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EVENTS OF THE PAST

The 351st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2018.10.18

The 351st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: October 18th, 2018
Lecturer: Mr. Hiroshi Oka, Director-General / Assistant Minister (Ambassador) to the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

First Xavier Exchange Student’s Graduation Celebration Dinner

EVENTS

2018.10.18

First Xavier Exchange Student’s Graduation Celebration Dinner

A celebratory dinner was held at the Tokyo Club for Ms. Helen Mori, first graduate of the Xavier-Sophia Scholarship Program

Sophia University’s “Micronesia Exposure Tour 2018”

EVENTS

2018.10.18

Sophia University’s “Micronesia Exposure Tour 2018”

The 4th "Micronesia Exposure Tour" took place from August 25th to September 5th, 2018

The 350th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2018.9.21

The 350th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: September 20th, 2018
Lecturer: Mr. Ken’ichiro Sasae, former Ambassador to the United States

PM Gonsalves of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Visit to Japan

EVENTS

2018.9.6

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 1

EVENTS

2018.9.11

Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk State Young Leader Invitation Program 1

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”

EVENTS

2018.8.6

The 3rd Japan Experience Project “SAWARA Experience”

On June 23rd 2018 the third Japan Experience Project “SAWARA Experience” took place

The Voice of the Ambassador to Micronesia

EVENTS

2018.7.23

The Voice of the Ambassador to Micronesia

Japanese Ambassador to Micronesia Mr. Ryoichi Horie's article appeared in the Yomiuri newspaper

The 349th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2018.7.19

The 349th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: July 19th, 2018
Lecturer: Mr. Kenji Kanasugi, Director-General/Assistant Minister of Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau

The 348th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2018.6.21

The 348th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: June 21st, 2018
Lecturer: Mr. Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (Economics)

The 347th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2018.5.17

The 347th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: May 17th, 2018
Lecturer: Mr. Hideo Suzuki, Director-General & Deputy Assistant Minister of Global Issues (Ambassador)

Francis X. Hezel, SJ Speech at Sophia University

EVENTS

2018.5.11

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.

EVENTS

2018.4.5

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

EVENTS

2018.3.26

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

EVENTS

2018.4.5

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

EVENTS

2018.4.5

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.

Environmental Seminar held in F.S.M.

EVENTS

2018.3.29

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

EVENTS

2018.2.13

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

EVENTS

2018.6.22

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’

EVENTS

2018.6.22

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’

EVENTS

2018.6.22

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

EVENTS

2018.6.22

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

EVENTS

2018.4.26

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

EVENTS

2017.11.16

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

EVENTS

2018.3.29

Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program 2017

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.

Xavier Exchange Students Participate in Sawara Festival

EVENTS

2018.3.29

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

EVENTS

2018.3.29

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

EVENTS

2018.4.26

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”

EVENTS

2018.3.29

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

EVENTS

2017.10.18

Environmental Seminar Held in Barbados

The third Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program 2017 was held in October for ten days.

Anime Expert Goes to Barbados

EVENTS

2017.9.20

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

EVENTS

2017.9.6

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

EVENTS

2017.8.9

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".

Interview with Graduate of University of West Indies

EVENTS

2017.7.28

Interview with Graduate of University of West Indies

On July 14th, an interview with UWI graduate and APIC Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2016 participant Shekira Thompson took place (interviewer: Ayaka Matsuo).

Environmental Seminar held at Sophia University

EVENTS

2017.7.25

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, this is the fifth of such seminar to be held thus far.

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Invitation Program

EVENTS

2017.7.25

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.

MoU Signing Ceremony with Toyo University

EVENTS

2017.6.21

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

EVENTS

2017.6.15

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.

Micronesia Photo Exhibition

EVENTS

2017.5.16

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

EVENTS

2017.5.16

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

EVENTS

2017.4.24

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

EVENTS

2017.4.21

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 Reception Party for the Pacific Young Leaders

EVENTS

2017.4.12

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 31th.

The Second the Pacific Youth Leaders program

EVENTS

2017.3.27

The Second the 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.

The 2nd Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program

EVENTS

2017.1.23

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

EVENTS

2017.1.10

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.

Six Journalists from the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean Visited Japan

EVENTS

2016.11.14

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.

