REPORT ON OFFICIAL TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA NO. 2: MEALS IN SOUTH AFRICA

[Original by Naoko WATANABE, South Africa Project (February 27, 2018); Translated by Y. Nakamura/S. Altman] In continuation of the previous report (No. 1). When explaining JVC’s activities in South Africa to people, they often ask me, “What do you eat during your stay there?”. Since JVC’s local office serves as accommodation too, Dudu, our local staff member, is usually living in the office. This is because her house is very far away in Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. When I went to South Africa on an official trip, I also stayed in the office and cooked with Dudu every day. Previously, Dudu had rarely cooked during my stay because…

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REPORT ON OFFICIAL TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA NO. 1: WE ARE NOW HAVING A CONFERENCE FOR OUR ANNUAL PLANS!

[Original by Naoko WATANABE, South Africa Project (February 26, 2018); Translated by Y. Nakamura] Hello, my name is Naoko Watanabe. I am in charge of the South Africa Project. Now, our staff members of the Community Development Group are visiting our local offices overseas and holding conferences for our annual plans. We are scheduled to have conferences at the end of every fiscal year in order to review that year’s operation results and draft next year’s operation plans and budgets in accordance with each project. I have been likewise occupied in this conference together with our local staff members in South Africa day after day. When we were reviewing operation…

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