75th anniversary of the Japanese immigration in Paraguay

  In 1936 the first Japaneses immigrated to “La Colmena” colony. It was a hard life but our grandparents thrived; and today we can enjoy living in this country.    

Video: lenses + landscapes

  This nice documentary film was premiere was shown during the CineGrid showcase at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2011. Our Annisa (the film’s Editor) is the 1st Nikkei Indonesian in the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship. Please have a look to this impressive documentary…!!!

NFNA met with Ohno, Umemura and Nakai in Sao Paulo

  Last Sunday, the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Alumni based in Sao Paulo met Mr Ohno (CEO of Foreign Affairs of Nippon Foundation), Mr Umemura (International Cooperation Group Officer), Ms Nakai (my boss in the Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad). Our new “honorary-member” Monike Tsutsumi and her husband Seiji, Nelia and Fernando shared all together a...

The Full Text Of Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zlHAiddNUY&feature=related   I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No...

森を守るグリンナッツ – Protecting the forest: Sacha Inchi

My good friend Hernan Kitsutani is helping people and their environment in the jungle of Pucallpa (Ucayali) through the production of Sacha Inchi.

Q: Is it necessary to belong to a Nikkei association?

This question comes from Brazil. Within the registration forms, it is required to submit a letter of recommendation from a Nikkei Association from your  country. It could be from a Kenjinkai, a certified Japanese language school, etc.. You do not need to be part of any of them. You just need a letter presenting you...

Landscaping à la Nelia Nishihata

Our former scholar from the 4th Batch, Nikkei Brazilian Nelia Miyuki Nishihata, interviewed here as the 2nd place winner and mention of honor at the Itu CasaDecor 2011. Congratulations…!!!

NPO Kizuna Amazonica’s President Hernan Kitsutani

  Our former scholar from the 1st Batch, Nikkei Peruvian Hernan Kitsutani, interviewed by a local TV. Congratulations…!!!  

Professor Isotani explaining about iGeom

  Our former scholar from the 3rd Batch, Nikkei Brazilian Seiji Isotani, interviewed by Red O-Globo TV. Congratulations…!!! *To watch the complete broadcast click here

Q: Can a foreign doctor perform medical practice in Japan?

This question came from Japan. To my best understanding, there just 2 ways to perform medical practice in Japan: Applying for the Japanese medical licence as any other medical  student after graduation in Japan. Applying for the special permission for advanced clinical training for foreign medical practitioner (外国医師臨床修練許可書). The difference is that the first one...

Q: Is there any example of dream projects?

This question came from Brazil. This question takes in consideration the most important document of the application: The essay about your dream. This is the document that will define you, and it will distinguish you from the other applicants. Here you will have the opportunity of present your expectations and concerns about your surroundings, and...

Mr. Ohno’s (“Oh!Yes!”) talk: Lessons to keep in mind for a lifetime | Digital BABA

via buildingabetterasia.com “We may change our goals and priorities in life, but having them is the first step for a wonderful and heath life with less regrets.” – Seiji Isotani