EIC, which was held for the first time in 2001, will be celebrate its 20th year in 2020. EIC has been hold in 6 locations:Oita, Kanagawa, Hyogo, Shiga, Shizuoka and Gunma prefectures. 3,561 participants and 577 camp leaders from 90 countries and regions have grown together with EIC. We would like to thank everyone who has participated and cooperated with us over the past 20 years.

EIC 20th Anniversary’s Slogan

We value the network that has expanded around the world over the past 20 years, and in the next 20 years we look forward to welcoming new members and build a “Strong”, “Active” and “Diverse” network that will grow and support one another!

Plans for EIC 20th Anniversary

To mark the 20th anniversary, from April 2020 to March 2021,
✓ We will deliver as many EIC participants voices and messages as possible.
✓ Making greater use of EIC / EID and online platforms to create opportunities to expand our networks.

EIC café:The gathering space for EIC Past Participants(Mostly junior high students and above).
Please also take a look at the Blog written by EIC Cafe Members!)

We will continuously update more information, so please be sure to take a look from time to time!

Online Event(EIC Online Gathering)

For the last program to celebrate EIC 20th Anniversary, we are going to hold an Online Event! It will be an opportunity for everyone to reunite with friends and Camp Leaders, while building new connections with friends joining EIC in different years! We have different programs so you are free to choose and join any program based on your preference and availability. Please refer to the program schedule below.

When?:4th, April, 2021 (Sunday) 09:30-17:00
Where? :Zoom

Message from

From APU Camp Leaders
From EIC2011/2014 Video Chat
From EIC2001/2002 Video Chat

①:Video message & Message board

(video will open in youtube)

NEW! Video “KOKORO” message Vol.19 (From Camp Managers)

Present GNT Leader, Shige (Mr. Ogura Shigeo)
Click on the image to watch his video message
  1.  We recieved video messages AND skit specially for EIC members from our past EIC managers! Take a look! 

    2. Also video message from Global Network Team (GNT) leader, Shige (Mr. Ogura 
        Shigeo). He joined GNT from 2017 ~ present.

Video message Vol.18 (From EIC2014)

  1. Dhanu (Sri Lanka)
  2. Icha (Indonesia)
  3. Nia (Indonesia)

We are now collecting videos from EIC Participants, CLs & Staff!

We will be sharing your video messages on EIC 20th Anniversary webpage. Filming together with other past EIC CLs, Staff & OBOG or recordings of video calls are OK too! We look forward to receive lots of video messages from you all!

Message board Messages from EIC Family!

We are waiting for messages from EIC almni (participants, camp leaders, staff)! ※The message board is an external site.

Note 💡 Please include the year of EIC participation next to your name (nickname) or in the text.
Example)*Taro(EIC20○○)/ *I joined EIC in 20○○ etc. There is a limit to the number of characters, so if you can’t put it, just ○○ is OK!

②:Introducing participants’ interviews!

We will be updating at least one interview every month from now.
In consideration of the current situation, we will be asking for almni’s cooperation with sending in video messages. Once the situation improves, we will directly go visit almni in each regions! Please join us! 😆

March’s participant

February’s participant

January’s participant

③:Traveling Around the World online

Every month we will travel around the world with EIC Camp Leaders!  Let’s wonder about the world!
In EIC Network, there are Camp Leaders coming from 90 countries and regions. Among those, how many countries do you know about? Let’s travel around the world together with us via the Internet! 😯

We had last online session on December 20th.  TAW(World Festival) Online session summary

④:EIC Video Chat

Let’s gather with friends who joined EIC in the same year! 😀
Would you like to meet and talk with friends, Camp Leaders, and Staff that you spent time with at EIC? It is okay to join later or leave early!! And if you want to talk more, we can extend the call time. We hope that many friends will join us in EIC Video Chat!

Video Chat Schedule

EIC2010 Date and Time:19/07/2020 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:15/07/2020 (Wed)
EIC2019 Date and Time:30/08/2020 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:21/08/2020 (Fri)
EIC2009 / 2008 Date and Time:30/08/2020 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:21/08/2020 (Fri)
EIC2018 Date and Time:27/09/2020 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:18/09/2020 (Fri)
EIC2004 / 2003 Date and Time:27/09/2020 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:18/09/2020 (Fri)
EIC2017 Date and Time:10/11(日) 11:00-12:00
Apply by:10/02(金)
EIC2007 / 2006 Date and Time:11/10/2020 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:02/10/2020 (Fri)
EIC2016 Date and Time:08/11/2020 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:30/10/2020 (Fri) 07/11/2020 (Sut)
EIC2002 /2001 Date and Time:08/11/2020 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:30/10/2020 (Fri) 07/11/2020 (Sut)
EIC2014 Date and Time:13/12/2020 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:04/12/2020 (Fri)
EIC2005 /2011 Date and Time:13/12/2020 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:04/12/2020 (Fri)
EIC2015 Date and Time:31/01/2021 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:22/01/2021 (Fri)
EIC2012 Date and Time:28/02/2021 (Sun) 11:00-12:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:19/02/2021 (Fri)
EIC2013 Date and Time:28/02/2021 (Sun) 16:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Apply by:19/02/2021 (Fri)