Briefing to Students from Iwate Prefecture by Minister Takahashi

26 August 2013

On August 26, ten high school students from Iwate Prefecture visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and received a briefing by Minister Takahashi.


Minister Takahashi provided a summary of the principal organs of the UN and the role of the Permanent Mission of Japan. He then touched on a variety of issues including peace and security, conflict prevention and resolution, global warming, and humanitarian aid. The Minister also discussed Japan’s PKO activities in South Sudan and its involvement in the sustainable socioeconomic development of developing nations. He explained his work and experience as a diplomat and advised the students that it is not only language skills but also enthusiasm and adaptability that become important when pursuing an international career.


The students showed great attentiveness and interest as they listened to Minister Takahashi’s briefing. During the Q&A session, students asked questions about the United Nations’ activities across a wide range of issues including armed conflict, natural disasters, and food security.



















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