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PIC presents online seminar “Pacific Islands Journey” ~Tuvalu~

On Friday, July 30th, the International Organization Pacific Islands Center will hold the second edition of online seminar, the “Pacific Islands Series”. We will focus on Tuvalu, an island country consisting of nine coral islands scattered throughout the South Pacific Ocean. We would like to introduce the challenges/issues and charms of Tuvalu, including Tuvalu’s life and culture.

In addition to the presentations on Tuvalu, we plan to briefly introduce the efforts of Tuvalu’s host town, Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture. We hope that this seminar will help you to learn about Tuvalu from various perspectives and use it for future business plans.

This seminar has been certified as a commemorative project for the 9th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM9).

The outline of the seminar is as follows. We look forward to your participation.

Seminar outline:

Date:30 July 2021 (FRI)
Time:14:00-15:00 (JPN time)
Format:Online seminar (ZOOM)
Organized by:Pacific Islands Centre (PIC)
Language: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 30 July 2021

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

14:00-14:02 Opening remarks
Mr. Hisataka Endo
Honorary Consul-General, Honorary Consulate-General of Tuvalu in Tokyo
14:03-14:15 Presentation: Tuvalu as coral country
Ms. Rina Kurumisawa, Assistant Resident Representative
JICA Fiji Office
14:15-14:30 Talk Session: Inside the Real Life and People in Tuvalu Islands
Ms. Monden Natsuyo, South Pacific Life Researcher and Interpreter(※)
14:30-15:40 Introduction: Tuvalu Host town – Kakogawa City
15:40-15:50 Q&A
(Participants can send their Qs if any by pressing Q&A bottom at the Zoom screen)
(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)
15:50-15:00 Closing (Language: Japanese)
Mr. Ryuzo Saito, Director, Pacific Islands Centre

※:Monden Natsuyo who has been researching the life in remote islands in Tuvalu since 2004; the author of the first Tuvaluan language textbook in Japanese