Imai, the president of JVC, gives a lecture at Sofia University (2019).

Program Background

Global issues in the world tangle each other in a complex way across borders. In order to solve such issues, we work together through a network of citizen’s organizations. We are aiming at expanding a network of international cooperation to build societies where everyone is respected.

Events, Lectures, Development Education

To spread information about world situations that are not covered by the media, we gave lessons and lectures in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as in universities. We delivered the voices of local people and taught them how to be involved in international cooperation in Japan. We organized 35 events either online or face-to-face with a limited number of participants and dispatched information. Listed below are some examples.

  • “Peace study tour in Palestine: A country divided by walls” (online)

  • “Let us experience Africa under COVID-19 pandemic: An international cooperation workshop learning from the incidents in Sudan” (online)

  • “An urgent online event to face COVID-19: Crises of the people who are left behind and solidarity to overcome the issues” (online)

  • A lesson on international cooperation (at an elementary school in Kawasaki, Kanagawa)

Media Coverage

Besides the direct transmission of information through events, we appeared on various media such as newspapers, radio, and television to appeal to a broad range of people. We were introduced 33 times in the media in the fiscal year 2020. Our activities in Cambodia, Palestine, and Pyongyang were introduced in a film, I Don’t Allow Division, which was directed by a journalist, HORI Jun, as well in a book with the same title.

I Don’t Allow Division (2020)

[Source: JVC Annual Report 2020]

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