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PIC presents online seminar “Pacific Islands Journey” ~the Federated States of Micronesia~

On June 18 (FRI), the International Organization Pacific Islands Center will hold a seminar entitled “Pacific Islands Journey ~ the Federated States of Micronesia ~”.

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has a strong historical connection with Japan. Like the Palau and Marshall Islands, FSM was placed under the administration of Japan as a mandate during World War I and World War II. Therefore, there are many Nikkei who are active in the fields of politics and economy, including the first President Nakayama and former President Mori, and it is said that Japan is a country that is psychologically very close. The four states that make up the country (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae) are unique islands with different cultures, nature, and history.

In this online seminar, we will introduce the attractiveness of FSM mainly as a tourist destination, and also talk about trade and investment opportunities by government officials from the field. In addition, Ms. Yuriko Aoki, Local Food Specialist, will also explain the traditional cuisine of FSM.

This seminar has been certified as a commemorative project for the 9th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9to be held this summer.

Seminar outline:

Date: 18 June 2021 (FRI)
Time: 14:00-15:30 (JPN time)
Format: Online seminar (ZOOM)
Organized by: Pacific Islands Centre (PIC)
Supported by: Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia to Japan
Language: English / Japanese (No interpreter)
Participation: Free of charge
To join the seminar, please register from here
* You can change the language settings at the bottom of the form.

Application deadline: 12:00 PM (JPN Time) on 18 June 2021 

Program (JPN Time) *Please note that the program is subject to change without notice.

14:00-14:02 Opening remarks (Language: Japanese)
                   HE Mr. John Fritz
                   Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federated States of     
                   Micronesia to Japan

14:02-14:07 General Introduction of FSM (Language: Japanese)
                   Mr. Yukiteru Nanase
                   Embassy of Federated States of Micronesia in Japan

14:07-14:17 Presentation 1 Business (Language: English)
                   “Trade and Investment Opportunities in FSM”
                    Ms. Masako Johnnyboy
                    Program manager for Investment
                    Department of Resources & Development
                    Federated States of Micronesia National Government

14:17-15:07 Presentation 2 Tourism(Language: English/Japanese)
                   “FSM THE PLACE WE CALL HOME”
                    Mr. Bermance Aldis
                    Program Manager
                    Division of Tourism, FSM Department of Resources & Development    
                   ●Pohnpei・Yap・Chuuk: ‘Tourism information and attractiveness of 3 states’
                      Mr.Yukiteru Nanase (Same as above)
                   ●Kosrae: ‘Kosrae, Island of the Sleeping Lady’
                      Ms. Gennevieve V. Masao
                      Administrator, Division of Trade & Investment, Department of Resources and Economic Affairs,
                      Kosrae Government

15:07-15:17 Presentation 3 Culture(Language: Japanese)
      “Traditional and local FSM Cuisine”
       Ms. Yuriko Aoki
       World’s local cuisine researcher

15:17-15:27 Q&A
      (Participants can send their Qs if any by pressing Q&A bottom at the Zoom          
      (Due to the time limitation, we can’t provide whole answer, however PIC will
      gather all Qs and place all answers on the PIC website after the seminar)

15:27     Closing (Language: Japanese)
       Mr. Ryuzo Saito
       Director, Pacific Islands Centre