Pacific & Caribbean Journalists Program 2022
APIC, in cooperation with the Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ) held its Pacific & Caribbean Journalist Program 2022 from October 16th to 25th.
Jamaica Minister of Farming and Fisheries Invitation Program
The Jamaican Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Mr. Pearnel Charles Jr. took part in APIC’s invitational program from October 11th to 17th, 2022.
Support for 2022 Japanese Language Speech Contest in Trinidad and Tobago
On September 30th 2022, the Japanese Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago in conjunction with the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus Centre for Language Learning held their fifth Japanese Language Speech Contest. APIC sponsored the event as the year prior.
Construction of Visitor’s Center at Nan Madol Ruins in FSM
APIC provided support for the name plaque and information board at the Nan Madol Visitor’s Center’s entrance with the cooperation of the Japanese Embassy in FSM as part of its assistance in heritage protection.
APIC President Meets with Haitian Ambassador Honorat
On June 13th, 2022 APIC President Shigeie had a luncheon with Haitian Ambassador to Japan HE Mr. Helph Monod Honorat.
Marshall Islands Appoints New Ambassador to Japan
APIC President Shigeie visited the Embassy of the Republic of Marshall Islands where he congratulated the newly appointed Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Mr. Alexander Carter Bing on his new position.
President Panuelo of the Federated States of Micronesia Sends Letter to Former APIC President Yoshiyasu Sato
With the resignation of former APIC President Sato, Federated States of Micronesia President Panuelo sent President Sato a letter of gratitude dated November 20th.
Aid for Speech Contest held in Trinidad and Tobago
On October 19th, 2021, a Japanese speech contest was held at the St. Augustine campus Language Learning Center of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, with the joint support of the local Japanese embassy and sponsored by APIC
Japan・CARICOM Friendship and Cooperation Fund Support Donation of COVID-19 Test Collection Kits to Caribbean Public Health Agency
COVID-19 test collection kits were donated to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) through the Japan・CARICOM Friendship and Cooperation Fund to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the CARICOM member nations.
“Dream Seminar”: APIC Endowment Talk Series in Amacho, Shimane Prefecture
The first talk of a number to follow in the "Dream Seminar" APIC Endowment Talk Series was held on November 17th, 2020
Opening ceremony for Micronesia Photo Exhibition “Pacific Light” in Amacho
The opening ceremony was held in Amacho for the year-long rotating "Pacific Light" photo exhibition
Past “Pacific & Caribbean Islands Student Invitation Program” Participants Take Part in Japanese Speech Contest in Trinidad & Tobago
A virtual Japanese speech contest was held at UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago on August 21st, 2020.
Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2020
Six students from the Pacific Island and Caribbean Island regions participated in Sophia University's January Session program.
Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Bilateral Relations Deputy Director Invitation Program
Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Deputy Director Davis visited Japan from Novemer 17th to 23rd.
Federated States of Micronesia President Panuelo Reception
On November 11th, 2019, APIC President Peter Sato held a Welcome Dinner for the 9th President of the Federated States of Micronesia, President Panuelo.
College of Micronesia Student Invitation Program
Four students from COM came to Japan from November 6th to 21st under APIC's Student Invitation Program
APIC Congratulates FSM Ambassador Kasio Mida on Receiving Imperial Honors
On November 7th, 2019, His Excellency Kasio Mida, Sr., former Ambassador to Japan from the Federated States of Micronesia, has been bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, by the Honorable Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.
President of the Republic of Fiji and APIC President Sato Hold Talks
On October 21st, 2019, Republic of Fiji President Konrote and APIC President Sato held talks in Tokyo.
Amacho & APIC Sign MoU
The town of Amacho, Shimane Prefecture, and APIC signed an MoU on October 15th regarding their joint activities.
Preliminary Research Conducted in Samoa
APIC is considering expanding its support to the Independent Nation of Samoa, and conducted a research report in Amacho for a tentative invitation program for Samoans in Amacho.
Barbados Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports Invitation Program
Barbados Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports Minister King and Deputy Secretary Drayton visited Japan from September 29th to October 5th, 2019.
APIC has relocated to a brand-new office to accommodate an increase in staff and expansion of projects.
Sophia University Micronesia Exposure Tour ‘19
Sophia University and Sophia Junior College held their 5th "Micronesia Exposure Tour" from August 24th to September 6th, 2019.
