Theme: Дух единства
“WA: a Spirit of Unity” is the theme for the Jamboree. The Kanji Character “和” (WA) embraces many meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation,friendship and peace. WA also represents Japan and its culture
Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates : N 34°01’ , E131°23’
Altitude : 2.7m - 15.8m
Avg. Rainfall : 4.1mm / day
The ofﬁcial points of entry will be announced in the second Bulletin.Below are the airports and train station located around the Jamboree site.
Fukuoka Airport, which is about 2 hours drive away from Jamboree site, has direct flights to Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore and 12 other Asian cities. In addition to those direct international flights, American Airlines, British Airways and several other international airlines have connection and code-share flights.
Shin-Yamaguchi Station (Japan Rail, Shinkansen) will be the main gateway for those traveling to and from the Jamboree by train. Shin-Yamaguchi is about 4.5 hours from Tokyo and 2 hours from Osaka by Shinkansen (bullet train).
Yamaguchi Ube Airport, the airport closest to Jamboree site, has 9 flights to and from Tokyo daily. It is about 30 minutes drive away from Jamboree site.
One of the outstanding programme planned for the 23WSJ is the Peace Programme, including one day visit to Hiroshima.
Scout Association of Japan (SAJ) has started new project that is to build new friendships for Scouts through Scouting. Welcome The World Project (WTW) ties up Scouts in your country and the local Scout groups in Japan.
Kansai International Airport, which is about 4 hours drive away from Jamboree site, has direct flights from many cities around the world including Frankfurt, Helsinki and Istanbul.
Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport (to be open in December 2012), which is about 1hour 50 minutes drive away from Jamboree site.
We are planning to have a Pre-23WSJ in 2013, as the 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree and the 16th Nippon (National) Jamboree.