2020 Northeast Asian University Peace Exchange Program – A Tour of the Okubo Area

[Original by Yuna TAMAMURA, an intern on the “Korea Children Campaign,” the Relief Campaign Committee for Children, Japan (March 23, 2021); Translated by H. Ueda/M. Olagoke] Thank you for your interest in my report. I am Tamamura, an intern on the Korea Children Campaign. Under the global pandemic, how are you doing, everyone? I’m making a report of the tour of the Okubo area, Shinjuku, which we conducted in the fall of 2020 taking measures to prevent the infection of COVID-19. We walked around downtown of the Okubo area, sometimes stopping at and dropping by places with exposed traces of historical struggles which we had so far passed by unnoticed.…

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2020 Northeast Asian University Peace Exchange Program 2

Report on the 2nd study session – Learn the past and the present of Zainichi, Korean nationals living in Japan, from the film “Ai tachi no gakko (Korean Schools in Japan)” – [Original by Tara SATO, an intern on the “Korea Children Campaign,” the Relief Campaign Committee for Children, Japan (December 1, 2020); Translated by H. Ueda/M. Olagoke] About the Northeast Asian University Peace Exchange Program This program was started in 2018 by a group of NPO and NGO members and individuals who became acquainted through Children’s Art Exhibitions. The program consists of networking events and study sessions where college students living in Japan learn about peace in Northeast Asia.…

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2020 Northeast Asian University Peace Exchange Program 1

Study Group 1 Kickoff Report [Original by Yuna TAMAMURA, an intern on the Korea Children Campaign (October 13, 2020); Translated by S. Young] Hi, I’m Yuna Tamamura, an intern on the Korea Children Campaign. This is my first blog post, but I’ve written it hoping that it reaches the hearts of lots of people. Today I’m going to report on the first Study Group for the Northeast Asian University Peace Exchange Program. About the “Japan-DPRK University Student Exchange” Program Since 2001 JVC and other NGOs have run a project called “Children’s Art Exhibitions”. This has allowed children in the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the People’s…

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Event Report: The Pyongyang we Witnessed. Let’s Share Ideas about it with Journalist Jun HORI (October 11, 2019)

[Original by Risa FUJII, 2018 Public Relations Intern (November 19, 2019); Translated by T. Yamauchi/J. Sparks] After finishing the internship on public relations in March 2019, I came back to JVC as a part-timer. I am pleased to have an opportunity to write a blog on JVC again. Today, I will report on the event The Pyongyang we Witnessed. Let’s Share Ideas about it with Journalist Jun HORI, which was held on October 11, 2019. In this event, JVC invited journalist Jun Hori, who attended the Japan-North Korea Exchange Program for two consecutive years. He reported his findings on his visits to Pyongyang, and the participants discussed the importance of…

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