Visit to Caribbean Islands with Sophia University President Terumichi
Sophia University President Terumichi and APIC executives visited UWI campuses to talk about joint projects.
Yapp Catholic High School Invitation Program
Father Richard McAuliff of Yapp Catholic High School visited Japan from August 4th to 10th, 2019.
Chuuk State, Micronesia Young Leaders (tourism) Invitation Program
Four young leaders of Chuuk State Micronesia's tourism industry came to Japan from July 28th to August 4th, 2019.
Samoa Finance Minister & Chief Executive Officer Invitation Program
The Finance Minister and Chief Executive Officer of Samoa visited Japan from July 21st to July 27th, 2019.
CARICOM Marine Security Members Invitation Program
Three high-ranking members from two CARICOM states visited Japan from July 7th to 13th, 2019, to undergo maritime border safety training and on-site observations.
FSM National Historic Preservation officer Mr. Augustine Kohler Invitation & Tour of Japan-Cambodia Bilateral World Heritage-related Facilities
Mr. Augustine Kohler of the National Historic Preservation Officer of the FSM visited Japan under the guide of Professor Kataoka of Sophia University.
Young Leaders Invitation Program: Micronesia
Three women from the Micronesia Region visited Japan for one week as part of APIC's Young Leaders Invitation Program
Pacific Environmental Seminar Held in Samoa
An environmental seminar was held in Samoa in March, 2019
Federated States of Micronesia Tourism Promotion Mission
APIC members and others visited FSM from February 9th to 17th as part of a tourism promotion mission
Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2019
The 4th Pacific & Caribbean Island Student Invitation took place for one month in January, 2019
"Island Sustainability Symposium" held at Sophia University
Sophia University Global Environmental Studies Research center held a symposium along with Sophia University, APIC, Javeriana University of Colombia, and the support of Sophia University Graduate School Global Environmental Studies
College of Micronesia Student Invitation Program 2018: Sophia & Reitaku Universities Accept Short-term Students
Four students from COM-FSM came to Japan for a 2-week exchange program
‘Pacific Light’ Photo Exhibit at Toyo University
Mr. Floyd Takeuchi's photo exhibit 'Pacific Light' shown at Toyo University
Photo Exhibit at 30th Anniversary of Japan & Micronesia Diplomatic Ties Ceremony
Photographer Mr. Floyd Takeuchi's photo exhibit took place in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Japan-FSM Diplomatic Relations celebration at the Hotel Okura
Pacific and Caribbean Journalists Program 2018
These are profiles of this year’s Pacific-Caribbean Journalists Program, which were written by two students from Japanese universities who were also full participants in the program.
4th Sawara Experience: Sawara Fall Festival
The 4th 'Sawara Experience' took place on October 18th, 2018
Environmental Seminar held in Trinidad & Tobago
The 3rd 'Environmental Seminar' was held on September 27th, 2018, at UWI in Trinidad & Tobago
Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk State Young Leader Invitation Program II
APIC invited Mr. Curtis Graham and Director Marcellus Akapito of the State Conservation Board from September 22nd to 29th, 2018.
Sophia University’s “Micronesia Exposure Tour 2018”
The 4th "Micronesia Exposure Tour" took place from August 25th to September 5th, 2018
PM Gonsalves of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Visit to Japan
PM Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and Grenadines was invited to Japan through MoFA's Invitational Program
Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk State Young Leader Invitation Program I
APIC invited Chuuk state Senator Wisney Nakayama and Jayson Robert, Deputy Attorney General of Chuuk state to Japan from July 22nd to 29th, 2018
The 3rd Japan Experience Project “SAWARA Experience”
On June 23rd 2018 the third Japan Experience Project “SAWARA Experience” took place
Francis X. Hezel, SJ Speech at Sophia University
Francis X. Hezel,SJ, famed Micronesian researcher was invited to Japan and gave a speech at Sophia University.
Environmental Seminar held in F.S.M.
On March 22nd, 2018, the third Environmental Seminar was held in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Assistance to Commemorate 25th Founding Anniversary of COM-FSM
On March 21st, 2018, during his visit to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, APIC President Peter Sato presented Vice President of COM-FSM Frankie Harriss with a $20,000 commemorative check.
