118th Invitation program of social welfare officials in Asian countries (May 2019)

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Since 1978, our organization, the Foundation for the Welfare and Education of the Asian People, has been inviting the people engaged in social welfare works for orphans and fatherless families from various Asian countries to Japan for exchange views on the activities in this area and promote friendship and mutual understanding. Thus contributing to the development of the social welfare works.

From 22nd to 29th of May, Cambodia, Lao, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka were invited to participate the study program. Seminars, visiting welfare concerned facilities, hand-on experiences of Japanese tradition such as tea ceremony and flower arrangement were conducted.

 

Followings are details of the study program.

Participants from Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and Disabilities Foundation, Kingdom of Cambodia

Participants from Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Participants from Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Mongolia

Participants from Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Participants from Ministry of Primary Industries & Social Empowerment, and National Council for the Elders, and Daya Sarana Development Foundation, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

May 23, 2019
Orientation
Explanation given by Secretary General for lectures and visits regarding “ the support for disabled persons”, theme of study program for the year 2019

May 23, 2019
Seminar, “Social Welfare Administration of Japan ”was given by former.Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

May 23, 2019
Seminar, “Issues surrounding Japan and its corresponding diplomacy in Asia”,
was given by H.E.Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, Executive Director of FWEAP board member and the former Ambassador to the United States of America

May 23, 2019
Visits to “Hiroo Green House”, the urban-type and low-cost home for elders, and
“ Group Home Hiroo”, one of the “dementia-representative community living care”
facility. Both run by Social Welfare Cooperation Fukudenkai

May 23, 2019
Practice of Flower Arrangement

May 23, 2019
Practice of Tea Ceremony
May 23, 2019
Welcome Reception at Saga banquet hall, Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo,
hosted by FWEAP
May 24, 2019
Tour in the Tokyo National Museum

May 24, 2019
Tour at the National Diet. FWEAP Councilor Okuno, member of the House of Representatives, made a briefing for the Diet

May 24, 2019
Seminar, “Health Care and Welfare Measures for the People with Disabilities in Japan” given by official of Health and Welfare Services for the persons with Disabilities Department.

May 24, 2019
Experience tour at nursing care robots at Daiwa House Industry
May 25, 2019
Visit the Paralympic Support Center at Nippon Foundation
May 25, 2019
Visit the Nippon Foundation Paralympic Arena at Odaiba area

May 26, 2019
“Mutual Exchange Session” among the participants. After the presentation of each country, active discussion were held with two experts, one from JICA and another from Tsukuba University
May 26, 2019
Transfer to Kyoto from Tokyo.
Visit Kinkakuji, Gold Pavilion Temple, one of World Heritage Sites
May 27, 2019
Visit “Nara Kojika-En”,special support centre for mainly autism children
May 27, 2019
Cutesy call on Mayor Gen Nakagawa. Lectures on history, culture, tradition of Nara so as social welfare policy of Nara City at Nara City Hall.
May 27, 2019
Tour at Omron Kyoto Sun Industries, a joint venture between Omron and the social welfare service cooperation. At the factory, many individuals with disabilities work
along with the able-bodied employees. The factory is all barrier-free.
May 28, 2019
Tour of Kofukuji, The temple is famous for the five-storied pagoda, and statue of the Buddhist guardian deity Ashura, was founded in 726 during the Nara period.
May 28, 2019
Guided tour in Heijo-kyo Palace Site. It is registered on the World Heritage list.
May 28, 2019
Tour at Nara Prefecture General Support Center for Disables
May 28, 2019
Farewell dinner hosted by FWEAP President Fujiwara. Wrap up session was held.