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Towards the Global Compacts on Migrants and on Refugees 2018

Click to view:  Towards the Global Compacts 2018 Migrants and Refugees Section Integral Human Development Palazzo San Calisto 00120 Vatican City Table of Contents *Introduction *Message for the 51st World Day of Peace *20 Pastoral Action Points *20 Action Points … Continue reading

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Responding To Refugees and Migrants, 20 Pastoral Action Points

Click to view:  20 Pastoral Action Points

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Talitha Kum Japan – (Network against Trafficking in Persons)

This is to share with you what transpired during the meeting on Human Trafficking sponsored by Talitha Kum (Japan) where I also serve as a member of the steering committee (we function under the umbrella of J-Carm which is the … Continue reading

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Memorial Service in Osaka

The Sri Lankan community living in the Kansai region of Japan came together on April 28th to remember and pray for the victims and the injured in the terror attacks that took place on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The … Continue reading

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Cruise Experience

Well I’m back from the Cruise and I’m at our usual Spring study session. The cruise experience was wonderful.

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Meeting with Fr. Marek in Kochi

Only Jerry Novotny and I attended the full meeting. Iwo had gone to bed because he was very tired. Iru had Mass during that time and came late and didn’t open his mouth once. Of course, he’d been alone in the … Continue reading

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Spring Meeting 2019: “MIGRATION IN ASIA”

The theme of our spring meeting, April 2, 2019, was “Migrants, Refugees and People on the Move”.

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613,000 in Japan aged 40 to 64 are recluses, says first government survey of hikikomori

About 613,000 people aged 40 to 64 are believed to fall into the category of recluses, who hide themselves away in their homes without working, the government’s first survey on the age group showed Friday.

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Suicide now leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan

Suicide has become the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in Japan for the first time in the postwar period, an analysis of government demographic data has shown.

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With divorce on the rise, more Japanese taking to ‘prenups’ as they prepare to wed

The prenuptial agreement, an age-old practice fairly common in many Western countries, is gaining a foothold in Japan as more and more people insist on drawing one up to ensure they will be protected if their marriage ends badly.

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