To Change or Not To Change ? in 2019
Friendship force Hiroshima,
Chairman Hiroshi Yumite
Some history books and philosophy books said,
“ Those who can survive for any time
are not wise people nor powerful people.
All the people who could not change according
to the change of the era were extinct. “.
Leading role is shifting rapidly from companies to consumers, because of globalization and IT industry.
It is that age background and we are going towards declining birthrate and aging in.
Also, in 2018, Japanese large companies and famous universities had dropped out of the top seats. And we had seen a lot kind
of sad human disasters.
Recently affected by that we could find out the light and shadow of globalization.
Friendship Force each club are also on the same crisis situation.
I thought we must think of a way to solve and then take action to overcome the wall of fool.
Fortunately, I got the cooperation and wisdom form many our members. So, before 2019 began we had finished organizing FF
Wishing you and me a wonderful New Year 2019.
with hugs of many thanks and strong friendship!
≪Much result 2018≫
There are three major achievements of international exchange that FF Hiroshima worked on.
The first is the ” Global Youth Journey “. The second is the success of English language learning in Queensland, Australia.
The third is the launch of ” Web Campus Asia Pacific “.
Above all, the fact that a Russian high school student participate in GYJ has diversified the way interacting, and the content of
the interaction has advanced.
Moreover, the communication method at the time of exchange was able to easily overcome difficulties by the introduction of
pocket talk(automatic interpretation machine).
We had concerned if we might be able to communicate with participants non English-speaker in the future. But that has been
resolved by the way and it was become a brand-new experience of our smile.
Furthermore,the stay extension of the female junior high school student Mexico, FF Xalapa brought local people many pluses
and laughter. She attends at an elementary school and junior high school nearby. She stay with the family of the junior high
school student and enjoy “Team Teaching” with the ALT and at a high school and the university, contribute to the
globalization of the heart of people from an adult to a child through education, culture,the sports interchange very much.
After return home, she made full use of smartphone and iPad and communication continued with a junior high school student
and adult of the friend frequently, and they were able to build the flexible human relation as the distance and border, the
barrier of the culture were not felt at all each other.
WebCampus Asia-Pacific, CyberCampus Pan-Pacific
≪Expectation 2019 to further development≫
I felt it to spend empty time without an new opinion or a new question at all specifically only by bringing up(the restoration of
youth and activation of the organization, acquisition method of the new member) of the same problem that was repeated for
the past several years although I participated in FF Japan meeting, Matsuyama(October 14th,15th) idly. It was disappointed
two days when so-called “Wall syndrome of the fool, old age” did not seem to be over nationwide either.
To change or not to change, that’s the question.
But two proposals(I announced as FF Hiroshima in FFI several years ago.)
One is “Global Youth Journey”(GYJ)
Two is “The Life English Training Program” ( This had been already developed in various place in English zone.)
(This having come to be carried out as for one in earnest.)
And possibility that two of them are connected organically by “WebCampus Asia-Pacific” and develop at the same time
increases, and there should not be the thing that we will smash this trend in future.