Shumei’s Presence on Filipino National Television.
On February 24, 2005, Sensei Eugene Imai, Director of Shumei America,
and Ruby S. Orendain of the Philippines were interviewed on ANC, the national
Filipino cable station. The interview was transmitted live on the network’s
program STRAIGHT TALK. Video clips of Misono, Shumei’s International
Center, were shown during the program. Subjects covered during the 50
minute televised discussion included Shumei’s philosophy, Natural
Agriculture, and the spiritual healing powers of Jyorei. While the show
was in progress over 60 phone inquiries concerning Shumei and its activities
were received at the Shumei Philippines National Center in Manila. Eventually,
a full transcript of this program will be available on Shumei.org.
On February 26, two days after the interview on ANC, The
Filipino National Center sponsored a seminar at a local hotel at which
Sensei Eugene Imai and Filipino members spoke about Shumei and Jyorei,
after which over 60 people received Jyorei. Many of the attendees asked
about visiting Shumei’s Natural Agriculture farm in the Philippines
and since the seminar several visitors to the Manila Center have expressed
a desire to become members and practice Jyorei.
Sensei Eugene Imai (left)
and Ruby Orendain (right)
stand on either side of ANC interviewer
on the set of STRAIGHT TALK.