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Production of Kansai through Kiwi eyes in 2006-2007 was directly and indirectly assisted by more than 100 Japanese and New Zealanders during the project, including:


ABE, Ichiro
Ichiro ABE is assistant director in the office of the Mayor of Minoh, and in 1992-93 assisted Anthony Haas to lay the basis for the sister city agreement entered between former Mayors Hashimoto of Minoh and Glen Evans of Hutt City
http://www.city.minoh.osaka.jp

AKAGI, Isao
Isao AKAGI visited Hutt Valley High School as part of his duties in the project promoting section of the Osaka Association for Youth Development

AKIBA, Tadatoshi
Dr Tadatoshi AKIBA is Mayor of Hisoshima and representative of the Mayors for Peace programme, and spoke at a peace conference in Wellington in 2006

ALLEN, Jason
Jason ALLEN was a New Zealand JET student appointed to coordinate international relations at Sakai City, who then joined the Osaka Foundation for International Exchange and has encouraged business connections between the two countries
http://www.ofix.or.jp

ANZAI, Ikuro
Ikuro ANZAI is director of the Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto

ANNIE went from her university in New York to study at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto during 2006

AUSTIN, Leo
Leo AUSTIN worked as a banker in Japan and now as well as assisting businesses from Hutt City, assists innovation in the Japan New Zealand relationship

BARNES, Sono
Sono BARNES is a Wellington based Japanese-English interpreter

BARKE, Andrew
Dr Andrew BARKE is a lecturer in the Japanese programme in the school of Asian and European languages and culture of Victoria University of Wellington

BARSANTI, Graeme
Graeme BARSANTI is a Marlborough District councillor with a special interest in its Japanese sister cities (Tendo City in Yamagata Prefecture and Otari Village in Nagano Prefecture), student and other exchanges

BEDFORD, Yukiko
Yukiko BEDFORD is executive director of the New Zealand Studies society – Japan, is professor emeritus of geography, Setsunan University, and has a liason office at Osaka Gakauin University

BEAL, Tim
Dr Tim BEAL is a specialist in Asian law and business, interviewer on doing business in Asia and is on the staff of the School of Marketing and International Business in Victoria University of Wellington

BOWEN, Eugene
Eugene BOWEN headed New Zealand’s trade commission in Tokyo and recently headed Local Government New Zealand

CHUCK is the manager of the Miyabi Sushi restaurant in Wellington

BEATON, Hamish
Hamish BEATON is a New Zealander who was on the JET programme in a small Kansai community, where he was an assistant English teacher, and where he photographed how people lived

BOAG, Stuart
Stuart BOAG is communications director of Education New Zealand

BOON, Margaret
Margaret BOON is administrator in the School of Marketing and International Business at Victoria University of Wellington

CALDER, Jessica
Jessica CALDER was in the Marlborough girls college Japanese language class group, with Miss WHITE and Mallary WARD who visited Japan in 2006, and who planned to stop off to see her friend at Kun-ei college enroute to Kansai international airport

CHIN, Janene
Janene CHIN is schools coordinator in the Asia New Zealand Foundation

CHIN, Conwin
Conwin CHIN was one of the Wellington students – he was from Rongotai college – to join the student exchange visit to Sakai City for two weeks in October 2006 – and was motivated to seek scholarship funding to help him return later in his secondary school period

CLARK, Helen
Helen CLARK, Prime Minister of New Zealand and her former Japanese counterpart, Junichiro KOIZUMI, made public statements after two of their formal meetings calling for a New Level of Engagement in the Japan New Zealand relationship

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COLE, Angela
Angela COLE spent a decade as an assistant English teacher in schools in Minoh City, having been recruited under a sister city arrangement between Minoh and Hutt which ended in March 2006

COLE, Mark
Mark COLE is manager of Sony Style Wellington, where filming was made of students using some of the information and communication technologies made in Japan

CRAIG, Gary
Gary CRAIG is city development manager in Hutt City and has facilitated student, teacher and citizen exchanges between Minoh and Hutt
http://www.huttcity.govt.nz

CROSS, Brian
Brian CROSS is director/executive officer of the Sister Cities New Zealand and has professional contact with all the sister cities in the Kansai with links to New Zealand, and with others who wish to be twinned

