The Chiba Prefectural Government has appointed foreign students and residents living in the prefecture as "CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors" since 2011 to offer the charms of Chiba to the rest of the world in association with the prefecture's mascot character CHI-BA+KUN. CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors have used personal blogs, Facebook and other media to spread information in their native languages on Chiba's charms in such areas as tourism, cuisine and daily life.
In 2016, 20 CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors took part in four tours that took them around Chiba Prefecture. Awards were given in honor of activities reported by the ambassadors. Yu Chi Hsuan of Taiwan received the highest award for writing her articles. Rendy of Indonesia and Le Thi Truc Quynh of Vietnam also received the excellence award each for writing their articles. Please visit the following sites to explore the charms of Chiba, as seen by CHI-BA+KUN Ambassadors.