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IV Japan founder awarded by Japanese Foreign Minister

On 26 October, Ms. TOMINAGA Sachiko, Founder of International Cooperation NGO IV Japan, received the Certificate of Commendation from Japanese Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu. The award was presented by Ambassador TAKEWAKA at his residence.

Ms. TOMINAGA has made significant contributions in promoting Japan-Laos cooperation mainly in the field of education and vocational training.

In 1988, she founded the NGO and moved her focus of activities to the Lao PDR in 1994. Over 25 years, she has been voluntarily providing scholarships for Lao children and vocational trainings.

She also constructed 22 schools and 9 vocational training centers in Laos. Microfinance project for Lao people was launched as well by her leadership.

She is also playing her unique role as a radio reporter for Japan NHK to introduce Lao culture and an organizer of Japanese Tea lessons in Vientiane for over a decade.

The Embassy of Japan expresses its sincere congratulations to Ms. TOMINAGA for her outstanding achievements in promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the two nations.

Source: Lao News Agency