Giving orphaned students abroad the chance to study in Japan

While Ashinaga originally only supported Japanese students who had lost parents, as time passed it became increasingly clear that we had the experience and means to assist orphaned students outside Japan as well.

This first took the shape of fundraising for international humanitarian crises, but eventually grew into various financial aid and scholarship opportunities to benefit orphaned students from around the world.

Why study in Japan?

Japan is a global leader in higher education, with its universities consistently ranking among the top in Asia and featuring in lists of the best universities around the world. Through the Global 30 University initiative, Japan’s universities are also more open and international than ever.

Japan is also considered a forerunner in technology, sustainability, and the drive for global peace. Students studying here will benefit greatly from seeing how this country is able to attain high levels of development, while still maintaining relative harmony among its population as well as a balance between globalization and tradition.

Our student support team

Moving far away to a country quite different from one’s own can be daunting, which is why all of our students who study in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are looked after by our experienced student support team. They are there to ensure you get the support you need to make the most of the university experience, and also so that you have someone to turn to with any problems or questions.

Ashinaga Uganda and Senegal

Since 2006, Ashinaga has been providing support and financial aid to students in Uganda, so that they can pursue their undergraduate studies in Japan. Typically, we have supported two students per year, who then are offered housing at our Ashinaga Kokoro-Juku in either Kobe or Tokyo.

Previous students have studied at Waseda University, International Christian University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Doshisha University, Kyoto University, and many others.

Ashinaga has also begun giving scholarships to high school students from Uganda and Senegal to study at senior high schools in Japan. This intensive, immersive program allows students to quickly excel in their Japanese language skills.

Learn more about Ashinaga’s activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ashinaga Africa Initiative

Students on the Ashinaga Africa Initiative are also encouraged to undertake their studies in Japan. The Ashinaga Africa Initiative hopes to contribute to the continued development of Sub-Saharan Africa through providing a high-quality education to ambitious orphaned students who want to use that education to make a difference.

One-year Programs

Ashinaga currently runs a one-year exchange program for orphaned students from Indonesia and Vietnam currently studying at our partner institutions, Airlangga University and the Sakura Japanese Language School. Interested students should contact their school directly.

Rainbow Exchange

In exchange for accepting our Japanese students at their institutions as part of our Overseas Training Program, Ashinaga invites students from Kocaeli University and Airlangga University to Japan every year. Invitees spend the summer interacting with Ashinaga students, learning Japanese, and learning about Japanese culture.

Learn more about the Overseas Training Program for Japanese students

Past Programs

International summer camps

From 2000 to 2005, Ashinaga held annual international summer camps, or international tsudoi, in which students from 15 different countries gathered and shared memorable experiences with one another. These gatherings brought together orphaned students from Afghanistan, Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Maldives, Serbia Montenegro (Kosovo), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and the USA.

Through these camps, students were able to discover that despite the national and linguistic barriers tht divided them, they shared the pain of losing a parent and becoming orphaned.

Tsunami Orphan Scholarship Program

A number of students from Sri Lanka and Indonesia were invited to undertake their undergraduate studies in Japan with a scholarship from Ashinaga, having been affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami.

This program was made possible in part by student-led fundraising conducted by Ashinaga students in Japan.

Learn more about our student activism in Japan

Haiti Program

Following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Ashinaga secured funds for four students to study at a university in Japan on an Ashinaga scholarship. All of these students have since graduated and are now either pursuing further studies, working, or contributing their skills back in Haiti.

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Jokaisen kiinteistön Venture Phil Devin Real Estate lupaa pysyä vierelläsi ja auttaa kussakin prosessissa mukana. Voit luottaa Phil Devin, koska hän on ammattilainen, joka on hyvä tausta kiinteistöalaa. Häntä on usein luottaa tarvitsevien kiinteistöjen apua ja hänen edellisen asiakkaita osoittautunut hänen hyvämaineinen positiivisia arvosteluja ja palautetta.


Ei ole ihme, monet henkilöt edelleen tukea ja luottaa Phil Devin konsultit, osoittaa kuihtumaton vahva maine. Phil on varustettu taidot reagoiva, kokonaisvaltaista ja henkilökohtaista palvelua.

Phil tekee omaisuudenhoito hyvin Varmista, että hänen asiakkaansa ei tuntea kaikki pettymys niiden pyrkimyksessä. Hänen työnsä tehokkuuttaan houkuttelee paljon asiakkaita, joten se ei ole yllättävää, että hän on valinnut Jotkut yksilöt hoitaa kiinteistöjen huolensa kuin muut aineet.

