SIGNIS Asia Board Meeting at Tokyo, Japan

The SIGNIS Asia Board meeting was held in Tokyo from March 10-15, 2019. Evaluation of the SIGNIS assembly held in Bangkok in 2018, the financial report, status of desk activities, common projects, changes in the SIGNIS Asia constitution, reviving non-active members, SIGNIS World Congress in Korea in 2022, SIGNIS Asia Focus newsletter, SIGNIS Asia website, facebook, and the SIGNIS Asian Assembly in New Delhi were the important topics discussed during the board meeting. The board also prepared the activity calendar for the desk activities.

Mr. Mac Machado, one of the board members and the Secretary of SIGNIS Japan hosted the meeting. Mac made all of us feel at home with his hospitality and warm smile. Although the schedule was tight, the board could discuss at length all items in the agenda and come to decisions.

The board also met His Grace Isao Kikuchi, the Archbishop of Tokyo and had an enriching discussion with him over a cup of Japanese tea. The President of SIGNIS Japan Mr. Itaru along with other members hosted a memorable dinner for the board members. The members stayed at YMCA Asian Youth Centre and travelled to the Jesuit Provincial house at Sofia College every day for the meeting. We had the evening mass at the Chapel inside the college campus. The thirty minute up and down travel by metro every day offered us a wonderful opportunity to get exposed to people of Japan, their culture life style and food. Japan is a beautiful country and SIGNIS Japan is engaged in many media activities under the leadership of Mr. Itaru and Mr. Mac.