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His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan to act as Honorary President of JOCISF

4 July 2007

By: JOCISF

His Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince Naruhito has assumed the office of Honorary President, Japan Organising Committee for the “International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007” (JOCISF). The term of office of Honorary President commences 18 January and lasts until 21 November 2007.

When the 1st International Abilympics were held in Japan in 1981, His Majesty the Emperor Akihito, then His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince, also assumed the office of Honorary President, Japan Organising Committee for the International Abilympics. As part of his role during the 1st International Abilympics he attended the opening ceremony.

ISF2007 Mascots Visited Media in Tokyo!

On 18 January 2007, just 300 days before the opening ceremony of the "International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007" (ISF2007), Japan Organising Committee for ISF2007 (JOCISF) visited the headquarters of 11 newspaper companies in Tokyo with "Skillson" and "Wazabee." The purpose of the visits was to announce the 300-day countdown campaign for the "ISF2007" in order to raise people’s awareness and develop an atmosphere of excitement for the Competition.  Skillson and Wazabee were designed in October 2006 as the official mascots for ISF2007. Skillson and Wazabee were enthusiastically welcomed by the media and they look forward to seeing you in November, 2007.

For more information: www.worldskills2007.com