DONNELLY, Patricia
Patricia DONNELLY is a Board member of the Centre for Citizenship Education, an evaluation researcher with New Zealand experience in government, Parliament and University, and teaching English in Osaka

DUNCAN, Stuart
Stuart Duncan is general manager, projects, at Hutt City, and accompanied the Hutt Mayor to Minoh City in 2006
http://www.huttcity.govt.nz

EMMI was one of the 2006 group of New Zealanders selected for the JET programme

ERUERA, Waiarani
Waiarani ERUERA is one of the last of the assistant English teachers to be recruited by Minoh from Hutt City under a scheme that operated during the first decade of the sister city relationship

FANSELOW, John
John FANSELOW heads International Pacific College, a Japanese investment in Palmerston North, and whose special character is provision of “a community of both domestic and international students and staff, where learners have the opportunity to take advantage of a unique learning environment that is multicultural and multinational”

FUJISAWA, Junichi
Junichi FUJISAWA is Mayor of Minoh City, in Osaka, Kansai, the sister city of Hutt Valley near Wellington
http://www.city.minoh.osaka.jp

FURUTA, Keiko
Keiko FURUTA became director of the Wellington based Japan Information and Cultural Centre in the Embassy of Japan in 2006
http://www.nz.emb-japan.go.jp/culture_education/JET.html

GOFF, Phil
Phil Goff, Minister of Trade Negotiations for New Zealand said in 2006 speeches to journalists in Tokyo and Japan New Zealand business leaders in conference in Rotorua he wan ted o see the bilateral economic relationship reinv igorated

GOTO, Shizuko
Shizuko GOTO was a 2006 Japanese student of Chinese at Osaka University of Foreign Languages who had been to Hutt City and wanted to return to experience more of “beautiful” New Zealand

GUNJI, Akira
Akira GUNJI was the general manager of the International House of Japan, Tokyo, where many foreign scholars have stayed since I-House was opened after World War two as part of Japan’s internationalisation
http://www.i-house.or.jp

HAAS, Anthony
Anthony HAAS, Director of the Centre for Citizenship Education, a former foreign correspondent in Tokyo and research fellow in Osaka, directed the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project

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HAMADA, Hideyoshi,
Hideytoshi HAMADA was Minister if the Japanese embassy through the development period of the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project

HANNAH, Pauline
Pauline HANNAH specialised in cartoons in the Alexander Turnbull Library, and has identified cartoons illuminating the Japan New Zealand relationship

HARINO, Masatoshi
Masatoshi HARINO is director of the information centre of the Koe satellite of the Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO)

HARRIS, Malcolm
Malcolm HARRIS is chair of the Christchurch-Kurashiki sister city committee

HARVEY, Bob
Bob HARVEY, Mayor of Waitakere City, fosters his city’s sister city relationships in the Kansai and elsewhere

HASHIMOTO, Junko
Junko HASHIMOTO has provided Japanese-English interpretation services in Wellington

HASHIMOTO
Former Mayor HASHIMOTO was the Mayor Minoh who agreed to the Minoh Hutt sister city agreement in the 1990s, and the associated assistant English teacher programme based on Hutt city teachers

HASHIZAKI, Yuko
Yuko HASHIZAKI is in the administration division of Kansai Telecasting Corporation, and said was was keen for the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project to interview at KTV to help her team learn about questions of interest to New Zealanders about Kansai

HAWKE, Gary
Professor Gary HAWKE, an economic historian, is head of the school of government at Victoria University of Wellington, and chair of the New Zealand committee for Pacific economic cooperation

HICKTON, George
George HICKTON is chief executive of Tourism New Zealand

HILL, Jason
Jason HILL is Tokyo based regional manager – Japan, for Tourism New Zealand, and was a participant in the JET programme
http://www.newzealand.com
http://www.tourismnewzealand.com

HIILIS, Rebecca
Rebecca HILLIS, recently of Auckland and previously of Hokkaido, was placed under the JET programme in Sakai international and cultural affairs department in the Office of the Mayor

HINTON, Wendy
Wendy HINTON ended a term as deputy director of the north Asia division of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2006

HONDA, Yutaka
Yutaka HONDA is professor in the department of policy science at Ritsumeikan University, has experience of macro economic research in New Zealand and is interested in future bilateral research

