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

PIC organized an online seminar titled “Pacific Islands Journey ~ Tuvalu~ ” with over 90 registered participants on 30 July 2021. This seminar has been certified as a commemorative project for the 9th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting(PALM9)to be held this summer.

Followed by the opening remarks by Honorary Consulate General Hisataka Endo, JICA representative made a presentation on attractiveness and challenges/issues of Tuvalu in addition to general information and the South Pacific Life Researcher gave a lecture on Tuvalu’s life and culture showing movie/pictures. At the last part, on behalf of Kakogawa City, PIC introduced their effort as Tuvalu host town in Tokyo 2020.

Please refer to the seminar programs as follows, and presentation materials are available by clicking the icon (PDF).

The recorded video is also available for one month (until the end of August) for those who could not attend the seminar on the day. Please click here. (Japanese only)

Opening remarks Mr. Hisataka Endo
Honorary Consul-General, Honorary Consulate-General of Tuvalu in Tokyo
Presentation: Tuvalu as coral country Ms. Rina Kurumisawa, Assistant Resident Representative
JICA Fiji Office  (PDF)
Talk Session: Inside the Real Life and People in Tuvalu Islands Ms. Monden Natsuyo, South Pacific Life Researcher and Interpreter(※)Re-recording is available here.
Introduction: Tuvalu Host town  

Kakogawa City(PDF

Q&A Session


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