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Journalist, diplomat

West New York, New Jersey, 07093, United States
November 07, 2018

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Name: Rogelia T Kahlon Status: Divorced

Address: *** ****** *****, **** *** York, NJ 07093

Brief biography, ( professional and civic experience)

Employment: Retired UN Official

Education : BSC, Pre-law (one year)

Work experience:

1962 - 1973, Diplomat, Department of Foreign Affairs, The Philippines. Tours of duty, Cambodia, Viet-Nam, India, Japan.

1973-1974 – Consultant, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan

(served with Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, later Prime Minister of Japan)

Write and edit diplomatic correspondence of PM to various embassies and diplomats in Japan.

1973-1974 – Consultant, Economic Planning Agency of Japan (editing research)

Edit and rewrite researches done by the officers and researches of EPA.

1974-1984 – Consultant. Mitsubishi Shoji, Editing and rewriting contracts

1974-1984 – Journalist, Freelancing for The Daily Yomiuri, Japan Times, etc.

Write political and other newsworthy reports for aforementioned papers.

1984 -1997 - Diplomat, United Nations University. Tokyo, Japan (UN Official)

Awards: Certificate of Appreciation, Rotary Club of Bacolod City, Philippines

Plaque, International Poet of Merit 2001, Int’l. Society of Poets

Cup, International Poet of Merit 2002, Int’l. Society of Poets

Poem published in London : “Theatre of the Mind”, collection of poems

Poem published in the USA: Best Loved Poets and Poems of 2003, collection of poems.

Other activities:

March 1989 – Panelist, Int’l. Lecture Series, College Women’s Assn. of Japan “Japan and the Pacific – A New Era?

Formerly Regular Member, Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, 1969-1997

Nominated in 1992 for presidency of the United Nations Staff Union (labour union) at Vienna, Austria but turned it down for family reasons.

Social Activities:

Guest at Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s (ruler of Cambodia in 1964) Chamcar Mon Palace for diplomatic parties

Guest of the Maharaja of Gwalior, 1968, Gwalior, India

Guest of the Duke of Esterhazy, Vienna, Austria, Reception for UN delegation

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