APIC President Peter Sato’s Visit to Micronesia
From March 20th to 27th, APIC President Peter Sato visited the Federated States of Micronesia.
APIC Pacific Islands Leaders Invitation Program: Mr. Yogesh Karan
Mr. Yogesh Karan, Permanent Secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister of Fiji was invited to Japan as part of APIC’s Pacific Leaders Invitation Program from the 18th to 23rd of March 2018.
APIC-Reitaku University Student Exchange Project: Short-term Micronesia Study Abroad Program
Students return to Micronesia after coming to Japan for six months under the College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) and Reitaku University short-term study abroad program.
10th International Co-operation Discussion Gathering
On January 30th, 2018, APIC hosted its 10th International Co-operation Discussion Gathering at the Tokyo Club. The speaker was Mr. Masato Kitera, Japanese Ambassador to France.
Pacific Islands and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2018
A short-term exchange program was held for approximately one month with students from the Pacific and Caribbean Islands
Xavier Exchange Students Participate in ‘All Sophian Christmas 2017’
On December 15th, 2017, six Xavier exchange students participated in Sophia University's "All Sophian Christmas"
JICA Global Plaza Micronesia Photo Exhibit ‘Pacific Light’
The photo exhibit 'Pacific Light' was displayed at JICA's Global Plaza for one month.
Pacific Leader Invitation Program: Senator Urusemal, former President of FSM
Senator Urusemal from Micronesia was invited to Japan from November 27th to December 2nd, 2017 for an official visit.
Pacific Islands Leader Invitation Program: Samoan Minister of Information and Communication Technology
Samoan Minister of Information and Communication Technology Mr. Afamasaga Lepuia'l Rico Tupa'l was invited to Japan under APIC's Pacific Islands Leader Invitation Program.
COM-FSM Student Invitation Program: Students to Study Abroad at Reitaku University & Sophia Junior College
Four students from the College of Micronesia-FSM participated in a student exchange for three weeks from October 30th to November 17th.
Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program 2017
The third Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program 2017 was held in October for ten days.
Xavier Exchange Students Participate in Sawara Festival
Xavier High School exchange students took part in the Sawara Matsuri festival the town of Sawara, Chiba prefecture on October 14th, 2017.
Xavier Exchange Students Participate in Oktoberfest
On October 6th, Xavier High School exchange students were invited by the Tokyo South Rotary Club to participate in the club’s Oktoberfest.
University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus: Principal Invitation Program
Dr. Copeland, Principal of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus and others were invited to Japan for a one-week program.
Sophia University “Micronesia Exposure Tour”
Students from Sophia University participated in the“Micronesia Exposure Tour” from September 10th to 17th, 2017.
Environmental Seminar Held in Barbados
An environmental seminar and associated workshops were held at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, Barbados, on September 18th and 19th, 2017.
Anime Expert Goes to Barbados
For two days in the beginning of September, AnimeKon, an anime event, took place in Barbados. Associate professor Takahashi from the Japanese college Digital Hollywood University Graduate School gave a presentation at the event an also lectured at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
Luncheon with Senators from the Federated States of Micronesia
Chancellor Kōso of Sophia School Corporation hosted a luncheon at Sophia University on August 25th. Among those in attendance were Sen. Urusemal, former president of FSM, Ambassador Fritz, and Mr. Kōso, among others.
2017 Pacific Islands Leaders Invitation Program
Vice-chairman Esmond B. Moses and Pohnpei governor Marcelo K. Peterson visited Japan for eight days starting August 6th under the "Pacific Islands Leaders Invitation Program".
Environmental Seminar held at Sophia University
On July 20th, 2017, Sophia University and APIC held a joint environmental seminar based on the MoU (memorandum of understanding) signed between the two organizations.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Invitation Program
From July 9th to 14th the Jamaican Minister of Education, Youth and Information Mr. Ruel B. Reid and five other members were invited to Japan.
"Pacific Islands and Caribbean Nations Student Invitation Program" Featured in Local Newspaper
"Pacific Islands and Caribbean Nations Student Invitation Program" was featured in The Marshall Islands Journal. The program commenced in 2015 with the cooperation of Sophia University, and has taken place two times to date.
