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Academic Office staff member DECHANT Joel named Beppu Onsen Tourism Special Coordinator.

Dec 25, 2006

APU Academic Office staff member Joel DECHANT was designated a Beppu Onsen Tourism Special Coordinator in a ceremony at Beppu City Hall on Monday, December 25th.The title of Special Coordinator is granted to those who have made significant contributions to promoting community development and tourism in Beppu. As such, Special Coordinators are expected to continue working to enhance tourism in the city.

A total of 10 Special Coordinators including DECHANT were inaugurated on Monday, and Mayor Hamada presented each Special Coordinator with a Certificate of Appointment.

DECHANT is a volunteer guide with the non-profit Kannawa Walking Club. His English guided tours for foreign tourists and exchange students have garnered wide acclaim with the local community for bringing an international flavor to this historic district.

After his appointment DECHANT told us that he is "honored to receive the recognition and proud to be part of the historic Kannawa community."

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