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FORMER PRESIDENT'S COLUMN


March, 2021

Former President's Column Vol.5

Dear All,
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
It is impossible to forget the material and psychological damage that this enormous disaster had on all of us. There are still challenges that need to be addressed. This is the time even more than before to pass down the stories of what occurred that day in order to become a strong force and get back up on our feet again. We should look back and recall all the warm support that nearly every country gave Japan during that difficult moment ten years ago.
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February, 2021

Former President's Column Vol.4

February signals the arrival of spring in Japan, and words such as “Risshu” (First Day of Spring), or “Hatsune” (the first calls of the Japanese Nightingale), are words that every Japanese knows. The warbling of the Nightingale makes one unconsciously want to say “We were waiting for you”.
While we were waiting for the beautiful voice of the Nightingale, COVID-19 descending upon us again, forcing APIC to postpone its planned February Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues. Due to the seriousness of this wave, the government has decided to extend the State of Emergency until March 7th, 2021.
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January, 2021

Former President's Column Vol.3

Happy New Year from everyone at APIC. We look forward to your continued support of our endeavors throughout 2021.
APIC is focused on strengthening friendly ties with the Pacific and Caribbean island nations, carrying out projects such as the Federated States of Micronesia Xavier High School Exchange Student program, giving updates on the current state of international affairs and Japanese diplomatic policies through lecture events, and supporting international cooperation projects in domestic regional areas. However, 2020 saw the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected many of our scheduled programs and events.
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June, 2019

Former President's Column Vol.2

Every year, APIC holds its “Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program”. The program invites journalists from the Pacific Island region and the various countries of the Caribbean.
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January, 2015

Former President's Column Vol.1

The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) was founded in September, 1975, and in April 2013 under the Public Interest Corporation Reform became a general incorporated foundation. APIC has since built upon its foundations and is involved in a myriad of projects to further the promotion of international cooperation. This will be the 40th year since the founding of APIC, and to commemorate this date we have renewed our homepage to more easily inform our readers of our activities and programs connecting the world and Japan. We aim to promote the results of international cooperation and the importance those results have on Japan.
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