MoU Signing Ceremony with Toyo University
On June 15th, 2017, APIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Toyo University at a signing ceremony conducted by Mr. Yoshiyasu Sato, President of APIC and Mr. Makio Takemura, President of Toyo University.
APIC has invited Principal of Cave Hill Campus of The University of West Indies
APIC has invited Principal of Cave Hill Campus of The University of West Indies (UWI), Violet Eudine Barriteau. She will stay in japan from June 10th to 18th, 2017.
Signing Ceremony of Xavier High School and Sophia University Renewal of Partnership Agreement"
On May 29th, 2017, Sophia University revised part of its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Xavier High School and held a signing ceremony.
Commemorative Dinner for Floyd Takeuchi’s Micronesia Photo Exhibit “Tropical Light”
On May 13th, a commemorative dinner was held at the Tokyo Club for photographer Floyd K. Takeuchi’s solo exhibition “Tropical Light”.
Micronesia Photo Exhibition "Tropical Light"
Opening Ceremony and Reception
On May 20th, 2017, the opening ceremony and reception for the Micronesia photo exhibition～ “Tropical Light”--photographs by Floyd K. Takeuchi～ were held.
Lecture by Photographer / Writer Floyd Takeuchi
On May 12th, 2017, a lecture by Floyd K. Takeuchi was held at Sophia University. The lecture was a part of the Micronesia photo exhibition entitled “Tropical Light”.
The Reception Party Held for the Caribbean Leadership Program
On April 21st, towards the end of the Caribbean Leadership Program, a reception party organized by APIC was held at the Tokyo Club.
MoU Signing Ceremony with Tsuda Univesrity
On April 7th, the president of APIC, Mr. Peter Sato signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding an inclusive education partnership with the president of Tsuda University, Ms. Yuko Takahashi.
The Second the Caribbean Youth Leaders Invitation Program
The “Caribbean Nations Young Leaders Invitation Program” was held for one week from April 15th, 2017. One leader from Barbados, Jamaica, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, and the secretariat of Caricom visited Japan.
The Reception Party for the Pacific Young Leaders
Towards the end of the training program, a reception party for the Pacific Young Leaders was held at the Tokyo Club on the evening of March 31st.
The Second Pacific Youth Leaders Program
The Second Pacific Leaders Program will begin on May 27th, 2017. APIC has invited three young leaders from the Republic of Palau and from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Environmental Seminar in the Republic of Marshall Islands
On March 7th, 2017, APIC held the third Pacific Environmental Seminar in the Republic of Marshall Islands.
9th International Co-operation Discussion Gathering
The 9th International Co-operation Discussion Gathering was held on February 13th. The current Japanese Ambassador to France, Mr. Masato Kitera gave a lecture at the Tokyo Club.
The 2nd Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program
On January 14th, students from the Pacific and West Indies took a day trip to Kamakura as part of the Pacific and West Indies Students Invitation Program, jointly organized by Sophia University.
The 2nd Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program
On 4th January, 16 students from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean arrived in Japan. They took part in the lectures at Sophia University until the end of January.
6 journalists from the Pacific Islands and Caribbean visited Japan
The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) in collaboration with the Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ), invited six journalists from Pacific island and Caribbean nations to Japan.
Environmental Seminar in the Caribbean
On October 31, a Caribbean environment seminar was held at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica as a series of environment seminars.
Micronesia Students Exchange Program
On 31st October, four students from Junior College of Micronesia arrived at Japan. For three weeks, they took part in the lectures and other activities outside campus with Japanese students at Reitaku University and Sophia University.
"Micronesia Intercultural Experience Tour"
Sophia University and Sophia University Junior College Division conducted the second "Micronesian Intercultural Experience Tour" from September 11 to 18 in which eight students participated.
Thank-you Letters from Students at Shotoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Students from Shotoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School had a cultural exchange with Xavier High School International Students and we received thank-you letters from them.
A Dinner in Honor of Mr. Mitsuhiko Sakamoto
On 8 July, APIC held a dinner in honor of Mr. Mitsuhiko Sakamoto, together with Sophia University at the Tokyo Club.
The 8th APIC International Cooperation Discussion Gathering
The 8th International Cooperation Gathering was held on 30 May at the Tokyo Club, inviting Mr. Masato Kidera, former ambassador to China.
