On March 27, students from Kumon Kokusai Junior High School in Yokohama, Japan, visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations to receive a briefing by Minister Takahiro Nakamae.
In his briefing, Minister Nakamae responded the group’s questions by explaining Japan’s responsibilities and contributions to the international community on such themes as human trafficking, Security Council reform, the nuclear energy issue, and the Senkaku Islands. He also talked about Human Security and the resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which Japan has been taking strong leadership on.
The students were well prepared on the issues of the nuclear energy situation and the Security Council reform. During the Q&A session, the students asked questions enthusiastically while showing great interest in the topics.