HORIE, Toshiki
Toshiko HORIE, known as “Mr Tea” operates the Musica Tea house in Dojima, Osaka, where the Kiwi Salon holds get togethers between local people interested in New Zealand

HOJU, Akira
Akira HOJU is a member of the Minoh sightseeing volunteer guide club, and buys NZ wine over the internet

HOUSE, Lynn
Lynn HOUSE is a teacher at Hutt Valley high school, who, in 2006. had responsibilities for marketing to attract overseas students

HIROKAZU, Tsuboi
Tsuboi HIROKAZU is deputy director/manager of the international division of the international and cultural affairs department of Sakai City Government

HUNDLEBY, John
John HUNDLEBY is representative – Japan, based in Tokyo for Meat and Wool New Zealand, and was director of the New Zealand Centre for Japanese Studies
http://www.newzealand-beef.jp

IKEHARA, Kiyoko
Kiyoko IKEHARA visited Wellington for the sister cities conference in 2006 whilst she was chair of the Sakai City Council

IRONS, Paul
Paul IRONS is one of the 2000 New Zealanders who have been on the JET programme, and he has helped some of the more recent participants

ISHIBASHI, Yukiko
Yukiko ISHIBASHI is president of the Minoh association for global awareness, MAFGA
http://www.mafga.or.jp

ISHINO, Takashi
Takashi ISHINO is administration manager in the office of international planning & development at the Kyoto campus of Ritsumeikan University

ITO, Yushi
Dr Yushi ITO is senior lecturer in the Japanese programme in the school of Asian and European languages and culture of Victoria University of Wellington

IWAKI, Asuka
Asuka IWAKI is the executive secretary of the Minoh association for global awareness
http://www.mafga.or.jp

JAMESON, Samuel
Sam JAMESON is a veteran member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, representing the Los Angeles Times and providing perspective for other media

KAGEYAMA, Takayuki
Takayuki KAGEYAMA teaches the international programme at Minoh Senior High School, in Osaka Prefecture, which has an exchange agreement with Hutt Valley High School flowing from the Hutt-Minoh sister city agreement

KAKIUCHI, Michiko
Michiko KAKUICHI is assistant manager in the international division of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

KAMADO, Kazuko
Kazuko KAMADA is Manager in the international division of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
http://www.osaka.cci.or.jp

KAMISAKA san
KAMISAKA san is director of the human rights propramme centre in Saka City Government Office

KANDA, Masanori
Masanori KANDA is general manager of of the Sakai store in the Takashimaya department store chain

KASHIWA, Rikizo
Rikizo KASHIWA is principal of Sakai Municipal Daini Technical High School and visited Wellington for briefings on NZ education through the programme of the Kan sai New Zealand Centre assisted by Hutt City

KEENEWINNNA, Manoj
Manoj KEENEWINNA was one of the Wellington students – he was from Newlands college – to join the student exchange visit to Sakai City for two weeks in October 2006

KELL, Peter
Peter KELL is a New Zealander, a graduate of a Japanese university, married to a Japanese and is a current New Zealand diplomat

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KENT, Scott
Scott Kent represents Southern Travel in Osaka

KEVIN came from Australia to study at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto in 2006

KISHIMOTO, Hiraaki
Hiraaki KISHIMOTO is executive councillor of the Sakai chamber of commerce and a member of the Sakai Wellington association

KOTANI, Naoki
Naoki KOTANI has been assistant director of the urban development division in the urban planning department in Minoh City Office, and vice president of Minoh Hutt Friendship Club
http://www.city.minoh.osaka.jp/

KOUJU, Takano
Takano KOUJU is former chairman of the Minoh NZ Hutt Friendship Club

KUBO san
Kubo san is a volunteer in the Kobe earthquake disaster museum, with a special interest in chaplaincy, who on noting the presence of the Kansai through Kiwi eyes film crew said he wanted to visit New Zealand

KYLE, Prue
Prue Kyle’s duties included Japanese and other languages when manager – professional learning and leadership in the Wellington offices of the New Zealand Ministry of Education

KOHZUKI, Yasutsugu
Yasutsugu KOHZUKI is Director of the international division of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and briefed the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project on the potential for educational exchange, two way tourism, wood and food with New Zealand
http://www.osaka.cci.or.jp