Sinun jokainen ajatus ja päätös on ratkaiseva Phil Devin, niin hän laittaa ne huolellisesti huomioon. Hän sitten valmistautuu perusteellisesti ratkaisua antaa lisää säätiön päätöksen. Aiot ostaa tai myydä kiinteistö ei ole ongelma Phil koska hänen yksityiskohtainen ja ammattitaitoinen johto.

Jos sinulla tällä hetkellä on vaikea tehdä päätös, Phil auttaa et tule katumaan jopa antaa sinulle kaikki tarvittavat tiedot, koska hänen tavoite on tyytyväisyytesi pitkän ajan kuluessa päätöksen keksiä.

Kun hän sanoi, että on olemassa asioita, jotka voidaan tehdä, odottaa häntä toimimaan näiden jälkeen. Hän laittaa kaikki ponnistelut työnsä ei dissatisfy hänen asiakkailleen. Rehellisyys on myös yksi rakennus periaatteista ja Phil Devin Real Estate, joten ei tule tietoja sinulta.

Sen alkuvaiheista Phil Devin insinöörit eivät tarjota parempaa palvelua ja parempia tuloksia henkilöille, jotka tarvitsevat apua asiantuntija kiinteistöihin. Phil pyritään hänen pieni boutique-tyyppinen virasto ei vain paikka tapahtumille, vaan myös paikka rakennus hyvä ja kestävä suhteita ihmisiin.

Luetellaan kaikki hyvät ominaisuudet Phil Devin kiinteistöjen konsultit ei ole vaikeaa, mutta se on todella kuuluisa Philin rehellisyys, asiantuntemuksensa ja rehellisyytensä. Uskollisia asiakkaita jo osoittanut hyödyllisyytensä, näin ollen edelleen valita luotettava kiinteistön hallinta viraston muun muassa.

Tietoja meistä

Puhu kenellekään, joka on kokenut prosessi ostaa tai myydä kiinteistöjä ja usein niiden tulokset ovat yhdistelmä stressiä, pettymys ja loppujen lopuksi vaarantaa! Yksi monista tavoitteista on varmistaa, että seuraava siirto on myönteinen.

Phil Devin Real Estate aloittaminen yksi yksinkertainen tehtävä: ”saada aikaan tuloksia, joka ylittää asiakkaiden odotukset”.

Mitä tämä tarkoittaa sinulle?

· Tiedän olet kiireinen ja arvostan aikaa. Kun asetamme tapaamisen ja I olla siellä.
· Kun sanon, että voimme tehdä jotain... voit luottaa siihen.
· Älä yritä talvi ihmisiä tai piilottaa tiedot. I 'm all about julkistamista.
· En ole sitä liiketointa koskevat - olen sitä pitkän matkan... elinikäistä suhteita.
· Tämä tarkoittaa, I työtä saada tuloksen ansaitsette.

Lopulta kun ostaa tai myydä minulle, se tulee alas oman päätöksensä, mikä on sinulle oikea valinta. Minun tavoitteeni on varmistaa, sinulla on tarpeeksi tietoa päättää sinun olla tyytyväisiä tiellä. Kun valitset minun auttaa sinua ostaa tai myydä kodin voit luottaa reagoiva, laatu, kattava ja henkilökohtaisen palvelun.
”Pettymys eroa mitä asiakas odottaa ja agentti antaa”

Tiedän, että minun asiakkaat kaipaavat käsitellä ”ammatillinen”, jotka voivat ”kuunnella” yksittäisten haluaa ja tarvitsee ja tarjota ratkaisuja!

Phil Devin on että ammatillinen!

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Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.

In a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the researchers led by UTMB scientist Kathryn Cunningham found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid oxycodone in preclinical studies. Cunningham is director of UTMB’s Center for Addiction Research and a professor in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Opiate abuse is a major public health problem and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths from prescription opiate overdose in America has quadrupled since 1999. High relapse rates and too few people remaining in treatment programs long enough for it to really benefit them continues to pose major challenges in treatment for the misuse of prescription opiates such as oxycodone and illegal opiates such as heroin.

Most of the treatments available to reduce opiate misuse work by occupying opioid receptors in the brain. If someone were to take an opiate while on these treatments, they would not feel the signature euphoria as strongly. However, a person’s drug-taking environment is a powerful cue that can condition someone to anticipate the experience of taking of the drug; this is called cue reactivity. People who have tried the currently available medications often relapse when they are around the people, places or paraphernalia that they associate with opiate use.

