金子信義 様 ｜(株)カネコ・アンド・アソシエイツ・ジャパン 代表取締役
1. How did you first get in contact with CWS Japan？
I have known CWS for the last 20 years. As for CWS Japan, I came to know the establishment of CWS Japan via my friend, Rev. Doug Smith, who previously worked at the CWS US.
2. What was the good thing about working with CWS Japan?
I came to learn of the dedication of CWS Japan. Komino San (CWS Japan Secretary General) and his team are passionate about the work of CWS Japan. They are dedicated and driven to bring a much needed message in Japan.
3. What advice do you have for CWS Japan and what do you expect from CWS Japan in the future?
My advice to CWS Japan is to be an ongoing witness for social justice and humanitarian efforts. Japan, in my opinion, can become a leading nation in assisting the global community with dire needs. CWS Japan can play a great role in this regard.
4. What are approaches and/or perspectives that you uphold as utmost importance in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction work?
Egalitarian and open-minded. Not be afraid to speak out and witness when needed. Globally connected and locally driven. Immediate response to disasters and other humanitarian challenges.
5. What are some of the key issues with regards to the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction fields, which need to be addressed?
Sustainability and economic justice. Not “We vs They.” But “We as a collective community.”