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6 journalists from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean visited Japan

6 journalists from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean visited Japan

The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) invited 6 journalists from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean countries in collaboration with the Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ). During their one week visit, they had chances to see and have firsthand information on some of the progressive approaches Japan has been taking regarding environmental protection and disaster prevention with their own eyes. They traveled to many different parts of Japan including Tokyo, Ishinomaki and Sendai, and received briefings in each related area, which they then continued to send to each of their media at home.




1. List of participating journalists: here

2. Party's schedule (in Japanese): here

3. Journalist briefing and Farewell Dinner
 On the last day of their official business, a group of 50 people, which included the journalists alongside other prominent figures, joined together at the Tokyo Club for a farewell dinner. APIC president Mr. Peter Sato, FPCJ director Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, and FPCJ board of trustee member Mr. Hatsuhisa Takashima each gave a brief speech, and the six participating journalists gave a short presentation on their impressions of Japan during their one week stay.

4. Article Publication
 Each journalist drafted up articles on their stay in Japan to be published by their home media. One of the participating journalists, Mr. Amitabh Sharma, who is from Jamaica, wrote an article about trash, based on his visit to Corelex San-Ei Co., LTD, which is a major factory of toilet paper in Japan. His article can be read in the Jamaica Gleaner online site.(The other articles will be reported in the future.)

ABOUT APIC

The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) is engaged in various development cooperation projects for the purpose of promoting international cooperation and deepening mutual understanding between Japan and various countries.

Specifically, APIC is engaged in these following activities.

1. Supporting development cooperation projects in the Pacific Island Region
2. Supporting development cooperation projects in the Caribbean Region
3. Organizing lecture meetings regarding global issues
4. Organizing social meetings regarding international cooperation
5. Supporting recipients of "APIC-Sophia Xavier High School International Student Scholarship"
6. Training young generations interested in international cooperation

APIC was established on 8th September 1975 for the major purpose of facilitating public understanding and cooperation on ODA through the provision of information regarding Japanese international cooperation including ODA.

APIC transferred into a general incorporated foundation due to the law revision on 1st April 2013, and is continuing its activities.

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