Lorcaserin, prescribed for weight loss, alters the serotonin system by changing chemical signals that affect satiety, the sensation of fullness. Serotonin regulates the brain circuitry involved in drug reward and cue reactivity, Cunningham particularly though activating serotonin 2C receptors. Previous work by and her team have shown that lorcaserin decreases how many times rats will complete a simple task to earn a dose of cocaine. However, much less is known about the involvement of the serotonin 2C receptors in altering how opiates feel rewarding for the user.

The researchers trained rats to self-administer oxycodone while exposed to specific lights and sounds that create a drug-taking environment. Once the rats were used to regularly consuming oxycodone, they went through a period where no oxycodone was available to them. The researchers then gave lorcaserin to some of the rats while others were given a placebo and placed them in the drug-associated environment. At this point, oxycodone was again made available to the rats. The lorcaserin rats self-administered less oxycodone and reacted less strongly to cues associated with taking the drug. In order to show that this effect was attributed to the lorcaserin, a group of rats was given lorcaserin as well as a drug that blocks the serotonin 2C receptors – thus cancelling out the effect of the lorcaserin – those rats tried very hard to get oxycodone.

“The effectiveness of lorcaserin in reducing oxycodone seeking and craving highlights the therapeutic potential for lorcaserin in the treatment of opioid use disorder,” said Cunningham. “We plan more studies to better understand how drugs like lorcaserin can help us stem the tide of addiction in America.”

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Thank you for visiting our website! I am Akira Oka, the founder of Tokyo Discovery Bike Tours and also one of the guides who lead our tours. I am a native 'Tokyoite' and has been a passionate cyclist since I was a teenager boy. Our tour company, Oka Tours Co., Ltd., is a specialist in bicycle tours in Japan. Based in Tokyo, Oka Tours has organized guided bicycle tours in various parts of Japan and has welcomed hundreds of cyclists from overseas since 2006. Tokyo Discovery Bike Tours has been built upon Oka Tours' rich experience with bicycle tours as well as on my passion to introduce my home city to guests from overseas.

Our goal is to give our guests a fun and memorable day in Tokyo. We believe that we can achieve it with our following strengths:

- hospitable, fun and knowledgeable licensed guides with excellent English

- carefully designed routes to ensure safety and to offer many attractions

- native knowledge of Tokyo and Japan

Our team looks forward to an opportunity of meeting you on our tours!

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Nowadays, our life significantly became dependent on the technology that people have developed. Modern technology has created a great impact worldwide and as the people strive to progress, so did the technology. However, though technology has brought a lot of benefits for humans, it has also been responsible for the wicked effects too.

Cybercrime is a crime done by using a computer and internet to commit various kinds of criminal activity that can cause a threat and serious harm either physically, mentally or virtually to its victims around the world. And no one who uses a computer is exempted from becoming a victim of this criminal act usually committed by an individual or groups of individuals.

Surely, as a brand new year is coming, cybercriminals will have new ways to execute their evil schemes. Cybercriminals are becoming more dangerous and persistent in using the advances in technology for their own benefit even if it means invading and violating other people’s rights and privacy. And it is better that we are all aware of possible risks that we may encounter and how we will make ourselves safe from cyberattacks.

Follow the simple tips below to make sure that your 2017 will be safe from cybercriminals.

  • 1.Always use a strong password on your accounts. Select a password combination that cannot be easily guessed - a minimum of eight characters with a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. And don't use the same password on all of your online accounts because it will definitely become a serious trouble.
  • 2.Never share or display your private information online. Cybercriminals can use the information you display publicly for their benefit so be cautious enough.
  • 3.You should keep your electronic devices lock all the time using whatever locking features the device have. For added security, turn on the automatic locking feature of your device when it goes to sleep.
  • 4.Received an email from a suspicious and unknown sender? Ignore it. Attachments and links inside these emails might contain viruses that could steal any private information from your laptop or desktop.
  • 5.There are dangers lurking at free apps. It definitely is tempting to download free apps but be aware that it can pose security risk too. Avoid downloading suspicious applications that require your personal information before you can login because they often hide viruses or spams.
  • 6.Social media have changed the way we communicate. Make your social media a safe place for you by ensuring that you set your privacy settings appropriately.
  • 7.Think twice before transacting in the web. Make sure that you are negotiating with a trustworthy seller or buyer online and don’t easily give sensible financial information. Check their business background first.