KUKI, Takafumi
Takafumi KUKI is an educator in the Sakai City “Clean” centre which recycles rubbish and generates energy, and presents educational programmes to local school children and foreign visitors

LARKIN, Tom
Tom LARKIN is a former New Zealand Ambassador to Japan and subsequent chair of New Zealand’s Japan Advisory Council, and editor of “Tourism from Japan”

LEATHAM, Tony
Tony LEATHAM is manager of the Hutt I-site visitor centre in Hutt City, which provides services for travellers between Hutt-Minoh and their neighbourhoods

LEE, Yang
Yang LEE is a Victoria University of Wellington student on a study abroad programme to study Japanese at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto

MCARTHUR, John
John MCARTHUR was Ambassador in Japan during 2006 with a strong focus on trade policy issues, and returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington as a deputy secretary

MCCALLUM, Bruce
Bruce MCCALLUM went from the north Asian division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Wellington to become the Kansai desk officer in the New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo, where he focused on economic and other opportunities in the bilateral relationship

McTEIGUE, Katy
Katy McTEIGUE decided when she was 13 she wanted to go to Japan on the JET programme, succeeded, and then, as a mother of infants, has decided she wants her children to have elementary education in Japan after a grounding in English in Wellington

MAINWARING, Roger
Roger MAINWARING is president of the Wellington Nakano Educational Society

MARRIS, Esme
Esme MARRIS administered the Wellington office of the Japan New Zealand Business Council for many years, and authored the organisation's history

MANABE, Akemi
Akemi MANABE is an elementary school teacher in Minoh City, and has visited Hutt Valley High School

MATSUBARA, Toyohiko
Toyohiko MATSUBARA is professor in the college of economics at Ritsumeikan University, and has specialist interest in agriculture and international trade, including further research of interest to Japan and New Zealand

MATSUDA, Takeshi
Takeshi MATSUDA is vie-president of Osaka University of Foreign Studies, professor of US history and facilitates reciprocal exchanges with NZ universities for students from both countries

MATSUNUMA, Naoya
Naoya MATSUNUMA is director/manager/chef of the New Zealand Café Restaurant KIWI HOUSE, in Kansai’s Takurazuka City, with promotions of New Zealand honey and beer
http://www.koru.jp

MATSUISHI, Sumiyo
Sumiyo Matsuishi is vice principal of Minoh Senior High School

MIDDLETON, David
David MIDDLETON is general manager of New Zealand’s Earthquake commission

MINAMAE, Shuji
Shuji MINAMAE is the senior administration manager at Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV), introduced to the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project team by Yuriko Tegoshi, director the Kansai New Zealand Centre

MIYAMOTO, Masayoshi
Masayoshi MIYAMOTO, in the international division of Minoh City Office, coordinated the programme for the Kansai through Kiwi eyes film team

MIZUNO, Aiko
Aiko MIZUNO was taught English in Minoh by Amber Walters, then studied for three years at Nelson College for Girls, before successfully applying to study at Ritsumeikan University, enroute to becoming a travel guide

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MORRIS, Hiromi
Hiromi MORRIS is president of the Wellington Sakai association in Wellington

MORRIS, Henry
Henry MORRIS was one of the New Zealanders selected in 2006 for the JET programme

MURAMATSU, Ken
Ken Muramatsu is a a Japanese New Zealand resident who studied international relations at universities in Tokyo and Wellington, is a technical artist working in the translation services in Wellington

MURATA, Hiroshi
Hiroshi MURATA is treasurer of the Sakai City Government and visited Wellington for the 2006 sister cities conference

MUROYA, Shinichi
Shinichi MUROYA is a teacher of Japanese at Wainuiomata high school, and helped prepare the student exchange tour group he accompanied to Japan in 2006

NAKAO, Yoshikazu
Yoshikazu NAKAO is the chairperson of the Sakai Wellington association, a leader in Sakai’s Chamber of commerce and industry, and visited Wellington City in 2006 for talks on enhancement of the relationship
http://www5c.biglobe.ne.jp/-swa/

NAKATA. Miki
Miki NAKATA is assistant manager in the international centre at Biwako Kusatsu campus, Ritsmeikan University, where she assists in accommodation matters

