The ‘Japan Day’ 5 December 2015

We are organizing a day of Japanese cultures on the 5 December 2015.

It is at Via Remo 59, Brindisi, Italy. Come any time between 15:00 and 20:00. Admission free.

There will be shodo (calligraphy), ikebana (flower arrangement), origami (folding paper art), karate, shiatsu (massage), sushi, Japanese sweets sales, charity sales of Japanese souvenirs and handicrafts, kimono experience and more!

All donations and sales will be donated to a Fukushima-based NPO working on children’s education: Beans Fukushima.

Thank you so much for all the Japanese residents around Brindisi behind the scene, who have donated all the goods and necessary items to make this event happen. Thank you also for the generous support of the Italian family, who offers us to use the venue for free and helped organizing the event.for Beans Fukushima

 

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Briefing at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

While I was in Geneva, on 28 November 2015, I conducted an internal briefing for the OHCHR-staff on the individual criminal accountability of UN Police personnel.

As the office has been involved in related issues, and because the High-Commissioner himself has been very active in advocating on better accountability, I thought it would be one of the offices that I could cooperate with.

Questions asked after my presentation were interesting, and we agreed to continue cooperating on the issue.