Many people became a victim of phishing scams and internet fraud this year. Year 2017 is coming, be informed and smart enough to protect yourself from such wicked schemes. Report any criminal activities you have witness or experience to the authorities. In this way, they can inform others from the latest evil schemes that cybercriminals do to deceive people.

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Maintaining the good condition of a car needs regular maintenance and necessary repair. Ensuring the safety of everyone concerned should also be the main concern of every driver. People should always keep the safety standards of their own cars as well as maintaining their perfect running condition to have a peaceful drive.

What comes first before learning how to move a car forward or backward? The answer is how to brake properly. For Tyre&Auto; Southbourne Group, this symbolizes the importance of safety. The company understands the significance of safety in driving a car, so they only provide quality service to their customers to make sure that they would be danger-free inside their own car.

Tyre&Auto; Southbourne Group is a family-operated company that has an excellent record in trading car parts and accessories. They offer car servicing, tyres, brake checks, MOT’s, and free seasonal tune-ups and check-ups.

Moreover, the company provides online transactions, which can deliver fast tyre quotation to their customers, making fitting faster. Tyre&Auto; can also provide local collect and delivery of a car wherein you can be sure of its car maintenance or repair.

An MOT test is also possible with Tyre&Auto;, and included in this examination is checking the safety of your car and the amount of exhaust emission. And in order to guide you in your yearly MOT certificate requirement, the company provides you with regular reminders such as when is the due of your test. This way, Tyre&Auto; could be certain that you will renew your road tax and car insurance in time.

Each of us has our own destinations every day, and the introduction of cars made it easier for us to reach them. Owning a car can provide you with few advantages, so it’s apparent that you should take care of it properly. Such advantages include ease, mobility, personal comfort, and emotional or psychological benefits.

With 10 years of trusted service, Tyre&Auto; Southbourne Group continues to deliver honest automobile services to their customers, and they always make sure to deliver top-notch maintenance and repair.

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Different car systems have distinct value in automobiles and to retain the good running condition of your car, they should be looked after regularly, and as a car owner, you should appreciate their value and their role in keeping your car working properly to outwit being tricked. Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group provides some of those car parts below:

Catalytic converters

A catalytic converter was first introduced in 1993 and was then included in all petrol exhaust systems. Decreasing the damaging effects of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen is the main role of a catalytic converter, and those gases being emitted into the atmosphere were evidently dangerous to the human body and to the environment. The converter could reduce the harmful effects of those toxic gases by converting them into water vapour and less harmful gases. Even though catalytic converters can last a long time, you still need the assistance of a professional car service provider like Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group to do a regular check-up on it to ensure the perfect condition of your car.

Brakes

In case you need a cost-effective brake maintenance service, the company has brake experts who can deliver this for you. They recommend that every year, you should at least visit them twice with your car for proper check-ups to ensure its best performance for average or greater than average annual mileage cars. Tyre&Auto Southbourne depots have a wide variety of brake systems to choose from for cars and light commercial vehicles, and they also do free check-ups that include the following:

- Digital measurement of wear on brake pads

- Discs

- Shoes and drums

- The actual condition of your braking system compiled in a complete list

- No-obligation price quote for the needed works to be performed

Tyres

It's apparent that to keep the good performance of your car and to ensure everyone's safety, tyres replacement is necessary. Having the expertise of Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group in choosing the proper size and the type of tyres, along with the proper driving habits for every individual driver, could be very beneficial to you. Tyres are also marked specifically according to:

- Date and place they were manufactured

- Speed

- Load capacity

- Size

In addition, tyres' lifespan greatly depends on different factors, such as:

- The mileage of a car where it can be high or low

- Places they were used often such as the inner city or the race track

- Driving habits of the user, which might include average speed and acceleration or sportier manner

Experts at Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group will help you decide which fits your car and your specific driving needs better.

Prolonging the lifespan of your car as well as maintaining its value requires the regular maintenance of your trusted car service provider and avoid being scammed on your car such as the Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group. Their specialists have advanced tools and diagnostic techniques and are also well-trained to handle any brand and type of car. They can provide an amiable and reliable service, making you feel at ease with them. With this, Tyre&Auto Southbourne can surely provide a quality service to each of their customers.

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Every student, researcher,government planner or corporate analyst begins with a recognized problem. Alongwith that problem is one major task or objective – to solve or resolve theproblem. Yes, even the housewife has so many issues she must consider within 24hours and also has the same goal as all the rest: Find solutions in order tofinish each task encountered. Which is why we have TV programs, no, channels,dedicated to help housewives manage their lives, families and homes well. Thisshows that the essential principles of “problem solving” can apply as well tothe more complex and more demanding field of ProjectConsulting

Let us look at the basic stepsinvolved in this task.

