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    2015年
    11月12日

    ​Guest from Papua New Guinea

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         2015 is a 40th anniversary year for the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Japan. The Prime Minister of PNG, Mr. Peter O’Neill, paid a visit to Emperor Akihito on Oct 14th, 2015, and made a joint message with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Oct 16th, 2015. It was perfect timing for the ICD (International Career Department) of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin to invite Mr. Allan Mogerema, a yoga instructor and dot painting artist, from Papua New Guinea for the university festival “Budousai”, also called “Grape Festa” in October, 2015.
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    1. What is PNG like?

         Where in the world is Papua New Guinea? Is it somewhere in Africa? No, Guinea is in west Africa, but PNG is in Oceania. What do people look like?  What language(s) do they speak? What kind of foods do they eat, etc.? ICD students had the opportunity in “Freshers Seminar” to research on the above questions and seek information on PNG, and at the same time, check their information by actually talking to someone from Papua New Guinea.
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         Here are some facts about PNG that the students have collected:  PNG is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. There are more than 600 tribes and over 800 languages are spoken. English is used as one of the official languages, and people also speak Tok Pisin as their national language. Each tribe has its own way of celebrating important events, people from the highlands such as Allan dress up with colorful feathers, shells, pearls etc. and paint themselves for the local ritual called “sing sings”.

    2. Interview with D.J. Anna 

        Love F.M. D.J. Anna (guest speaker of ICD orientation 2014 & 2015) had an interview with Allan. Allan introduced the rich diversity of his country, talked about his interest in nature and how the basic five elements (dot, line, color, shape and pattern) of nature have inspired him on his painting. He also shared his life experience of encountering Ms. Fazilah Bazari (guest speaker of ICD orientation 2015 & Freshers Seminar) and yoga. The integration of yoga in his life has transformed him from an underprivileged man to one that is full of confidence and trying to serve society in return. 
       When Anna asked Allan what he would like to take back to PNG from this trip, he said “the cleanliness and good manners”. Although he was only in Fukuoka for two days, he noticed that people here are trying to keep the environment clean all the time and everybody tries to be polite and in fact is well-behaved. 
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    3. Yoga Training in classrooms

         Allan works as a yoga instructor for a government agency called Mineral Resources Authority of PNG. Mining is one of the major industries in PNG. Mineral deposits such as gold, oil and copper, account for 72 % of export earnings---the life of the people of PNG depends on the success of the mine industry. The Governor of the National Capital District - Port Moresby is trying to help city residents keep healthy to maintain both physical and mental health. This is where the power of yoga training comes in. Yoga may not change the country but will change the people, so Allan plays an important role for his country.
         In Japan, yoga is becoming popular among women partly because they want to get back in shape, but mainly because they can release their stress and find harmony through balancing their private life and work by practicing yoga. It might be a good idea for ICD students who hope to work in today’s tough business world to learn to practice yoga regularly. 
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    4. Dot Painting for Cultural Festival

         Allan is also a dot painting artist. For our cultural festival (Grape Festa), Allan dressed up in his traditional highland attire. He spent almost two hours putting on all the ornaments, painting his face, and decorating his hair with feathers. Allan walked around the campus in this attire, hitting his traditional drum. The visitors to the festival were a little bit shocked and attracted to him, and enjoyed taking pictures with a man from a completely different culture.
         Allan conducted dot painting lessons. His way of using and combining colors in his dot painting is very different from the way we are taught in Japan. He demonstrated his dot painting skills both on canvas, paper and faces.
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         Allan’s traditional attire, painting and yoga training all contributed to giving a new dimension to our understanding of different cultures and perspectives, and we hope that the visitors to the Cultural Festival as well as the ICD students could expand their horizon and have found new doors open to a new world.
         Taking this opportunity, ICD would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Allan, for his great effort and hard work during his stay. We would also like to express our gratitude to the NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop. LLB LLM. MP, and Ms. Fazilah Bazari, Yoga trainer and life coach, also founder of Yoga Unites, for making it possible for Allan to come to Fukuoka Jo Gakuin for the cultural exchange. Thank you!

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