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 (PALM9) to be held this summer.
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
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,
15:07-15:17 Presentation 3 Culture（Language: Japanese）
“Traditional and local FSM Cuisine”
Ms. Yuriko Aoki
World’s local cuisine researcher
(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