In addition to Ms. Doi, there is someone else I look up to who taught me the appeal of legal technical assistance. This person was my senior prosecutor, and was sent to Cambodia and worked there for about two years as a long-term expert, supporting human resource development at schools training Cambodian judges and prosecutors. In addition to talking about her experiences in a lecture during my training, she was featured in a series of law magazines. With that lecture and those magazine articles, she strengthened my desire to someday be involved in the activities for legal technical assistance. I try to always keep in mind the words of my senior in that article: “We have to think about what will remain in Cambodia when Japan someday stops its support.” Support eventually comes to an end, and we must think and act in a way so that the supported country is able to develop on its own after the support is ended.
In the same way that Ms. Doi and my senior prosecutor had an impact on me, communication might catch the attention of someone who until then was unknown, and be able to have a big impact on that person’s life. That would be wonderful. In the future, as I continue working, I would like to send a message by carefully considering who I can send messages to through my activities, what kind of messages are conveyed and how they can be conveyed more effectively.
The activities of the ICD are listed on this website. If anything should interest you, please have a look. http://www.moj.go.jp/housouken/houso_icd.html