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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.

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.