1. Determining the specifics and the scope of the problem

Project Consulting concernsbusiness management of a company or a government office; in particular, thespecific functions of the organization’s operations, such as quality control orenergy-saving measures. The easiest (or, at times, the hardest) task aconsultant does may be pinpointing the problem and avoid possible scams.Nevertheless, addressing all the nuances and repercussions of the problem alonecan daunt any self-respectingconsultant.

Consulting for a company requiressitting down initially with all the personnel involved in the project andfinding out accurately the extent of the problem and how each participant hascontributed, that is, failed to contribute to its solution. In the case of newprojects, this will involve assessing the various functions involved andmatching the qualifications of the entire organizational structure to achieve astreamlined operation.

Often, this step involves thedesign or development of products or services. Thus, the process of developingthe goods can be, by itself, a major task requiring a meticulous sub-projectplan. Usually, however, companies already have their in-house professionals onthe ball and only need professional assistance in attaining higher efficiencyand better coordination.

2. Organizing and planning

Every business project requires anorganization to make it work. And along with the organization, one needs abusiness plan which will direct the whole work toward its desired goals. Thisis essentially the main task of project consultancy; however, coordinating allthe minor and major functions involved in the entire project requires lookinginto possible gaps and obstacles that prevent the organization fromimplementing its plan in the most cost-effective and prompt manner. The ProjectConsultant must provide the answers to such issues even before the projectbegins. Planning involves setting up schedules for minor and major tasks andachieving a detailed strategy within the allocated budget. 

3. Estimating Costs 

The Project Consultant sits downwith the finance manager and the design or research development people todetermine costs and expected revenues. For instance, raw material costs andequipment costs must be determined along with professional fees, royalties andother related costs. Projections are then made based on these costs andpossible alternatives are presented depending on the overall economic andmarketing environment.

The figures derived from this step(which can be concurrently done with other steps, such as the previous step)will be utilized to aid in integrating all the procedures required to put theproject on stream. Most importantly, it is here where the decision to pushthrough with the project or not is made. Often, deciding to shelf the projectmay lead to possible acquisition of loans, merging with other companies or, ifnecessary, selling the business itself. In any case, Project Consultingprovides a solution that benefits the company to avoid fraud and have a goodreview.

4. Implementing the project

Pushing through with the projectrequires the authorization of the company in the form of a contract separateand distinct from the consultancy agreement. Or it could be incorporated in onecontract to simplify matters. Either way, the company may retain the ProjectConsultant as the general advisor for the whole project from start to as longas required. For new companies, consultants can be retained indefinitely untilsuch time that the company has developed its own people to handle the projectefficiently. In other cases, such as franchises, the consultant can be calledupon only during times when difficult problems arise.

The initial stages ofimplementation of a project are the most crucial of all steps and must requireutmost attention from all the people in the organization. A lot of errors willbe encountered and duly corrected or adjusted. A new plan may sometimes bedevised to replace the old one. Key people may also be replaced and newpositions might even be made to fill up any gaps.

5. Managing Costs

Most importantly, actual costs willbe used to update or revise the estimated costs and projections will beadjusted to determine a more accurate revenue projection. Savings can beattained through overestimation often done during the planning stage or throughtaking shortcuts or measures that will reduce expenses. All these will becomeclear to all with the help of the expertise of highly experienced ProjectConsultants.

Project Consultancy, likeengineering, is generally about finding the most cost-effective way of runninga project. And oftentimes, industrial engineers make the best ProjectConsultants alongside astute Financial Managers.  

6. Managing progress

The work never ends. Every rustypipe and broken tool must be cleaned and repaired. A simple leak or weakness inthe entire system can unmake the entire project. The best Project Consultantscan sense or smell anything awry or out of place from a distance. The picturedevised from the very beginning of the project remains in the mind of theProject Consultant and evolves as the actual system rumbles and movesalong.           

In a sense, the Project Consultantreviews the whole process again but this time in its actuality. What was onceonly an abstract thing has become a reality and he or she can divine dangers oropportunities that will determine the company’s future. And although theProject Consultant may be only a person, he has become the heart and soul ofthe entire organization, living his life and mind in the daily functions of theindividual as well as of the corporate body.

In essence, this is how a ProjectConsultant functions and provides solutions to business concerns.

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– Bankruptcy assistance

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– International tax andbusiness structuring

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– Profit enhancementconsulting

– Risk management

 

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