On September 27, 2018 the Vice President and Minister of Justice received a courtesy visit from the Resident Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and his team in the absence of His Excellency President Tommy E. Remengesau.
The visit is a customary courtesy call to the Palauan Government authority upon the conclusion of mission by JICA Volunteer members.
During the meeting, Mr. Yoshikazu Tachihara, the Resident Representative for the agency, introduced the volunteers who will be concluding their contracts next month while new volunteers or successors are expected to arrive this week.
Mr. Tachihara introduced Ms. Mayumi Shimazu (Nutritionist, MOE), Mr. Megumi
Gunji, (Power Generation, PPUC); Mr. Tatsuo Morisako, (Math Specialist, MOE); Ms. Mayumi Sone, (Physical Education, KSG); and Mr. Yoji Tamayama, (Primary School Education, (Ngaraard State Elementary School).
All the volunteers reported on their accomplishments and challenges in the various sectors, but stressed that there is still room for growth and can only be accomplished when we all work together. They further added that they valued their time while in Palau, and would be willing to return back as tourist someday.
Vice President and Minister of Justice Oilouch expressed his deep appreciation to the volunteers for their services and contributions to the people and community of Palau. It is without a doubt that JICA had and continue to provide tremendous assistance and support to the Republic and we are fortunate and honored of your presence and hard work. (PR)