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Oku/Inoue Commemorative Youth UN Visit

25 March 2014

       On March 25th 2014, eight award-winning junior and senior high school students on a national speech/essay contest visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN through the Oku/Inoue Commemorative Youth UN Visit program.

 

       Ambassador Yoshikawa first gave a brief opening speech on the purpose of this youth program, as well as his memories with Ambassador Oku and Secretary Inoue, and concluded by expressing his hope that this visit would be meaningful to the students. Minister Takahashi also commented on his memories with Ambassador Oku and Secretary Inoue and explained in detail on his term in Iraq. First Secretary Yajima and Counsellor Nishimaki then explained the workings of the Permanent Mission of the Japan to the UN and the employment of Japanese nationals at the United Nations. The students also received a briefing from speakers from UNESCO and DPI.

 

       Through this two-day program, they visited the United Nations, UNICEF, Permanent Mission of Bhutan to the UN, and the Permanent Mission of the USA to the UN. On the second day, they enjoyed an interactive luncheon with Japanese UN staff, Ms. Watanabe, Ms. Sakamoto, and Mr. Izumi.

 

 

 

 


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