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Brad Towle (Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau) is selected as Cool Japan Ambassador

Brad Towle,  International Tourism Promotion & Development Director of the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, has been registered as a Cool Japan Ambassador by the Japanese Government Cabinet Office.

Brad Towle is originally from Canada but has called Kumano home for almost 2 decades. 
He is currently the International Tourism Development and Promotion Director for the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau—the only non-Japanese person in a tourism director's position in Japan. 
After leaving his small hometown on the Manitoba prairies, he because enthralled with the mountain environments of the world, exploring the Canadian Rockies, Himalayas and sacred mountains of Japan. 
His first taste of Kumano came when he was employed on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) in the rural village of Hongu.  Like a mystical magnet these ancient pilgrimage routes and sacred sites keep drawing him back to Kumano, the cultural roots of Japan.
Before founding the tourism office in Tanabe, …

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