NAGOSHI, Yumiko
Yumiko NAGOSHI specialises in New Zealand in the international division of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

NAKAMURA, Norihiko
Norihiko NAKAMURA is Director of the Kansai International Public Relations Promotion office, has family and educational experience in Minoh and Sakai, and provides a reference service for foreign correspondents
http://www.kippo.or.jp

NAKAMURA, Hitoshi
Hitoshi NAKAMURA is director of the Kyoto Prefectural Agricultural Research Institute, coordination and farm management division

NAKANISHI, Mamiko
Mamiko NAKANISHI is a trade development executive with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in the Tokyo offices of the New Zealand Embassy, and specialises in Japan’s educational market for New Zealand
http://www.nzte.govt.nz

NAKA, Chieko
Chieko NAKA is a senior trade development executive with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, in the offices of the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo, and specialises in food and beverage markets
http://www.nzte.govt.nz

NISHIMURA, Masako
Masako NISHIMURA is an interpreter from Osaka retained to interpret the interview by Anthony Haas with Minoh City Mayor FUJISAWA
http://www.intergroup.or.jp

O’CONNELL, Catherine
Catherine O’CONNELL is a New Zealand lawyer working for a major Japanese corporate in Osaka, and who puts volunteer effort into bringing New Zealanders in the Kansai together

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OGDEN, David
David OGDEN, Mayor of Hutt City, visited Minoh City in 2006
http://www.huttcity.govt.nz

OHME san
OHME san is is a member of staff of the Sakai City “Clean” centre which recycles rubbish and generates energy

OIMURA, Keiko
Keiko OIMURA is manager in the administration division of the news department of KTV

OTANI, Ayumi
Ayumi OTANI, with an interest in New Zealand social security, is associated with the Ritsumeikan University College of Social Science and is a lecturer the Kansai University Faculty of Economics

OSTLER, Jim
Jim OSTLER is chair of Gisborne sister cities

OWEN, Darryl
Darryl OWEN is in the schools services division of New Zealand’s National Library

OZAKI, Noboru
Noboro OZAKI represents ANZCO Foods Japan Ltd in Osaka
http://www.anzco.co.jp

PAPWORTH, Gayle
Gayle Papworth was 2006 travel consultant in the Air New Zealand Travelcentre in Lambton Quay, Wellington
http://www.airnewzealandholidays.jp
http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/

PATEA, Carlo
Carlo PATEA was in the 2006 studenr exchange group from Wainuiomata high school to Japan for two weeks – and was one who talked of the fund raising the students did

PEARCE, Doug
Doug PEARCE is Professor of Tourism Management in the Victoria Management School of Victoria University of Wellington
http://www.vms.vuw.ac.nz

PEREN, Roger,
Roger PEREN is a former New Zealand Ambassador to Japan, a Board member of the Centre for Citizenship Education, a former chair of the New Zealand Japan Advisory committee and a former Director of the New Zealand Centre for Japanese Studies

PHILLIPS, Vera
Very PHILLIPS was one of the teachers who accompanied the 2006 Wainuiomata high school student exchange visit from Hutt City to Japan, and who helped make the visit possible by supporting the fundraising programme

POINTER, Margaret
Margaret POINTER formerly taught history at Onslow College, lives in Tokyo and has provided educational advice to assist the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project work in the classroom

PRICE, JJ
JJ PRICE was an American studying at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto during 2006

POUTASI, Loupule
Loupule POUTASI was one of the 2006 group of New Zealand JETS to Japan

ROBINSON, Hamish
Hamish ROBINSON was manager of the Zespri New Zealand Kiwifruit Tokyo based office when interviewed by Dr Tim Beal on doing business in Asia in 2004

ROBERTS, Llewellyn
Llewellyn ROBERTS is policy officer, Japan, in the north Asian Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affaris and Trade, Wellington
http://www.mfat.govt.nz

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ROD, Michel
Michel ROD is a Victoria University of Wellington School of Marketing and International Business researcher and teacher with experience filming and developing educational resources about doing business in Asia, and with a specialist interest in functional food markets

SAITO, Masaki
Masaki SAITO, Ambassador for Japan in New Zealand until 2007, called for revitalisation of the Japan New Zealand relationship

