AT THE CLUB . . .
April saw another impressive line-up of visitors speaking at the FCCJ. World-renowned architect SHIGERU BAN came by on April 2 to share his thoughts on receiving the Pritzker Architecture Prize, architecture’s highest honor, for his work providing low-cost housing to refugees from war or natural disasters.
The younger generation was represented by 13-year-old child prodigy ETHAN BORTNICK, whose press conference — and musical performance — took place on April 22. Bortnick appeared along with the head monk of Miyagi Prefecture’s Jigenji Temple, to draw attention to his charity activities in support of the children affected by the 3.11 disaster.
Heard at the Club
“I’d like to say to young people that it’s very important to give your all in trying to achieve what you want to do. But when you do achieve a certain measure of success, you should always stand back and realize that you didn’t do it on your own. It also is due to the support of those around you.”
I’d like to say to young people that it’s very important to give your all in trying to achieve what you want to do. But when you do achieve a certain measure of success, you should always stand back and realize that you didn’t do it on your own. It also is due to the support of those around you.
TOTTORI PRESS TRIP
A SNOW-GRACED MT. DAISEN looms behind the participants of the SPC Press Tour of Tottori Prefecture, known for its massive sand dunes, hot springs, peas and Japanese beef. The group, which included nine journalists from six countries, inspected the horticultural research and livestock centers of the prefecture in late April.
OSAMU SATO is the correspondent of the Mongolian daily newspaper, Undesnii Shuudan. After graduating from Hosei University in 1969, Sato has seen a long career in the publishing industry, including stints as the manager of the South America News Agency’s Tokyo branch office, and as editing member of former prime minister Kakuei Tanaka’s policy paper. He was also deputy chief editor of Keizaikai from 2004 to 2008, when he interviewed the president of Mongolia for a special issue. That interview is what ultimately led to his present position.
PROFESSIONAL/JOURNALIST ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Brandi Goode, Custom Media K.K.
Vicki L. Beyer, Freelance
Kaoru Shimada, Seitoku University
Kunihiko Taue, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
Ken Mori, Infas Publications, Inc.
Kenji Ishikawa, Orfeu Co., Ltd.
Erika Nakajima, Bristol-Myers K.K.
Koichi Murata, Mitsubishi Corporation Urban Development
Katsushi Miyake, Miyake Architects & Associates, Co., Ltd.
Ryohei Tsuchida, Ohgien
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