Pacific Islands Young Leadership Program
APIC implemented an invitation program called “Pacific Islands Young Leadership Program” from February 21-28, 2016, under which two young leaders were invited from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau, respectively.
Welcome Reception for the Pacific Islands Young Leaders
On 23 February, President of APIC, Yoshiyasu Sato hosted a welcome reception for the Pacific Islands Young Leaders at The Tokyo Club.
Pacific and West Indies Student’s Presentation & Farewell Party
On 29 January, invited students made presentations about their impressions of Japan and what they learned during their stay in Japan, followed by a farewell party at Sophia University.
Kamakura tour for the “Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program
As a part of this program, the students from the Pacific Islands and the West Indies took a day trip to Kamakura city.
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6 journalists from the Pacific Islands visited Japan
APIC invited 6 journalists form the Pacific Islands in collaboration with Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ). During this visit, they had a chance to see some of the progressive approach of Japan regarding environmental protection and uses of energy resources with their own eyes.
Summer Program for Students of Sophia University / Junior College Division at College of Micronesia
15 students from the Sophia University and Sophia University Junior College Division took part in a summer study program at the College of Micronesia from 6 to 16 September 2015.
Creation of the Caribbean Islands Exchange Program
During Prime Minister Abe’s official trip to Jamaica, an official signing of an MOU between the Caribbean Islands and Sophia University, was held in the presence of Prime Minister Abe and Jamaican Prime Minister.
Interview with Mr. Sakamoto Mitsuhiko
On 4 September, Ms. Risa Oue, the second recipient of "APIC-Sophia Xavier High School International Students Scholarship" visited and interviewed Mr. Sakamoto Mitsuhiko, Adviser of Yukigaya Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Symposium about Environmental Protection in the Pacific Islands
On August 31st, 2015, in cooperation with Sophia University and Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Palau , APIC hosted “Environmental Protection Symposium in the Pacific Islands” at Palau International Coral Reef Center.
Interview with Amb. Simanouchi, Councilor of APIC
Interns of APIC interviewed former Amb. Ken Simanouchi, Councilor of APIC and Special Envoy for Japan-CARICOM Relations.
7th APIC International Cooperation Discussion
Former President Mori of FSM gave the keynote lecture at the 7th APIC International Cooperation Discussion
Palau Environmental Conservation Symposium: Pre-meeting with Sophia Uni. Prof. McDonald & Ambassador Matsutaro of Palau
A meeting was held with Prof. McDonald and Ambassador Matsutaro regarding the upcoming symposium
MoU Signed Between APIC and Reitaku University
A MoU between Reitaku University and APIC was signed on May 27th
Commemorative Sophia University/APIC Education Cooperation Agreement Symposium
A joint-effort symposium was held on May 22nd between APIC and Sophia University
Palau Environmental Seminar: Opinion Exchange
An opinion exchange session was held by APIC at the Tokyo Club on May 21st
Pacific Festa 2015
The Pacific Festa 2015 was held for four days at the Karajan Square, Akasaka
Interview with FSM Ambassador to Japan
APIC intern Ms. Otaka held an interview with Ambassador John Fritz of The Federated States of Micronesia
7th Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting Commemoration
On May 8th a dinner was held to commemorate the 7th Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting
Xavier High School Directors Visit Japan
Xavier High School former and current Directors visit Japan
Interview with Ambassador of the Republic of Palau
APIC interns interviewed Ambassador Mr. Matsutaro of Palau
Risa Oue Chosen as 2nd Student from Xavier H.S.
The second student to attend Sophia University was announced
APIC & Sophia University Sign MoU
On December 16th APIC and Sophia University signed an MoU
Micronesian President Given Honorary Doctorate Degree
President Mori of Micronesia received an honorary doctorate degree from Sophia University
APIC & MCT MoU
On October 18th APIC President Sato signed an MoU with MCT
Sophia Univ. President pays FSM President Courtesy Call
On August 21st, APIC's Japanese Delegation paid a courtesy call to FSM President Mori
APIC’s Support of “The Micronesian Challenge”
APIC resolved to support MCT's "The Micronesian Challenge" and presented the MCT with a ten-thousand dollar check
Inauguration of Xavier High School Exchange Student Program
Xavier High School was named one of Sophia University's Designated Overseas High Schools
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