Environment Seminar in Caribbean

EVENTS

2016.10.31

Environment Seminar in 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.

Micronecia Students Exchange Program

EVENTS

2016.10.31

Micronecia Students Exchange Program

On 31st October, four students from Junior College of Micronecia 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.

The Second Summer Program for Students of Sophia University / Junior College Division at College of Micronesia -

EVENTS

2016.10.6

"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.

Interview with CEO of Save the Children Japan (SCJ)

EVENTS

2016.10.4

"Interview with CEO of Save the Children Japan (SCJ)"

On 25 August, the interns at APIC from Sophia University interviewed Mr. Kunio Senga, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save the Children Japan (SCJ) as part of their internship program.

Sophia Internship students interview Mr. Yamamoto, President of Aon Japan Ltd.

EVENTS

2016.10.04

Sophia Internship students interview Mr. Yamamoto, President of Aon Japan Ltd.

On 24 August 2016, three Internship students of Sophia University visited Mr. Yamamoto, President & Chief Executive Officer CEO of Aon Japan Ltd.

Thank-you Letters from Students at Shotoku Gakuen Junior and Senior High School

EVENTS

2016.9.8

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.

Water Tank Support for the Isolated Islands of Micronesia

EVENTS

2016.8.10

Water Tank Support for the Isolated Islands of Micronesia

APIC has been working together with the MCT to support the restoration business of the drought of Sapwuahfik atoll in Pohnpei, Micronesia. An article about this project has appeared in a newspaper in Micronesia.

A Dinner in Honor of Mr. Mitsuhiko Sakamoto

EVENTS

2016.7.19

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

EVENTS

2016.6.7

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

EVENTS

2016.3.3

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.

Interview with the Representative of Asian Development Bank (ADB) at Japanese Representative Office

EVENTS

2016.3.1

Interview with the Representative of Asian Development Bank (ADB) at Japanese Representative Office

On 17 February, Interns of APIC interviewed Mr. Tomomi Tamaki, Representative of ADB Japan Office.

Welcome Reception for the Pacific Islands Young Leaders

EVENTS

2016.2.23

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

EVENTS

2016.2.2

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”

EVENTS

2016.1.12

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.

Office Relocation

EVENTS

2015.12.7

Office Relocation

Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) has relocated its office.We welcome your visit to our new office and appreciate your continuous support.

6 journalists from the Pacific Islands visited Japan

EVENTS

2015.10.30

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

EVENTS

2015.10.20

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

EVENTS

2015.10.6

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

EVENTS

2015.9.11

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

EVENTS

2015.9.7

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

EVENTS

2015.9.3

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.

WHAT'S NEW

-2017.7.25 Update
EVENTS "Minister of Education, Youth and Information Invitation Program"

-2017.6.21 Update
EVENTS "MoU Signing Ceremony with Toyo University"

-2017.6.15 Update
EVENTS "APIC has invited Principal of Cave Hill Campus of The University of West Indies"

-2017.6.15 Update
EVENTS "The 337th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.5.18 Update
EVENTS "The 336th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.5.16 Update
EVENTS "Micronesia Photo Exhibition "Tropical Light" Opening Ceremony and Reception"

-2017.5.16 Update
EVENTS "Lecture by Photographer / Writer Floyd Takeuchi"

-2017.4.24 Update
EVENTS "The Reception Party Held for the Caribbean Leadership Program"

-2017.4.21 Update
EVENTS "MoU Signing Ceremony with Tsuda Univesrity"

-2016.4.20 Update
EVENTS "The 335th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.4.12 Update
EVENTS "The Reception Party for the Pacific Young Leaders"

-2017.3.27 Update
EVENTS "The Second the Pacific Youth Leaders program"

-2016.3.24 Update
PROJECTS "Micronesia Photo Exhibition ~“Tropical Light” -- Photographs by Floyd K. Takeuchi~"

-2016.3.16 Update
EVENTS "The 334th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.3.15 Update
PROJECTS "APIC Short-term Internship Program"

-2016.2.16 Update
EVENTS "The 333th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.1.23 Update
EVENTS "The 2nd Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program"

-2016.1.19 Update
EVENTS "The 332th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2017.1.10 Update
EVENTS "The 2nd Pacific Islands and West Indies Students Invitation Program"

-2014.12.15 Update
Website renewal

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