SANO, Mike
Mike SANO is marketing representative for Japan for Air New Zealand engineering services, and formerly headed Air New Zealand’s Japan operations during the period of growth in tourism from Japan to New Zealand

SATO, Kazuhiro
Kazuhiro SATO is a news reporter in Kansai Telecasting Corporation, and graduated in political science from Ritsumeikan University

SATO, Todd
Todd SATO, president of the Minoh Hutt Friendship Club, previously headed the New Zealand office of a major Japanese company
http://minoh-hutt.com

SAGANE, Makoto Max
Makoto Max Sagane is deputy managing director in the division of international affairs at Ritsumeikan University

SCHWALGER, Carolyn
Carolyn SCWALGER was the Kansai desk officer in the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo, who made connections for the Kansai through Kiwi eyes before the team made its October 2006 filming and research visit
http://www.mfat.govt.nz

SEEDS, Te Whiti
Te Whiti SEEDS was one of the New Zealanders selected in 2006 for a place on the JET programme

SETEFANO, Timothy
Timothy Setefano was aged 13 and in his first year at Wellington college when he played his role in the Kansai through Kiwi eyes educational film

SHALEV, Snait
Snait SHALEV is a former JET who subsequently worked at the Japanese Embassy in Wellington

SHARP, Pamela
Pamela SHARP is a senior member of staff at Onslow College who introduced educational advisers to the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project

SHAW, Alick
Alick SHAW was deputy Mayor of Wellington in 2006 when the Sister Cities conference was held in Wellington, when the Mayor of Hiroshima and the Sakai City council chair visited, and later in the year he had talks with the visiting delegation from the Sakai chamber of commerce and industry

SHIBUYA, Takeaki
Takeaki SHIBUYA is assistant manager in the international and cultural affairs department of the Mayor’s office in Sakai City, is married to a New Zealander, and coordinated the programme of the Kansai through Kiwi eyes team
http://www.city.sakai.osaka.jp

SHIMONAKA, Saki
Saki SHIMONAKA was a 2006 student at Osaka University of Foreign Languages who liked to idea of going from Minoh to visit New Zealand to experience its culture

SHIOTA, Haruyasu
Haruyasu SHIOTA is a member of the Osaka based Kiwi Salon, a Tea House place get together for New Zealanders and Japanese in Kansai

SHIRAEDA, Ichiro
Ichiro Shiraeda is director of the cultural and international affairs division of Minoh City Office, Culture of Human Rights Department

SINCLAIR, Grant
Grant Sinclair is a senior Air New Zealand representative with responsibilities for Japan New Zealand travel

SKINNER, Jonathan
Jonathan SKINNER teaches Japanese at Newlands College, accompanied the Wellington student exchange to Sakai city in 2006, and encouraged the return visit by Sakai students to Wellington

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SUKIMOTO, Hiromitsu
Hiromitsu SUKIMOTO is principal of Nishirodai junior high school, Sakai City, where students from Wellington experienced an educational exchange visit

TAKEDA, Norikatsu
Norikatsu TAKEDA is an executive councillor of the Sakai hamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the Sakai Wellington association

TAKEKAWA, Shinya
Shnya TAKEKAWA is assistant to the general manager in the International House of Japan, Tokyo, and arranged for filming in the neighbouring suburb of Roppongi, at Roppongi Marche
http://www.i-house.or.jp

TAMASESE, Derek
Derek TAMASESE was the Hutt Valley high school student who presented the powhiri to welcome students who came to his school from Minoh on a student exchange visit in 2006

TAMURA, Etsujiro
Etsujiro TAMURA is a training coordinator in the Japan International Cooperation Centre, based in Tokyo and accompanied African, Asian and Pacific people to the Kyoto Prefectural Agricultural Research Institute introduced to the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project team by Ritsumeikan University

TANI Yasumori
Yasumori TANI is a member of Jaycees International and a member of the Minoh Hutt Friendship Club

TANIGUCHI, Mei
Mei TANIGUCHI focuses on Japan in her role as a research fellow in the tourism distribution channels project in the Victoria Management School at Victoria University of Wellington

TARA
TARA is a Wellingtonian and former JET who is active in the association of returned JETs in her city

