Participation in Overseas Development Study Group.

The 20th Overseas Development Study Group was held at Josui Kaikan in Tokyo on 5.6.2024 and I participated as a guest.

The theme was ‘Japan’s security/risks with global trade’. There were 62 participants, many from large companies that have been active overseas, and I was surprised at the breadth of Mr KADOTA’s personal network. There was an address by Dr KOGURE, former chairman of the board of directors of Shibaura Institute of Technology, and speeches by ABDULWAHAB, former Iraqi Embassy staff member, and IDA Takeo, former director of Nippon Life Insurance Beijing. At the beginning of the meeting, we talked about the UN Peace Bell, and we started with the clear sound of the small bell we had brought.