About Us

Recipient of the Panasonic NPO Support Fund for Africa 2015,2016,2017

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About Comment-Niger

Comment-Niger is a non-profit general incorporated association founded in March 2009. We conduct activities and projects to provide support for the children of Niger.

Greetings

"Comment-Niger" is a French expression, meaning "What is Niger?” I have lived in Niger for a total of seven years. I was the first Japanese woman to live in a camp in Afasto, further south of Arlit in the middle of the Saharan desert, for two years from 1978 to 1980 to accompany my husband who was stationed there. The second time round, we lived in the capital Niamey from 1986 to 1991with the children.
Up until 2011, approximately 1 hour of electricity production out of every 24 in Japan was generated from uranium produced in Niger, and that had been the case for over 30 years. However, as of January 2015, there is not a single electric power plant for civilian use in Niger. And, the majority of us Japanese do not even recognize the country of Niger. We think that it is our responsibility to at least recognize the existence of the country. To think and to learn about a country in a faraway desert can teach us about our own country surrounded by the ocean.
Comment-Niger’s mission is to provide support for the children of Niger, and to gain recognition of the Republic of Niger. Trends of Japanese energy security are swaying since the Great East Japan Earthquake, and its future is unpredictable. We wish to at least value and give thanks for the relationship between Niger and Japan, and to give thoughts to the country that has been supporting our convenient lives for over 30 years. Give some thoughts. Your attention matters. We would be grateful if you would care, even a little bit, about Niger.

Comment-Niger
Founder and President Hideko Fukuda

Organizational information

Name of the organization: Comment-Niger
Location:
    Headquarters
    4-9-15 Goshogaoka, Moriya, Ibaraki 302-0119
    tel 0297-48-7009
    fax 020-4668-2293
    info@comment-niger.org

    Liaison office
    Comment-Niger
    PO.Box 12212 Niamey
    REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER
    Phone +227 9689 1069

Board of Directors: 10 members
Staff: 2 in Japan, 2 in Niger
Supporters: 60 members (including organizasions),12 volunteers

*as of January 2015

Our supporters

The following organizations, corporates and groups are supporting us in the form of membership fees, donations, and/or grants.

■Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Niger in Tokyo
■Moriya City Government, Ibaraki Prefecture

■Panasonic Corporation
■Staedtler Nippon Kabushikikaisha
■Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
■Charity comedy event "Hato Live"
(organizations are not listed in any particular order)

Media appearances

2010-

Sponsoring and appearing on a community FM radio program in Sapporo.

Sponsoring and appearing on "Mayu-tasu" of Radio Karos Sapporo
Read more about the program.

Broadcasted on February 28, 2011

Appearing on TBS News Bird's news program "News no shiten"



May 20, 2011

Placed a full page ad on Niger's major newspaper "Le Sahel"

Comment-Niger placed a full page ad to thank the people of Niger for their kind 2 million JPY donation in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. (details

October 27, 2013

The Mainichi Shimbun's Ibaraki regional version

An article about photo exhibition of Seico Tamai's "Niger-no-onnanoko (Girls in Niger)", sponsored by Comment-Niger. (details

October 1, 2014 - present

Serving as a "navigator" for a program of a Moriya city's community radio

Navigating for "at town Moriya"on Radio Tsukuba (84.2MHz). "at town Moriya"'s website(here

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Comment-Niger
Headquarters
4-9-15 Goshogaoka, Moriya, Ibaraki 302-0119

Tel 0297-48-7009
Fax 020-4668-2293
info@comment-niger.org
 
Niamey Liaison Office
Comment-Niger
PO.Box 12212 Niamey
REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER
Tel +227 9689 1069