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Another Confession...

My year 2014 can definitely be said to have been a fulfilling year with much achievements and exposure to more of life’s opportunities. Major highlights of this great year include my just concluded Afara leadership development program (LDP) and the Afara Makes A Difference (AMAD) project, amongst others. 829 more words

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Conflicting representations of nationalism in Japan. [1]

Prior to the December 2012 inauguration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan suffered a 6 year period of governmental instability containing an equal number of Ministerial changes. 458 more words


On the Fall and Rise of the PDP

Earlier today I was reading a paper published in the Journal for Asian Studies (Vol69, No 1) about “The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party” and I couldn’t help noticing some striking semblances with our PDP. 1,348 more words


More bad press for PM when advisor suggests racial segregation for Japan

Another bad day in the press for the Japanese Prime Minister, with the South African envoy blasting Ayako Sono (a past advisor of the Prime minister on education) for praising the racial segregation of apartheid [ 134 more words

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The “Futenma Relocation Problem” We Still Don’t Hear About: How Did it Come to This?


December 29, 2013

In a new development in the plan to relocate Okinawa’s Futenma Air Base to Henoko, Okinawa Governor Nakaima has approved the central government’s request to reclaim land on which to build the base. 1,098 more words


As many of you know, each year we do the cutest kids contest, where the 12 kids with the most likes are featured in a calendar. 153 more words

LDP Orientation

LDP 2015 officially started yesterday with an orientation programme. The girls were welcomed by the Director of the Centre, Dolapo, and two members of the LDP Coordinating team, Ezinne and Ugochi. 141 more words

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