Contributing to good global citizenship through the principle of harmony in diversity.
SGRA is short for Sekiguchi Global Research Association (pronounced as SEGRA). It is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) based in Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan and has a mission to reach out globally. It is under the Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF), which was formed on the behest of the the late Takeo Atsumi (former President of Kajima Construction). SGRA's mission is to contribute to good global citizenship under the principle of harmony in diversity. The core of SGRA is formed from former AISF scholarship recipients of foreign students in the final stage of Ph.D. work in a Japanese university. SGRA is also engaged in lay person-oriented research in Japan studies, environmental/energy , global citizenship, peace/security, human resource development, IT/education, and historical issues. SGRA's membership is therefore open to all men and women of goodwill irrespective of nationality, social rank, or field of intellectual pursuit.
SGRA holds at least four forums per year in Japan and regularly publishes the SGRA report (generally in Japanese, although there are special issues published in other languages as well). SGRA also has regular international collaborations with like-minded institutions in the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, China, and Mongolia.
SGRA Shared Growth Seminars held in Manila
Manila Seminar # 13. Rural and Urban Poor Communities - December 17, 2010
Brief Description of Seminar Content
This seminar focuses on poor communities in both the rural and urban sectors of the Philippines, as part of this series‛ ongoing research and advocacy on shared growth. Being collective institutions, communities are natural mechanisms of sharing. What is less clear, however, is how communities contribute or not contribute to growth. This seminar hopes to provide some insights into this issue, which could then be the basis of future policy-oriented research work.
Seminar 13 PowerPoint Presentations:
SGRA Publications translated into English about East Asian Cooperation
SGRA Report No. 17 English Version: Global Security in the 21st Century (SGRA Forum #10 in Odaiba)
SGRA Report No. 14 English Version: A New East Asia in the Era of Globalization (SGRA Forum #8 in Karuizawa)
Add us up on Facebook!