駒ヶ根市制50周年と海外協力隊訓練所25周年を記念して、緒方貞子さんに記念講演を頂、そこで候補生225名を代表して私がスピーチをさせていただいた。

以下はその原文を英語に直したものです。

When I came to here at first,the cherry blossom had been ful of flowers and there was snow on the mountain,then I could feel the spring wind of the space between the Southern-Alps and the central-Alpes.When I met Komagane people in the out door actitivety,they were suppertive with their warm hearts, It made us thankful. We have good surroudings to do anything we want.

In this center, we live with candidate
who were grown up in quite different environments from all over Japan. We are cooprating with others and we are making an effort to reach our targets. And though there are so many wonderful people, the reason why I was chosen
for this speech was, because I was born in May 1979. I am as old as the traininning center.

However, I was fun of Mrs,Sadako Ogata. before now. I'd worked since I was in high shool. made a company in university, and I thought about women's life. We con work for the world with a familu and earn respect. That's was what Ms,Ogata did and I decided to follow her exanple. This year, she came to JICA as the president , I occasionally had a chance to be a JOCV member and give a speech, It's a real pleasure for me!

In about one and half months from now, 225 candidates here,(I hope nobody quits) will go all over the world. I think it is natural for them to act as a professional and try to improve the society, gaining international under standing and experience as a jocv member even as a volunteer, It is different ways, but every person we meet for the first time will remain in our minds for as long as we live.,

I'll try to absorb their ideas in host country as a representative of Japan, I got a lot of power from the other 224 wonderful candidates and local people O never expected this, I think we can do it because of our training in the center.

Thanks to the komagane people,(accepted us),and our parents (understood me), I cannot forget them, try to keeo in touch with them when I'm in my host country. Both are important. Lastly, candidates tranning together, for the rest of the 35 days, must accoplish them ends, and do our best for our own country.We will meet again after 2 years.
I’ll take an oath to keep our network forever to the people, who understand us &support us...you.

Thank you.