Notice about the Typhoon No. 19 (Hagibis)

We sincerely express our deep sympathy for those who were affected by the giant typhoon No. 19 (Hagibis). While we are collecting information about the damage, we currently do not have plans to conduct any relief actions based on JVC’s criteria for emergency assistance in Japan. If you are willing to volunteer for or donate to any assistance activities for those affected by this typhoon, we recommend you to visit the website of Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC), a network of NGOs to which JVC is also affiliated. It gives you information about the emergency assistance provided by various Japanese NGOs, guidelines for the evacuation in case of…

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Event Report: A meeting held to discuss the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas and the United Nations Decade of Family Farming

[Original by Risa FUJII, 2018 Public Relations Intern (March 14, 2019); Translated by M. Kanai] Good afternoon. My name is Fujii. I am a JVC’s public relations intern for fiscal year 2018. Today, I would like to report on a meeting which was held on February 18, 2019 to discuss the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas and the UN Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 in a venue set in the Diet Members’ Office Building. The meeting was attended by farmers, academics/researchers, government officials, and civic groups. Let me briefly explain the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People…

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The photographer of the Year for the 2020 JVC Calendar has been chosen!

[Original by Kei ITO, Secretariat of the Calendar Project (May 21, 2019); Translated by Y. Nakamura/S. Altman] Hello, I am Kei Ito, the secretariat of the calendar project. JVC has been selling the JVC calendar for international cooperation every year. The 2019 JVC Calendar marked the 30th anniversary of our calendars. So, starting afresh, we are now in the middle of making next year’s calendar. We have received a lot of feedback from supporters saying that they are looking forward to seeing JVC’s calendar every year (thank you so much!). I would like to inform you of the outline of next year’s calendar, its production process, interesting bits of related…

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Mr. Hiromi Nagakura is a photographer of Next Year’s JVC Calendar.

[Original by Yoshie NIMODA, Calendar Project (March 23, 2017); Translated by Y. Nimoda] I am Yoshie Nimoda in the secretariat of the calendar project. I am also a new staff member of JVC from last January. Many readers might not have been informed of my name before this article. I’m hoping for your support from now on. Well, I would like to inform you of JVC’s calendar. Although year 2017 has just begun, our secretariat has already started to make arrangements for next year’s calendar. We have recently decided on collaborating with a photographer for 2018!

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What I wish Paris as an Arabist

* This article has been posted to the Japanese webpage of the JVC in November 2015, just after the terrorist attack that happened in Paris.[Original by Mai NAMIKI, Palestine Project (November 19, 2015); Translated by K. Takemura/S. Thapa] Hello, I am Mai Namiki, in charge of the Palestine project of JVC. As one of the Arabists, who loves Arabian countries, cultures and people, I wish to express my thoughts on the terrorist attack that happened in Paris on November, 2015. I have been learning the Arabic language and the cultures of the Middle East since the age of 19 — for 12 years now. I have been there sometimes, living…

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