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Aid for Speech Contest held in Trinidad and Tobago

EVENTS

2021.11.9

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

EVENTS

2021.10.20

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

EVENTS

2020.11.27

“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

EVENTS

2020.11.18

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

EVENTS

2020.8.28

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

EVENTS

2020.2.13

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

EVENTS

2019.12.25

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

EVENTS

2019.11.21

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

EVENTS

2019.11.28

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

EVENTS

2019.11.18

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

EVENTS

2019.10.31

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

EVENTS

2019.10.18

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

EVENTS

2019.10.18

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

EVENTS

2019.10.11

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.

Office Relocation

EVENTS

2019.9.20

Office Relocation

APIC has relocated to a brand-new office to accommodate an increase in staff and expansion of projects.

Sophia University Micronesia Exposure Tour ‘19

EVENTS

2019.9.20

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

EVENTS

2019.9.20

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

EVENTS

2019.8.26

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

EVENTS

2019.8.23

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

EVENTS

2019.8.1

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

EVENTS

2019.8.1

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

EVENTS

2019.4.26

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

EVENTS

2019.5.22

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

EVENTS

2019.3.25

Pacific Environmental Seminar Held in Samoa

An environmental seminar was held in Samoa in March, 2019

Federated States of Micronesia Tourism Promotion Mission

EVENTS

2019.2.28

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

EVENTS

2019.2.4

Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2019

The 4th Pacific & Caribbean Island Student Invitation took place for one month in January, 2019

EVENTS

2019.1.8

"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

EVENTS

2018.11.22

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

EVENTS

2018.11.22

‘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

EVENTS

2018.11.22

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

EVENTS

2018.12.6

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

EVENTS

2018.10.18

4th Sawara Experience: Sawara Fall Festival

The 4th 'Sawara Experience' took place on October 18th, 2018

Environmental Seminar held in Trinidad & Tobago

EVENTS

2018.10.18

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

EVENTS

2018.10.18

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”

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

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 I

EVENTS

2018.9.11

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”

EVENTS

2018.8.6

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

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

2018.2.28

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

2018.2.21

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

2018.1.11

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

2018.1.18

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

2018.1.18

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

2018.1.11

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

2017.12.15

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

2017.12.15

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

EVENTS

2017.10.31

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

2017.10.13

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

2017.11.1

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

2017.10.20

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

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

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".

Environmental Seminar held at Sophia University

EVENTS

2017.7.26

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

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.

「Pacific Islands and Caribbean Nations Student Invitation Program」Featured in Local Newspaper

EVENTS

2017.6.26

"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

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.

Signing Ceremony of Xavier High School and Sophia University Renewal of Partnership Agreement

EVENTS

2017.5.31

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”

EVENTS

2017.5.23

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

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 Second Caribbean Youth Leaders Invitation Program

EVENTS

2017.4.17

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

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 31st.

The Second Pacific Youth Leaders Program

EVENTS

2017.3.27

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

EVENTS

2017.3.16

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

EVENTS

2017.2.14

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

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.

Environmental Seminar in the Caribbean

EVENTS

2016.10.31

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

EVENTS

2016.10.31

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

2016.1.9

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.

7th APIC International Cooperation Discussion

EVENTS

2015.9.3

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

EVENTS

2015.7.14

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

EVENTS

2015.5.28

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

EVENTS

2015.5.27

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

EVENTS

2015.5.26

Palau Environmental Seminar: Opinion Exchange

An opinion exchange session was held by APIC at the Tokyo Club on May 21st

Pacific Festa 2015

EVENTS

2015.5.26

Pacific Festa 2015

The Pacific Festa 2015 was held for four days at the Karajan Square, Akasaka

Interview with FSM Ambassador to Japan

EVENTS

2015.5.18

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

EVENTS

2015.5.12

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

EVENTS

2015.5.8

Xavier High School Directors Visit Japan

Xavier High School former and current Directors visit Japan

Interview with Ambassador of the Republic of Palau

EVENTS

2015.3.31

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.

EVENTS

2015.2.19

Risa Oue Chosen as 2nd Student from Xavier H.S.

The second student to attend Sophia University was announced

APIC & Sophia University Sign MoU

EVENTS

2014.12.15

APIC & Sophia University Sign MoU

On December 16th APIC and Sophia University signed an MoU

Micronesian President Given Honorary Doctorate Degree

EVENTS

2014.12.15

Micronesian President Given Honorary Doctorate Degree

President Mori of Micronesia received an honorary doctorate degree from Sophia University

APIC & MCT MoU

EVENTS

2014.12.15

APIC & MCT MoU

On October 18th APIC President Sato signed an MoU with MCT

Sophia Univ. President pays FSM President Courtesy Call

EVENTS

2014.12.15

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”

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2014.12.15

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

EVENTS

2014.12.15

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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