TAYLOR, David
David TAYLOR is director of the north Asia division of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://www.mfat.govt.nz

TAYLOR. Mike
Mike TAYLOR teaches teachers of social studies in the College of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, is a former social studies teacher at Onslow College, has a research interest in citizenship education and has developed the key understandings which guide the year nine and ten oriented chapters in the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project

TEGOSHI, Yuriko
Yuriko TEGOSHI is Director of the Kansai New Zealand Centre, which supports teacher exchange visits and has an Osaka office

TENNETNT, Peter
Peter TENNENT was president of Sister Cities New Zealand during its 2007 Wellington conference

TERASHIMA, Tsutomu
Tsutomu TERASHIMA is Tokyo based general manager Blue Pacific Tours Co. Ltd, trading as Air New Zealand Holidays
http://www.airnewzealandholidays.jp

TORUA, Kendra
Kendra TORUA was one of the 2006 New Zealand JETs selected for assignment in Japan

TSUDA, Kuniko
Kuniko Tsuda is a staff member of the international and cultural affairs department in the office of Mayor of Sakai, and supported the visit of the Wellington students in 2006
http://www.city.sakai.osaka.jp

TSUTSUMI, Itsuro
Itsuro TSUTSUMI is the chief administration officer in the Japan Student Services Organisation (JASSO), Kobe office, and assists Japanese and New Zealand students study at tertiary level in each others countries

TURK, Ian
Ian TURK is CEO of Blackcurrants NZ Ltd, and manages the maintenance and development of value added blackcurrant functional foods to the industry’s number one market, Japan

UEDA
The UEDA family hosted Manoj KEENAWINNA in Sakai City – father was a keen fisherman in NZ’s South Island, daughter studied English in private training establishment in Christchurch and mother visited New Zealand too

WALTERS, Amber
Amber WALTERS was an English language teacher in Minoh City and other parts of the Kansai before joining the staff of Victoria University of Wellington

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WALKER, Steven
Steven WALKER is an editor and camera operator, graduated from WelTec in film and television and has worked on doing business in Asia projects with staff of the Victoria University Wellington School of Marketing and International Business before filming and editing on the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project

WARD, Mallary
Mallary WARD was in the Marlborough Girls College two week visit to her sister cities, which she reached through Kansai international airport

WEAVER, Dr Adam
Dr Adam Weaver is a lecturer in tourism management at Victoria University of Wellington

WEVERS, Maarten
Maarten WEVERS is a former New Zealand Ambassador to Japan, author of “New Zealand and Japan” and subsequently head of the department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Wellington

WICKS, Hayden and Des
Hayden WICKS was a member of the 2006 Wainuiomata College student exchange visit to Japan, following the experience his elder brother Des WICKS had had in visits to Japan and meeting Japanese homestays in his family’s home in Hutt City

WILLIAMS, Marjon
Marjon Williams is a former JET and is a teacher at Chartwell School, which services the Japanese community in Wellington

WOTTON, Richard
Richard WOTTON was a trade development executive for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise at the Tokyo offices of the New Zealand Embassy, and drew the Kansai through Kiwi eyes project team’s awareness to a new group of Japanese, the freeters.
http://www.nzte.govt.nz

YAMAMOTO, Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki YAMAMOTO is the anchor for KTV, broadcasting daily to eight million people in the Kansai

YAMAMURA, Yasuo
Yasuo YAMAMURA is principal of Minoh Senior High School

YAMAUCHI, Mikiko
Mikiko YAMAUCHI is principal of Municipal Dairoku Junior High School of Minoh City, where Amber Walters earlier taught Aiko Mizuno
http://www.city.minoh.osaka.jp/jsix/index.html

YOSIKOSHI, Akihisa
Akihisa YOSHIKOSHI is professor of geography at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, with an interest in earthquakes, and the development of software to help manage them

ZASTROW, Lucas
Lucas Zastrow, an International Programs Officer at Ritsumeikan University's Office of International Education, International Center at Biwako-Kusatsu Campus, is an American who speaks positively about his experience as a student in the Japanese primary and secondary education system.

ZAWA, Yoshida
Yoshida ZAWA and K HUKUDA are directors of the school lunch programme in Mihara ward of Sakai City

30 March 2007

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