Jun 23, 2016
On Friday, June 10, 2016, YOSHIYAMA Masaru, director of the public interest group Entrepreneurship Support Program for Refugee Empowerment, visited APU to give a social outreach seminar entitled "Issue Brief on Refugee Admissions in Japan: Empowerment through Economic Independence".
In his lecture, Mr. YOSHIYAMA discussed the worsening refugee crisis in Syria and explained the current state of refugees in Japan. He said that although the refugee problem is a complex and multifaceted social issue, it is important to approach it simply by asking, “What can we do from a humanitarian standpoint?”
He also introduced real-life cases as he described how his organization assists refugees in becoming economically independent by investing in and offering management support to refugee-run businesses such as ethnic food restaurants and used car exporters.
APU has been inviting business owners and other professionals active in the real world to give social outreach seminars since 2010.