REPORT ON OFFICIAL TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA NO. 3: PREPARING FOR OUR ACTIVITIES AFTER THE FISCAL YEAR 2018

[Original by Naoko WATANABE, South Africa Project/Manager of the Community Development Group (February 28, 2018); Translated by Y. Nakamura/S. Altman] In continuation of the previous report (No. 2). JVC South Africa is preparing for expanding our experiences and outcomes of activities from our current operating places to neighboring areas after the fiscal year 2018. Based on our experiences up to now, we anticipate that many difficulties are sure to arise in new areas of our activities. We asked people around us and obtained their advice about how to overcome such difficulties. We will make good use of it in investigating and making our plans from now on. An interview with…

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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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