Staff Interview: Naoko WATANABE (South Africa Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMIZU, June 16th, 2016] Hello, my name is Haruka Shimizu. I am a PR intern for JVC. I will interview today Ms. Naoko Watanabe in charge of the South Africa Project. Mr. Shirakawa recommended her as the most beautiful woman of JVC in the last staff interview. We, PR interns, are also talking about her; “She is too charming!” Why did she take part in the field of international cooperation and South Africa? I’m looking forward to talking with her about many things!

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Staff Interview: Yoriko YAMAMURA (Palestine Project)

[Produced by our 2016 Public Relations Intern: Kiyomi KAMIYA, Harune TANAKA, March 23rd, 2017] Hello. This article is written by Harune Tanaka and Kiyomi Kamiya, the 2016 Public Relations interns. We are about to finish our internship and would like to continue the staff interview which 2015 Public Relations interns started last year. We have interviewed Ms. Yamamura, who joined JVC in 2016, and Mr. Imai, who has been transferred from the local office in Sudan to the JVC Tokyo Office. We hope the interviews offer you an opportunity to get to know the JVC staff members. Ms. Yamamura has been working in Palestine since February 2017. This interview was…

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Staff Interview: Ryo ONOYAMA (Afghanistan Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMIZU, March 24th, 2015] Hello, my name is Haruka Shimizu. I am a PR intern for JVC. Because of the security situation in Afghanistan, Japanese staff cannot reside or go on a business trip there. Mr. Onoyama, who is in charge of the Afghanistan project, keenly continues his support from Tokyo under such circumstances. Where do his strong will and passion come from? I am also going to ask about his nice beard in this interview.

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Staff Interview: Sumiko TERANISHI (Korean Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMIZU, March 23rd, 2016] [*Ms. Teranishi recently moved to AYUS, another NGO working for international cooperation (http://ngo-ayus.jp).] Hello, my name is Haruka Shimizu. I am a PR intern for JVC. In today’s staff interview, we have Ms. Teranishi who is described as a “Caretaker of JVC” by Ms. Namiki who is in charge of the Palestine project. Ms. Teranishi is not only in charge of the Korean project, but also in charge of taking care of interns every day. She is an unsung hero. She seldom speaks about herself because she is shy. Other staffs don’t know much about her in details.…

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Staff Interview: Mai NAMIKI(Secretariat of the Palestine Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Yuka WATANABE, March 15th, 2016] Hello everyone, I am the Public Relations intern Watanabe. Today, I will be interviewing Ms. Namiki, who is currently in charge of the Palestine Project. She has been dedicated to the Middle East since her university days. I wonder what kind of stories she has to tell, so I look forward to hearing it!!

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Staff Interview: Reiko KOBAYASHI(Sudan Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern Haruka Shimizu, February 16, 2016] Hello everyone! My name is Haruka SHIMIZU, Public Relations Intern for JVC. This is already the 10th installment of staff interview marking the halfway of the series. Today, I would like to introduce Ms. Reiko Kobayashi who is in charge of the Sudan Project since July, 2015. Her slim figure and polite manners are quite impressive. On the other hand, she was often observed by her colleagues making a joke with a straight face or tying her hair with a bulldog clip… I am curious to know what kind of person she is. I will try to discover…

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Staff Interview: Tomoko ISHIKAWA (Secretariat of the concert project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMIZU, December 11th, 2015] Hello everyone, I am the public relations intern Haruka Shimizu. In our sixth installment of staff interviews, we have Ms. Tomoko Ishikawa. When she was a student, she went to the JVC’s Concert for International Cooperation. Later on, it led her to her current task in charge of the Secretariat for the Concert Project. This concert contributes its profit to JVC’s activities. Ms. Ishikawa, in charge of this great event, is a mother of two children. I would like to find out about her experiences in student days, family life and organizing concerts!

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Staff Interview: Masato HIRANO (in charge of the Laos project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Yuka WATANABE, February 15th, 2016] Hello everyone, I am the public relations intern Yuka Watanabe. Here is the blog article number 9! This time, I will be interviewing Masato Hirano who spent three and a half years in Laos since 2008, and worked for three years in the Tokyo office. He is now working again in Laos since November 2015. We will deliver a picture of the interview we took just before the appointment.

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Staff Interview: Miki IKEDA (Accountant & Iraq Project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMIZU, December 3rd, 2015] Hello, my name is Haruka Shimizu. I am a PR intern for JVC. In our fifth installment of staff interviews, we have Mr. Miki Ikeda, in charge of accounting and our Iraq project. It is important for NGOs to manage money rigorously as in companies, since many supporters donate the money. Why does he take part in the Iraq project at the same time? Let’s ask him and find out. He is a typical “Kansai-jin”, a person who grew up in the Kansai area (near Osaka) and speaks this dialect exclusively. I wish I could translate his passionate…

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