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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Staff Interview: Takahiko HASHIMOTO (Secretariat of the calendar project)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Haruka SHIMUZU, March 14th, 2016] Hello everyone, I am the public relations intern Haruka Shimuzu. Today, I will be interviewing Mr. Takahiko Hashimoto who was previously intern in the Palestine Project and is currently in charge of the JVC Calendar production*. Being a soccer star in his teens, travelling abroad the world in his twenty’s and a nursery school teacher in his thirties, the well versed and experienced Hashimoto san aims to “connect nursery school teaching with international cooperation”. I wonder what kind of stories he has to tell, so I can’t wait to hear them! [*He is now in charge of the…

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STAFF INTERVIEW: Junya HOSONO (DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Yuka WATANABE, November 18th, 2015] Hello everyone, I am the public relations intern Yuka Watanabe. In our third installment of staff interviews, we have Mr. Junya Hosono, Deputy General Manager. Mr. Hosono is in charge of various range of things at the office, including general affairs and labor. To be honest, Mr. Hosono is a little bit unusual in an NGO setting. He is a Systems Engineer (SE), a ‘techie’. How did a systems engineer get into the path of international cooperation? Let’s ask and find out. What led you to participate in the field of international cooperation? Initially, I did not have…

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Staff Interview: Takatoshi HASEBE (Secretary General)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Yuka WATANABE and Haruka SHIMUZU November 12th, 2015] Hello, I am Yuka Watanabe, PR intern. The second staff member for our interview is Mr. Takatoshi Hasebe, the Secretary General . What is a secretary general of NGOs like? I would like to thoroughly examine it. Mr. Hasebe has long been involved in Afghanistan as a local representative and is currently working at the Tokyo office. It is now difficult for Japanese to enter Afghanistan on account of security issues, so I expect to learn from him a lot of things about the country.

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Staff Interview: Hiroshi TANIYAMA (President)

[Produced by our 2015 Public Relations Intern: Yuka WATANABE and Haruka SHIMUZU October 15th, 2015] How do you do, everybody? We are Haruka Shimizu and Yuka Watanabe, JVC public relations (PR) interns in 2015. We are helping the PR team from April, 2015 to March, 2016 and also simultaneously learning about international cooperation. There are many experienced and ardent staff in JVC for which we are working as interns. We have decided to post interview reports of staff on our blog, compiling their career up to now, the reasons why they joined JVC, and their character which only their close colleagues know. We would be very happy if you would…

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