Month: February 2014

A Third Party

“A Third Party” By: Andrew Mathews             Prior to working for the APADRC as a Conflict Resolution Specialist, I had very little knowledge about mediation or the process and skills needed for the position.  I quickly learned that patience and

Saving Business Relationships

Saving Business Relationships By Ying Wang In this story of a successful mediation between a business and its long-time customer, we start with Sally, who had the tail light of her BMW repaired at Joseph’s repair shop. Sally paid Joseph

Creating a Forum for Community Dialogue and Action in Japan

After leaving the APADRC as Program Director and arriving in Tokyo this past August, time has been peeling away as I’ve acclimated.  There has been so much to learn: new cultural norms, language, re-establishing a routine, growing familiar with the

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