JPEPA Nihongo Training for 7th Batch of Candidate Nurses and Caregivers Completed (May 27, 2015)

Closing Ceremony

Preparatory Japanese Language Training for 7th Batch JPEPA
Nurse and Care Worker Candidates
Wednesday –May 27, President Jose P. Laurel Hall
The Philippines-Japan Friendship Center-Manila

9:00~9:05          National Anthems of the Republic of the Philippines and Japan
9:05~9:10          Opening Remarks (Mr. Shuji Takatori – Director, The Japan Foundation, Manila)
9:10~9:30          Messages from the Honorable Guests (Mr. Philip B. Sanvictores – President, Nihongo Center Foundation, Inc.; Ms. Liberty T. Casco – Deputy Administrator, Employment and Welfare, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration; Mr. Hiroyuki Enoki – First Secretary, Labor Attaché, Embassy of Japan)
9:30~9:35          Awarding of Certificates By Mr. Shuji Takatori

To Class Representatives :
Ms. Cyrill B.Guerra (Haru) / Ms. Ada Hannah L. Delizo (Natsu) / Ms. Melanie Q. Manzo (Aki)
Ms. Grazela P. David (Fuyu) / Ms. Roxelle Louie E. Martin (Arashi)

9:35~9:40          Message from a Representative of the Candidates (Ms. Mariska Matel S.Florendo (Arashi))
9:40~9:50          Song – Nurse and Care Worker Candidates
“手紙 〜拝啓 十五の君へ〜 十五の君へ〜 ” (Letter ~Greetings to a 15 Year Old~) Dance – “Yosakoi”
9:50~9:55          Closing Remarks (Dr. Deogracias Edwin P. Mojica – Academic Advisor, PIJLC-Nihongo Center Foundation)

Emcee Mr. Alfred L. Delos Reyes – Faculty, Nihongo Center Foundation

Click here for the Speech of NCF President Sanvictores


2015 Calendar of Activities

Date Activity/Event Organization Time Venue
9-Jan ASCOJA 2015 Working Team Meeting PHILFEJA 10:00 PJS Board Room
12-Jan PHILFEJA Board Meeting PHILFEJA 18:30 PJS Board Room
24-Jan ASCOJA-ASJA Consultative Meeting PHILFEJA 9:00 AIM Conference Center
24-Jan 2015 PHILFEJA Shinnen Kai PHILFEJA 18:30 PJS Friendship Hall
5-Feb JCCI Mission / Philippines-Japan Economic Dialogue PHILJEC 12:00 Shangri-La Makati
9-Feb PHILFEJA Board Meeting PHILFEJA 18:30 PJS Board Room
20-Feb ASCOJA 2015 Working Team Meeting PHILFEJA 14:00 PJS Board Room
23-Feb Philippine Infrastructure Development  Seminar hosted by  The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) participated by PHILJEC 9:00 New World Makati  Hotel, Manila
4-Mar 37th Philippines-Japan Society Friendship Golf Tournament PJS 5:30 Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club
17-Mar Asian Leaders Business Summit 2015 hosted by the Asia Leaders Association  participated by PHILJEC TBA Prince Park Tower,  Tokyo, Japan
26-Mar Toshiba Youth Camp PHILFEJA 17:30 National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (Yoyogi, Tokyo)
27-Mar 29th ASJA Board Meeting PHILFEJA 9:00 Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo
27-Mar ASCOJA Board Meeting PHILFEJA 14:00 Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo
28-Mar JAPI Youth Summit PHILFEJA 13:30 Toyo University (Hakusan Campus)
30-Mar 33rd Joint Meeting of the Economic Cooperation Committees of the Philippines (PHILJEC) and Japan (JPECC) – hosted by JPECC PHILJEC 9:00 – 17:00 Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
30-Mar Dinner hosted by JPECC PHILJEC 18:00 Meiji Kinenkan, Moto-Akasaka, Tokyo
31-Mar PHILJEC Courtesy Call on Keidanren PHILJEC 10:30 Keidanren Kaikan, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
31-Mar PJS Courtesy Call on Amb. Makoto Katsura PJS 14:30 Marubeni Headquarters, Tokyo
31-Mar Meeting with Keizai Douyuukai PHILJEC 16:30 Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
6-Apr PHILFEJA Board Meeting PHILFEJA 18:00 PJS Board Room
12-13-Jul Asia Business Summit PHILJEC Whole Day c/o Keidanren
24-Jul Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration Awards Night PJS 18:30 Solaire
2-4 Oct 21st ASCOJA Conference PHILJEC/ASCOJA Dusit Thani Manila

