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The 8th APIC International Cooperation Discussion Gathering

The 8th APIC International Cooperation Gathering

The 8th International Cooperation Gathering was held on 30 May at the Tokyo Club, inviting Mr. Masato Kidera, former ambassador to China. He gave a speech on “Finishing My Duties as Ambassador to China”.

The 8th APIC International Cooperation Discussion Gathering

His speech was vivid and intriguing covering from his assignment as ambassador to China to the current Japan-China situation. During Q&A session, distinguished guests and participants actively raised questions and which helped them understand clearly China today.


The Association for the 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.

The following activities comprise the focus of the APIC mandate

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

APIC was established on September 8th 1975, for the pacific purpose of facilitating public understanding and cooperation on ODA through the provision of information regarding Official Development Assistance including ODA.

APIC was transformed into a general incorporated foundation following a legal revision on April 1st 2013, but still maintains its functions and activities according to its original mandate.

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