About the Event
Ehime Prefecture is located in the northwest region of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. It is full of beautiful nature, nestled between two seas—the Seto Island Sea and Uwa Sea—and the Shikoku Mountains. Known for its deep roots in traditional Japanese culture, Ehime also has some remarkably modern features interwoven with its historical ties. Only there will you be able to visit one of Japan’s oldest hot springs, Dogo Onsen, and bike on a world-class cycling route, the Shimanami Kaido. Join us to learn about this unique region of Japan!
About the Speaker
Miya Jia is a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) at the Ehime Prefecture Tourism and International Affairs Division. Born in Shanghai and raised in Chicago, she has had an interest in international exchange since she was young. In 2020, she graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in Asian Languages & Cultures and International Studies. Having just moved to Matsuyama City last October, she knows there is still much to be explored, but she is excited to share what she has seen so far.