PIJLC inks Agreement with Josai University (May 15, 2015)

The Philippine Institute of Japanese Language & Culture Foundation, Inc. (PIJLC) signed an Agreement on Mutual Cooperation with the Josai University of Japan on May 15, 2015, in Tokyo. In the Agreement, PIJLC was represented by its President, Mr. Philip B. Sanvictores, while Dr. Noriko Mizuta, Chancellor signed on behalf of the Josai University Educational Corporation.

The Agreement envisions a range of exchanges between Josai and PIJLC faculty, students and interns in the fields of language education and training, as well as intercultural research, activities and projects that foster human talent and internationalization. The signing of the Agreement was witnessed by Mrs. Patricia Maribel C. Sanvictores, wife of PIJLC President Sanvictores, Mr. Yukuhisa Kitamura, Assistant of the Chancellor, and Director Yukio Doi of the Josai University Center for Innovation.

Josai University is a private university established in 1965 by Mikio Mizuta, one of Japan’s highly respected Ministers of Finance, in which capacity he served three terms from 1960-1962 (under PM Hayato Ikeda), then in 1966-1968 and finally from 1971-1972 (both under PM Eisaku Sato).

From the Josai University website, excerpts from the Greeting of Chancellor Mizuta provide a panoramic overview of its past, present and future:

In 1965, Josai University was established in Sakado City, in Saitama Prefecture. In the time since then, JU has seen society rapidly changing as it made its transition from the Showa period to the Heisei period and from the 20th century to the 21st century.

The First Chancellor and President, the late Mr. Mikio Mizuta, was a statesman who devoted himself to Japan’s postwar rehabilitation believing that, for Japan to become truly rehabilitated and developed, it was most important to nurture the capable young people who would be able to bear the future burden for Japan. Thus, under the founder’s school motto of ‘character building through learning,’ JU was founded with a view to educating the ‘youth of a promising future.’

Having supported the founder’s great ambition, and having made unsparing endeavors to bring it to fruition, many faculty members, many other supporters, and what is more, the over 60,000 Josai graduates, who have managed to succeed and make many contributions to society, have laid the foundation of the university. JU owes what it is today to their over 40 years of untiring efforts.

Since its founding, JU has continued to expand, establishing another department and a junior college. Subsequently, Josai International University was founded as an innovation responding to the age of globalization. And last year, another new campus of an urban style was opened in Kioicho, Tokyo, where we offer education that is ahead of the times in meeting community needs.

With the increasing globalization of society, it is an even more important task for us in the 21st century to realize the ‘character building through learning’ evoked in the spiritual legacy of JU. We believe it to be the university’s main educational mission to encourage every JU graduate to live fulfilling lives and do their best to create a peaceful, productive future society and culture which have no social or racial boundaries.

In 1992, the Josai University Educational Corp. established the Josai International University in Chiba prefecture, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs for a broad range of academic disciplines. Presently, there JIU has over 6,000 students with an increasing number coming from foreign countries.


International School Manila donates Books to NCF (May 7, 2015)

The International School of Manila (ISM), through Ms. Naomi Mes, donated numerous Nihongo textbooks for high school and Japanese-English dictionaries to the Nihongo Center Foundation (NCF), Young Achievers International School (YAIS), St. Therese of the Child Jesus Academy (STCJA) and the Senior High School Department of the University of Makati (UMak), during simple rites held on May 7, 2015 at the Board Room of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Foundation (PJFF). PIJLC-NCF officials led by President Philip Sanvictores received the donation.