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[I-House Academy] Japan’s Gateway to the World: What the I-House Can Do


[An edited version of this lecture is available in the IHJ Bulletin, Vol.26, No.2, 2007.]

  • [Commemorating The 50th Anniversary of the International House of Japan & The First I-House Academy]
  • Speaker: Sadako Ogata
  • President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Date&Time: Friday, July 7, 2006, 11:00 -12:00 am
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan

Sadako Ogata

Mrs. Ogata served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Independent Expert of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar, Representative of Japan on the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, where she previously served as Minister. She also served as Special Representative of Prime Minister of Japan on Afghanistan Assistance. Her wide-ranging activities, which she has elaborated upon in her most recent book, Sadako Ogata–The Turbulent Decade Confronting the Refugee Crisis of the 1990s (Norton, 2005), have been highly acclaimed not only within Japan but throughout the world. This lecture will be in Japanese with Japanese-English simultaneous translation.