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Japan Study: A Career Investment

Our bilateral ties have expanded opportunities in the development areas of education, agriculture, infrastructure, health and economy – Rosy Akbar Six scholarship recipients from the Pacific, who will pursue their
22 Aug 2018 10:00
Japan Study: A Career Investment
Jamie Ovia (left), Petlisa Jacob, Adi Arieta Latianara, Deputy Resident Representative Shinya Tamio, Laisa Matagi, Iuma Bani and James Willie. Photo: Swashna Chand

Our bilateral ties have expanded opportunities in the development areas of education, agriculture, infrastructure, health and economy – Rosy Akbar

Six scholarship recipients from the Pacific, who will pursue their Masters programme in Japan, are psyched up to make the most of this life time opportunity.

The scholarship is through the Pacific Leads 2018 Programme.

Ministry of Health staff member Adi Arieta Latianara said she was  fortunate to be selected to study abroad.

“Especially in a country like Japan which is technologically advanced,” Adi Arieta said.

“It is a life time opportunity that I would never miss and I consider myself lucky to be awarded a scholarship.

“I will be able to return and serve my country with the knowledge I will gain during my studies.

“When I came for the interview, I found it very challenging and hard but I gave it my best,” she added.

Adi Arieta is going to study International Development at Nagoya University.

Another recipient from Fiji, Laisa Matagi, who works for the Ministry of Waterways and Environment and Luma Willie from Vanuatu currently working for Ministry of Climate Change will pursue studies for their Masters in Life and Environmental Science at the University of Tsukuba.

From Nauru, Petlisa Jacob from the Department of Commerce Industry and Environment, under the Government of the Republic of Nauru will study Global and Regional studies at Toyo University.

James Willie from Vanuatu, who works at the Ministry of Finance will be studying International Relations at Ritsumeikan University.

Jamie Ovia from Tuvalu working at the Office of the Prime Minister, Suva has been awarded a scholarship to study Bioresources at Mie University.

Speaking at the send-off event at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence Princess Road, Suva, the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar said that Japan has been a long-trusted friend of Fiji.

“Our bilateral ties have expanded opportunities in the development areas of education, agriculture, infrastructure, health, economy and beyond,” Ms Akbar said.

‘We deeply appreciate the wonderful support given by the Japanese Embassy and the People of Japan and I am confident that our bonding will continue to strengthen over time through our mutual collaboration and understanding,” she said.

The six recipients departed yesterday.

Edited by Percy Kean

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