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 New Year’s Greetings  
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. In particular, APIC had no choice but to cancel and/or postpone programs that required international travel; however, we were able to continue support remotely for projects such as emergency aid for drought-prevention measures in Micronesia. Regarding APIC’s monthly Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues, with strict measures in place to prevent infection of COVID-19, we were able to hold the meeting several times and received a larger turnout than expected. Currently, in regards to the Xavier High School Exchange program, APIC is putting in all its effort to overcome any hardships the students may be facing due to the pandemic. APIC is planning several projects with regional areas, in particular Amacho, Shimane prefecture (Olympic and Paralympic host town of the Federated States of Micronesia-for further details please see APIC’s website).

COVID-19 looks to continue well into 2021, but I hope for a speedy end. APIC is looking toward the end of the pandemic and planning for brighter days ahead. The Pacific and Caribbean island regions are keeping their borders tight in order to overcome these difficult times, and APIC looks forward to the re-start of communications once again.

APIC will continue to develop and expand its projects even further throughout the upcoming year. We once again kindly ask for your continued support.

We offer our deepest sympathies to those who passed away due to COVID-19, and offer our prayers for a quick recovery of those infected by COVID-19.


Peter Yoshiyasu
APIC President
January 1st, 2021


APIC Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues: Upcoming Events


Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Japanese Government has declared a state of emergency until February 7th, 2021. In response, APIC has cancelled events until this date, and will post updates on its website regarding events scheduled after February 7th. In the case of cancellations, we will let you know on our website, so please check here for updates.

CANCELLED《372nd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues》
Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Lecturer: Mr. Takeo Akiba, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Topic: "Japanese Diplomacy Outlooks and Challenges in 2021" (Tentative)

《373rd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues》
Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Lecturer: Mr. Kazuo Kodama, President of the Foreign Press Center Japan
(Previous MOFA Ambassador of the Mission of Japan to the EU)
Topic: "Current Situation in the EU and 2021 Outlook" (Tentative)

《374th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues》
Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Lecturer: Mr. Yu Yokoi, former Japanese Ambassador to China
Topic: "Current Internal & External Affairs of China and Japan-China Relations" (Tentative)

Body temperature check, hand disinfection, wearing of masks/face coverings (except when eating/drinking), spaced seating etc. will be required of attendees on the day of the event in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to avoid the “3 C’s”.

In addition to automatically informing supporting members of upcoming events, APIC also provides information to non-members. Please inquire directly with APIC via telephone or e-mail.

■The APIC Japan Journalism Fellowship
Pacific and Caribbean Journalists Program 2019
(2019 Program)
The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) in association with the Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ) hosts senior journalists from the Pacific and Caribbean in Japan.

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371st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

EVENTS

2020.12.17

371st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues

Date: December 17th, 2020
Lecturer: Mr. Keiichi Ichikawa, Director-General/Assistant Minister (Ambassador) of North American Affairs Bureau

“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.

Back numbers of EVENTS are here



Water Tanks Donated to Pohnpei, FSM for Drought Aid

PROJECTS

2020.12.2

Water Tanks Donated to Pohnpei, FSM for Drought Aid

Acting upon a request from MCT, APIC donated a total of eight 1,000-gallon water tanks to the drought-damaged Kapamarangi Atoll and Weno Island.

2nd term APIC-MCT Exchange Student Graduates, article in Local Press

PROJECTS

2020.11.13

2nd term APIC-MCT Exchange Student Graduates, article in Local Press

Ms. Tamae Waguk, who entered Sophia University Graduate School in the 2nd term of the APIC-MCT Exchange Student Program, graduated September 2020.

News from Haiti Vol. 11 (final)

PROJECTS

2020.6.10

News from Haiti Vol. 11 (final)

Former Japanese Ambassador to Haiti Yoshiaka Hatta introduces his eleventh and final column on Haiti.

