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header_logo_en_mdYesterday afternoon (October 6), I went to hear the 40th anniversary symposium of Foreign Press Centre of Japan. I had given some briefings and was asked for the interviews by foreign journalists through this organization and was invited to this event.
img_1549I had planned to go to the reception only as I had a class. But then I found out that Ai Sugiyama, professional tennis player and panelist for the workshop I am to moderate at the World Forum on Sports & Culture on October 21 would be the guest of talk show and one of the panelists.
img_1554So I rushed there (I missed the keynote speech by Prof. Ogasawara) and was able to catch the talk show and panel. The topic was related to the role of media for promoting women athletes. It was interesting as I really did not know much about the field. (I do workout every day, but do not know much about sports/athletes world.)
I introduced myself to Ai Sugiyama, among others and joined the reception, too. (There I saw Kansai Yamamoto after many years-we served on the advisory board of design school before.) I felt it is always nice to get exposed to a different field from your own.

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