MACHINAKA ENGLISH QUEST in Meiji-Jingu to be Held on June 16th, 2024 with Shibuya Ward

HelloWorld, Inc., will host the cultural exchange program “MACHINAKA ENGLISH QUEST in Shibuya” on Sunday, June 16, 2024, with the support of the Shibuya Ward Board of Education.

In the “MACHINAKA ENGLISH QUEST,” participants will team up with multinational English speakers and clear missions while communicating in English. This program aims to foster an understanding of diversity and a positive learning attitude among the children of Shibuya Ward through interaction with people from various nationalities. Additionally, through this initiative, we seek to promote the Shibuya Ward Board of Education’s goals of nurturing respect for human rights, a spirit of social contribution, and the development of a sound mind.

Program Details:

Date: June 16, 2024 (Sunday) 1-4pm

Place: Meiji Jingu

Eligibility: Students from the 3rd grade of elementary school to the 3rd grade of junior high school attending Shibuya Ward public schools

Number of Applicants: 80


This program involves walking through the city while communicating in English with multinational English speakers and aiming to clear missions, much like a game. Currently, it is being conducted in a total of 11 locations, including Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka, and Okinawa.

Participants will form teams and aim to clear the game by finding designated checkpoints and answering quizzes. Through various missions, they will practically learn the four skills of English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Additionally, in order to clear the game, team members will need to cooperate with each other, which will also contribute to the development of non-cognitive skills such as leadership, motivation, perseverance, patience, creativity, and communication.

The Charm of Machi-Que

・With a focus on experience-based “real-life English,” even those who are not confident in English can enjoy themselves. By exposing themselves to English used in real life, they will naturally develop a liking for the language.

・There are arrangements made for participants who lack confidence in English, allowing them to relax more and enjoy themselves, and since there is a common goal of completing missions, participants can smoothly engage in English conversation.

・While enjoying the differences in culture with English speakers, participants can develop diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity, cultivating a global mindset for multicultural coexistence.

・Participants can learn about the town and its history. By conducting MachiQue in English, they can also discover aspects of culture and history they were previously unaware of.


About our sponsor

Administrative Agency: Shibuya Ward Board of Education

Superintendent: Toshiko Igarashi

Address: 1-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Business Description: Based on the “Act on the Organization and Operation of Local Educational Administration,” the administrative committee is responsible for the establishment and management of schools and other educational institutions, as well as the administration of school education, social education, cultural properties, and related educational affairs.