The Devastating Effects of Online Trolls and Cyberbullying

    Everyone knows that kids can be mean, but with modern technology this phenomenon has escalated to new heights. Damaging young impressionable minds, causing severe depression–and in some cases, even suicide–online trolling and bullying has become a serious issue across the globe. Stories are shared of kids in Japan taking their own lives; young…

TICAD VI – Promoting African Development for the Future

  The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) promotes high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. Japan proposed the conference to the United Nations in 1991 and held the first event in Tokyo in 1993. Subsequent meetings took place in 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 and most recently on Aug. 27-28, 2016.…

Japanese African Business Education Initiative for Youth

The Japanese African Business Initiative for Youth (ABE initiative) is a master’s degree and internship opportunity for young persons from Africa. Launched by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and introduced at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, the initiative began in 2013. It was created to develop human resources in Africa’s public and private…

Discover the First Olympics Team Made up Entirely of Refugees

Refugees have and continue to overcome difficulties that much of the world could not imagine. However, some joy has come to those displaced by tragedy after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected ten athletes to comprise the first Refugee Olympic Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In fact, the Olympics are being broadcast to a refugee…