President’s Message

I started hosting families and welcoming international guests to Gifu 10 years ago. I have met a lot of wonderful people. We became friends and this let me widen my circle of friends around the globe. Now our relationships are even stronger than before. This provided opportunities to enhance and understand cross-cultural differences. Connecting people across borders is my dream. I believe that cross-cultural connections with people contribute to world peace.

As for me, I was born and raised in Gifu. It is a city in the center of Japan on the island of Honshu. Gifu is rich in natural resources and the people are kind and sincere.

I would like people from around the world to know how wonderful Gifu is, and I would like to encourage them to visit us here. I’d also like to visit our friends’ countries of residence.Thus I launched “PTPI Central” with like-minded people to make this goal come true.

If our activities can encourage people to open their eyes to the world, and help people create friendly ties with people in other countries, then the lasting friendships that we make can contribute to world peace.

 I think this would be great. I’d like to make this vision come true through our international activities.Friendship has no national boundaries. This is the time for us to take action as global citizens.

Let’s make friends from all over the world!

PTPI Central Chapter, JAPAN
Lei Tanahashi