Back numbers of PROJECTS are here

WHAT'S NEW

-2020.12.17 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 371st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.12.2 UPDATE
PROJECTS "Water Tanks Donated to Pohnpei, FSM for Drought Aid"

-2020.11.27 UPDATE
EVENTS "“Dream Seminar”: APIC Endowment Talk Series in Amacho, Shimane Prefecture -1st Talk: Aon Japan President & CEO, APIC Director Mr. Tatsuya Yamamoto"

-2020.11.19 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 370th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.11.18 UPDATE
EVENTS "Opening ceremony for Micronesia Photo Exhibition “Pacific Light” in Amacho"

-2020.11.13 UPDATE
PROJECTS "2nd term APIC-MCT Exchange Student Graduates, article in Local Press"

-2020.10.14 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 369th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.9.23 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 368th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.9.2 UPDATE
EVENTS "Tonga: Blue Open Seas and Rugby- A Proud and Kind People"

-2020.8.28 UPDATE
EVENTS "Past “Pacific & Caribbean Islands Student Invitation Program” Participants Take Part in Japanese Speech Contest in Trinidad & Tobago"

-2020.7.16 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 367th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.6.10 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 11 (Final): Culture of Haiti"

-2020.2.27 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 366th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2020.2.13 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2020"

-2020.1.16 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 365th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2019.12.25 UPDATE
EVENTS “Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Bilateral Relations Deputy Director Invitation Program”

-2019.12.23 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 364th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.11.28 UPDATE
EVENTS “College of Micronesia Student Invitation Program”

-2019.11.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 363rd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.11.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “Federated States of Micronesia President Panuelo Reception”

-2019.11.18 UPDATE
EVENTS “APIC Congratulates FSM Ambassador Kasio Mida on Receiving Imperial Honors”

-2019.10.31 UPDATE
EVENTS “President of the Republic of Fiji and APIC President Sato Hold Talks”

-2019.10.18 UPDATE
EVENTS “Amacho & APIC Sign MoU”

-2019.10.18 UPDATE
EVENTS “Preliminary Research Conducted in Samoa”

-2019.10.18 UPDATE
PROJECTS “3rd Term MCT Exchange Students Enter Sophia University Graduate School”

-2019.10.18 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Summer Semester 2019 Tsuda University Short-term Internship Program”

-2019.10.11 UPDATE
EVENTS “Barbados Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports Invitation Program”

-2019.9.20 UPDATE
EVENTS “Office Relocation”

-2019.9.20 UPDATE
EVENTS “Sophia University Micronesia Exposure Tour‘19”

-2019.9.20 UPDATE
EVENTS “Visit to Caribbean Islands with Sophia University President Terumichi”

-2019.9.19 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 361st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.9.9 UPDATE
PROJECTS “News from Haiti: Vol. 10 part 1”

-2019.8.30 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Interview: Masato Honda, APIC Trustee (Toshin International Corp. Honorary Chairman)”

-2019.8.26 UPDATE
EVENTS “Yapp Catholic High School Invitation Program”

-2019.8.23 UPDATE
EVENTS “Chuuk State, Micronesia Young Leaders (tourism) Invitation Program”

-2019.8.1 UPDATE
EVENTS “Samoa Finance Minister & Chief Executive Officer Invitation Program”

-2019.8.1 UPDATE
EVENTS “CARICOMM Marine Security Members Invitation Program”

-2019.6.20 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 359th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.5.22 UPDATE
EVENTS “Young Leaders Invitation Program: Micronesia”

-2019.5.16 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 358th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.4.26 UPDATE
EVENTS “FSM National Historic Preservation officer Mr. Augustine Kohler Invitation & Tour of Japan-Cambodia Bilateral World Heritage-related Facilities”

-2019.4.22 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 357th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.4.4 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 356th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.3.25 UPDATE
EVENTS “Pacific Environmental Seminar Held in Samoa”

-2019.3.15 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Fall Semester 2018 Sophia University Short-term Internship Program”

-2019.2.28 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 355th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.2.28 UPDATE
EVENTS “Federated States of Micronesia Tourism Promotion Mission”

-2019.2.4 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 354th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.2.4 UPDATE
EVENTS “Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2019”

-2019.1.17 UPDATE
PROJECTS “News from Haiti Vol. 9”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 353rd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
EVENTS “‛Island Sustainability Symposium' held at Sophia University”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Interview: NID Chairman & Top Advisor Mr. Kouichi Komori”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Interview: University of the West Indies Alumni Dane Miller”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
PROJECTS “Interview: APIC-MCT Exchange Students Bradford and Bertha”

-2014.12.15 Update
Website renewal

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