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August 31st was the day for the deadline for the 2018 Fellowship Program. More than 150 applications were submitted from all over the world. It is phenomenal to see more female and African applicants than previous years.

The screening process will be conducted by the Secretariat and then by the Screening Committee and the final recipients will be announced in or before this mid-December.

The 2nd MIF Study Tour for the Academic Year 2017 was conducted between September 3rd and 6th. 13 MIF fellows from all over the world participated in the Tour this time and had good opportunities to understand the culture and tradition of Japan and think profoundly about the world peace in the cities of Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima and Hiroshima respectively. We also had, for the very first time in MIF’s history, two students from the Undergraduate School of Tourism, Tokai University to assign them as interpreters/assistants for the participating fellows.

The 1st MIF Study Tour for the Academic Year 2017 was organized between July 9th and 12th. Two MIF fellows, Dr. Anuwat WIRATSUDAKUL from Thailand and Dr. Maria Atanassova PETROVA from Bulgaria, visited Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima and Hiroshima. This tour is organized by MIF annually and it gives important opportunities for the fellows to understand the cultures and tradition of Japan and think profoundly about the world peace.

On June 23, 2017, MIF has made an official announcement that Prof. Toshiaki HASHIMOTO, Executive Director of Tokai University was appointed to be the new MIF’s Chairperson the Board of Directors and Mr. Tatsuo SEKINO was appointed to be the new Executive Director effective immediately. Mr. SEKINO will serve concurrently as Executive Director and Secretary General. Both gentlemen commented that they will do their best for the prosperity of MIF.

H.E. Mr. Yasir Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to Japan, visited MIF and had a very constructive meeting with Dr. Hirohisa UCHIDA, MIF’s Chairperson. MIF has ever looked after 9 fellows from Sudan since 1986.