Home (日本語)


+By article
+By author
+By issue
+By language
+By location
+By topic
+By year
+Random article
+What links here

Sister Sites

+Mind the Gap
+Portable Alien

Tsukuba Info

+City Hall
+Tsukuba Map
+Tsukuba Orientation
+Tsukuba Wiki

Support AT

+Advertise on AT
+Buy AT stuff
+Donate to AT
+Submit an article
+Take a survey

For Staff

+AT Workspace


+Contact us

Coffee Hour: Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

Author:Author unknown, Issue: July 1998, Topic: Coffee hour

The monthly coffee hour at the Tsukuba Information Center falls on Wed., July 22 from 2 to 4 pm. The topic will be the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOVC), and the presentation will be made by Mr. Takeo Ito, the secretary general for the supporting organization of JOVC Ibaraki and an instructor at JICA (Japan International Cooperative Agency). He will be assisted by Aki Kubota, who is also an agricultural instructor at JICA. She spent two and a half years in Kenya working for JICA. The following are synopses of their presentations:

Takeo Ito: JOVC was established as a project of the Japanese government in 1965. Since then, more than 16,000 Japanese youth have been sent to about 60 developing countries around the world. At present, there are about 2200 such volunteers, with about half of the volunteers presently being women, a large increase over the percentage in earlier days. 269 volunteers have gone from Ibaraki, and 39 (including 13 women) are presently serving in foreign countries.

<< English Language Kindergarten Possibility to be Discussed | Master Index | Tsukuba International School Update: July 1998 >>

The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!

See our website

Alien Times Sponsors

The advertisements that appear on paper and online versions of The Alien Times do not necessarily represent the views of the Alien Times. The Alien Times takes no responsibility for any transactions that occur between advertisers and readers.

The authors of articles that appear in Alien Times reserve the right to copyright their work. Please DO NOT copy any articles that appear in Alien Times without first receiving permission from the author of the article (when known) or the Alien Times Editor.

Funded by the Tsukuba Expo'85 Memorial Foundation, Printed by Isebu