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Leadership Network member’s life a love letter to Japan

Leadership Network member Marcus Coll grew up habitually curious. His curiosities were directed in particular to understanding everything he could about the big wide world.

Sports / News
Softball tour illuminates Japan to Under 15 girls

A three-week tour of Japan to compete in the Under 15 Women's Softball World Cup saw the New Zealand team grow as players and people, writes Softball NZ's Tania Giles.

Media / News
The Hui follows a daughter's journey to find her Japanese father

The Hui producer Ruwani Perera recounts travelling to Japan with Migoto Eria (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu) as she embarks on a quest to reunite with her Japanese father after four decades of separation.

Leadership Network / News
Teaching in Japan a dream come true for Leadership Network member

Wanting to communicate better with exchange students at her high school was the spark that started Leadership Network member Megan Wilson's Japanese language-learning journey.

Media / News
Visit provides insights into Japanese tourism

Journalist Juliet Speedy travelled to Japan recently to investigate why tourist numbers to New Zealand have been steadily falling since the early 2000s and have failed to return to pre-Covid numbers.

Sports / News
NZ Water Polo Team fascinated by Fukuoka

In Japan to compete at the world championships, the NZ Women's Water Polo Team found time to explore the streets of Fukuoka, visit the sights and get a taste of the local culture.

Sports / News
Girls shine on and off the field at Japan sevens tournament

While in Japan for the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament, the girls from Manukura School immersed themselves in the local culture by undertaking a high school visit and exploring cultural sites.

Sports / News
Artistic swimmers immerse themselves in Japanese culture

Co-captain of the New Zealand Artistic Swimming team, Eden Worsley, describes visiting Japan and learning about Japanese culture while there for the world championships.

Sports / News
NZ Aikido team awed by modern and ancient Japan

Training for the World Championships in the cool of the evenings, the NZ Aikido team spent their days exploring the bustling city of Kyoto, learning about Japanese culture and taking in the sights.

Sports / News
Japan rugby trip "opens students' eyes to a world beyond their imaginations"

The team from Hamilton Boys High returned from Japan not only with the prized Sanix Cup silverware but an new-found appreciation of Japanese history and culture, writes 1st XV Coach Cameron Moor.

Arts / News
Speakers to provide Japanese lens at photo festival

We chat to Auckland Festival of Photography CEO Julia Durkin about the two Japanese photography practitioners Emi Higano and Ihiro Hayami who the Foundation is supporting to speak at the festival.

Leadership Network / News
A Leadership Network member's life in Tokyo

In this article we catch up with Leadership Network member Gareth Stevens about living in Tokyo, how New Zealand is perceived in Japan and the recent visit by Prime Minister Ardern.

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