What's New

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.

Dr. Stanislas OUARO , President of Universite Ouaga II from Burkina Faso together with Mr. Benjamin NANA, First Counsellor at the Burkina Faso Embassy in Japan have visited MIF on April 1, 2017. Dr. Hirohisa UCHIDA, MIF’s Chairperson welcomed the visitors and exchanged their opinions about various items. Dr. UCHIDA also asked President OUARO to encourage his colleagues to apply for the MIF’s fellowship program.

KAIHO No 69 (Newsletter written in Japanese) has been issued.

Both Mr. Shuichi NAKAJIMA and Ms. Nakayo KIMURA have left MIF’s secretariat as of March 31. MIF highly appreciates their dedication for a long time in the past. On April 1, the secretariat welcomed Mr.Tatsuo SEKINO as a new Secretary General and Mr. Yosuke WATANABE as a new Deputy Secretary General. The new secretariat has already declared their best efforts for the MIF’s further development.