hall, Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1HU. The concert will start at 7pm.

Tickets are priced at £15 and are available from the Sevenoaks School Box Office tel. 01732 467765 or email

The concert programme features work from Mendelssohn, Mozart and Bach, plus a selection of Japanese songs arranged for a string ensemble.