|Where are these programs held?|
|In private facilities such as in a learning/event room in Mantate or in a living room in the private house in Motomachi.
Programs may include a small study tour to salt domes and the adjacent hand made salt factory. Locations may vary to comply with weather and seasonal changes.
|What is the accommodation for overnight programs?|
|Accommodation is NOT included in the overnight programs. However, it can be arranged upon your request. Programs are held in the modest facilities of the local community. This is a way for Ohshima to share as much of its local culture and customs as possible with program participants. The first option for sleeping rooms is traditional Japanese futons. This means bedding is laid out on tatami or hardwood floors.
The second option for lodging is in modest inns owned by local islanders. These rooms are traditional tatami rooms with Japanese futons. A tatami room has high quality woven, straw floors with a low table and cushions in the center. The table and cushions are used for tea. At night the table is moved to the corner of the room and traditional Japanese futon bedding is laid out on the tatami floors. It is the responsibility of all participants to prepare their bedding each evening. For those who wish to be shown how to do this process in the traditional Japanese style a program organizer will be happy to show you.
|Are there any health concerns to be aware of on the island?|
|Malaria shots are not needed, although there are many mosquitoes during the summer months. Homes and inns have screens so you will be mosquito-free at night. It is recommended to bring insect repellent for outdoor hikes on the volcano or walking through the towns. There are poisonous snakes on the island. It is necessary to wear closed-toed shoes with socks when hiking or touring through the towns. There are no sea snakes. Walking barefoot or with open-toed shoes on the beaches is common. There are many large and small spiders on the island. The most common are gentle and harmless and are as scared of you as you might be of them. You will most likely have these spiders in your bedrooms. If you leave them alone, they will hide and stay away from you. Because, Ohshima is an island the insects that live here are much larger than those traditionally found in the Continental U.S. or Europe. Again, the insects are as scared of you as you might be of them. Leave them alone and they will stay out of your way.|
|Do I need travel insurance?|
|It is recommended for peace of mind to purchase your own travel insurance before the trip. It is common for Triple AAA, your home or car insurance company or your credit card to offer travel insurance.|
|Are there any prerequisites required for the Company 0wner programs or the Custom Programs?|
One must be…
Committed to use one’s capacity and capability for the enhancement of the global status quo.
• Willing to go outside of one’s comfort zone
• Open to learning in a subtle and non-verbal manner
• Committed to leading in a COCORO (heart and mind as one) WAY
• Able to see the value in communicating with one’s inner wisdom
• Committed to using their company for social good
• A master or expert in their corporate industry; for start up companies, participants must be committed to a New World way
• Able to understand the time has come for essential social and corporate systems renovation
|Are there any disclaimers associated with the Company Owner Programs or the Custom Programs?|
After this programs your life’s course or the company’s course may experience unexpected occurrences. These changes are a reflection of your unique growth or the company’s mission coming into alignment with its fuller potential. Whether these occurrences might be viewed as challenges, neutral or joy filled, they are all with the purpose to launch your role in a totally new beginning for the New World.
|What is “inner wisdom”?|
|The essence of an individual that is beyond the ego or personality. It is easily accessed through the unconscious mind. It is the inner deep knowing that is caring, clear, wise and committed.|
|What is an “energetic matrix”?|
|The invisible template of a company. It acts as the foundation for all visible manifestations of a company’s operations, products and services.|
|What is OHSHIMA ♡ HEART OF INNOVATION and 000 PLENUM Inc.’s shared “global vision of the future”?|
|The heart becomes the center for all activities. This includes global, social, corporate and individual activities. By activities we mean our day-to-day tasks and operations, both personal and at work. The awareness that our heart is the center of our intelligence and wisdom. It is the core for our innovations. We value our differences and at the same time treasure a united world. We all use and appreciate our potential and others.|
|What are the “common values” of a New World company?|
| • Shared Vision
• Universal Cooperation
|What is a New World company?|
|A company whose focus includes the well-being of both the company and the world. A company that contributes to optimize global potential through cooperation, caring and humility. It embodies the common New World company values.|
|What is a VUCA world?|
|VUCA: Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) Model. Using VUCA ∞ VUCA Prime. Carol Mase. Blog: Leadership. Free Management Library Blogs, 2011.
(VUCA) Prepared and Resolved: The Strategic Agenda for Growth, Performance and Change. Daniel Wolf. DBS Publishing, 2007.
|What is multicultural?|
|In addition to the traditional definition, multicultural addresses one’s internal culture as well as the collective culture. It is an understanding that culture extends from the individual, to the family, a community, a nation and to the world.|
|What is a New World community?|
|A community where each member and the community as a whole choose to contribute towards the common good. It is made up of human beings that are realizing their potential. The community’s focus is local, global and universal.|