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① What do you consider to be the significance of a program like the AYF for enhancing grassroots diplomacy between Awaji Island and African nations such as Benin?
Mr. Nambu’s vision of bringing young people from all over the World to Awajishima is a wonderful idea…
① As a vice president of African Diplomatic Corps, how do you think African governments can extend the reach of their diplomacy in Japan to regional areas such as Awajishima?
For more than three years, I have studied the Japanese tea ceremony.
One of the many sides of the AYF is entrepreneurship. But what is entrepreneurship? What does it take to start a business?
Freddy, an entrepreneur, designer and entertainer from Singapore who started his own clothing brand at 16…
① What do you consider to be the biggest challenges and opportunities facing Japan today?
Prime Minister Abe has already issued several policies to revitalize Japan’s economy….
As the Managing Director of the Africa Society of Japan, could you comment on the current situation in Africa and its future potential as one of the world’s most major population centers?
① Given the current popularity of Japanese culture around the world, how do you think it could be promoted more effectively to convey a truer essence of the Japanese spirit?