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Monday, May 7, 2012

24th SSYEAP International General Assembly SIGA JAPAN 2012

Yes, it was really exiting being invited as the Foster Parents by SIGA Japan 2012, who held the 24th Ship for South East Asia Youth Program ("SSYEAP") International General Assembly  in Tokyo at Hotel New Otani, Tokyo; All the Participant stayed in Hotel New Otani Tokyo; During this Visit  besides attending this International General Assembly,  we visited Mount Fuji and also Tokyo Tower
  • The season was spring so the temperature was not so cold  outside the Hotel. My wife, me and my son was invited as Foster families, where in this SSYEAP,  each and every Year since the Year of  2007, our family  as Foster Parents and Foster family had been receiving several youths from different countries of Japan and South East Asia staying in our house,   when the Fujimaru Ship arrived and stop over in Jakarta Indonesia; This  Fujimaru Ship is carrying around  350  Youths from Japan and South East Asia Youth from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos, Philipines, Kambodja sailing for around 50 Days and visited Japan and this South East Asia Countries.  This Program is held by the Japanese Government and the South East Asia Government where the Youth can expose  in exchanging their culture (cross culture), communications skill, and are  being experienced in knowing the way of life of the families of the Home where they stayed for 3 days in each country during the 50 days trip.    
      
  • For me it was actually the second time  to visit Tokyo, which my first visit was back in 1970, when my father (who had passed away) as a diplomat went back to Indonesia from Argentina with our family, and stopped over in Tokyo where we visited Tokyo Tower
  • Thanks to ALLAH, in this Year, April  2012  my wife  me and  my son  had  the opportunity to visit Tokyo Tower. I am very great full and thank full  to ALLAH  who has given the chance  to my  dearest wife, to be active  in participating in the role as Foster parents in this SSYEAP venue. The Indonesian Participating Youth  and  the  Foster Parents and Foster Families from Indonesia representing the Indonesian Delegates  were invited by SIGA Japan 2012 to attend this General Assembly; On this Year the Malaysian Delegates were the largest delegation where around 100 Participants were attending this occasion.   
  • Giving a glance picture  in the Public Transportation, I can see that  the Subway train is really very efficient and effective way to travel in Tokyo,  where there are always maps available to be taken by us  showing the name of the Station and with numbering system, where we can view that many Japanese workers are taking this subway train to go their office and back home. 
We can always grap a map in the subway station  and also can see inside the train  the electronic board sign which shows the next train stop over or station that we are heading. On the first day there were 2 guides from  the Indonesian delegation who is staying in Japan or coming back and forth to Japan and Indonesia. On the Second day, me and my wife and Lia  had tried to take the Subway by ourselves where we can asked the Station Officers  our way and by looking at the map and the electronic  board sign in the train;   I  think  Jakarta  which every day experienced heavy traffic jam can really learn from Japan how to manage a modern, manageable, efficient and effective  mass public transportation. Well this is just a glance view of my visit to Tokyo this April 2012;
Jakarta, May 07, 2012
Agung S.Suleiman   

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