Events

Research Center for Muslim Affairs Research Results Report Session will be held.

Date: December 11, 2018(Tue.) 14:15-15:50
Venue: RCAPS Meeting Room, B Bldg. 2F, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

 *Depending on the presenter, the presentations will be held in English or Japanese.
 *All are welcome without prior application.

Programme:

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Congratulatory Speeches by Guests of Honour
    Representative from Oita Bank, Ltd.
  3. Report of the outcomes of five research projects
    Faculty Members
    《Research Representatives》
    BARAI Munim Kumar
    Kim Rebecca Chunghee
    SEIKE Kumi
    TATEYAMA Hirokuni
    SUZUKI Yasushi
    *Some of the reports will be given an individual other than the research
    representatives.
  4. Report of the progress on the Industry-Academia Collaboration “Halal Honey Soy Sauce” project
    Student Project Members
  5. Comment to the reports
    ASADA Hiroshi, Managing Director, Inspire Corporation
  6. Closing Remarks

*Contents are subject to change.

*Some snacks and drinks are available from 12:30 in RCAPS meeting room so that you can talk with other participants.

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Research Office
Research Center for Muslim Affairs
TEL:0977-78-1134 Email:rcma@apu.ac.jp
Access Map http://www.apu.ac.jp/home/contents/access.html/

5th RCMA Special Lecture

The 5th RCMA Special Lecture will be held on October 4, 2017, on the theme: “Today’s Globalizing Japanese Food Market – how to deal with diversity.” The Lecture will be given by Mr. Takeshi Shinmura, Executive Vice President of GANKO FOOD SERVICE, Co. Ltd., a company that is building a Japanese restaurant chain in Osaka and nationwide.
Dr. Shinmura will talk about GANKO’s efforts toward globalization and diversification in the traditional Japanese cuisine industry including how GANKO is handling the rapid increase in inbound demand and addressing employee internationalization and other human resource issues.

NOTE: The Lecture will be conducted in Japanese only. Please see the Japanese Website for more details.

* Speaker Bio
Mr. Takeshi Shinmura joined GANKO FOOD SERVICE, Co. Ltd. as a part-timer in 1990.
After working his way through the ranks (cooking, sales, human resources, and corporate development), he attained the position of Executive Managing Director in 2003, and his current position of Executive Vice President in 2013.
Mr. Shinmura also holds posts as Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Visiting Researcher to the Division of Information Technology and Human Factors at AIST, and Committee Member of the Research and Planning Division at the KANSAI Association of Corporate Executives.
Mr. Shinmura earned his PhD at the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering at University of Tsukuba, and holds the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

RCMA Special Seminar: “Potential of Food & Drink Market Brought by Halal Wagyu Beef”

We are hosting the 4th RCMA Seminar (language: Japanese). This event will be held in Japanese only, but if you are interested, please see the details on our Japanese website.




Symposium " Searching for 'symbiosis' in contemporary age "

Symposium " Searching for 'symbiosis' in contemporary age "

On Monday, February 13, 2017, a symposium, " Searching for 'symbiosis' in contemporary age ", will be held at H202. The symposium will be chaired by APS Professor Kumi Seike, a research project representative of our research center, and will welcome three presenters from outside.

Symposium " Searching for 'symbiosis' in contemporary age "

Date and time February 13, 2017 (Monday) 15: 05 - 16: 55
Place H202
Language Japanese
Moderator (Keynote Presenter) APS Professor Kumi Seike
‘Symbiosis’ with the Irreplaceable Individual, and furthermore from ‘Tolerance’ to an Unconditional Hospitality
Presenters Professor Toshiya Ueno, Wakko University
Special Lecture “Reading in Toshihiko Izutsu the Cosmopolitics of ‘Symbiosis
Takuro Mure, PhD Student, Hitotsubashi University
“An Essay on the Construction of a ‘Symbiosis’ Model in Tunisia and Egypt”
Takashi Fukui, PhD Student, Taisho University
“On the Process to Symbiosis in the Modernization of Traditional Buddhism”
Commentators APS Professor Joseph Progler
APS Professor Hideo Sasakawa
APS Associate Professor Takuro Kikkawa

Halal Soy Sauce Tasting

FUNDOKIN SHOYU CO., LTD. will conduct a halal soy sauce tasting in front of the APU Cafeteria from July 12 (Tue) – 14 (Thu), 2016 in collaboration with the Research Center for Muslim Affairs (RCMA).

This tasting event is being held at the request of local soy sauce producer FUNDOKIN SHOYU CO., LTD.

Those who answer the questionnaire will be given one of FUNDOKIN’s popular products.

Date & Time: 11:30~14:30, July 12 (Tue) – 14 (Thu), 2016
Place: In front of the Cafeteria (the tasting will end when the samples run out.)

※The soy sauce used is a specially processed halal product. Anyone can join the tasting.

[Room Change] RCMA Special Seminar & Interim Report

RCMA Special Seminar & interim report will be held as below. This is free admission, no appointment necessary
This seminar will be held in Japanese.

"RCMA Seminar & Interim Report"

Date:
June 8, 2016(Wed) 13:00-16:30
Venue: H101 (Building H, 1F)
The room has been changed.
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Host:
Research Center for Muslim Affairs, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Sponsor:
Inspire Corporation & The Oita Bank, Ltd.

◆First session
Hotel Granvia Kyoto–Halal Service in the Hotel Industry

Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Overseas Marketing
Director Shiho IKEUCHI

The Hotel Granvia Kyoto is the first hotel in western Japan to gain the official Local Halal certificate. It provides Muslim-friendly ‘omotenashi’ service attracting wealthy Muslim guests. This seminar will introduce Kyoto-style hotel service for Muslim guests.

◆Second session
RCMA ResearchProject–InterimReport

The Research Center for Muslim Affairs provides subsidies for research on the following themes.
*A Study of Support for Schoolchildren with Limited Japanese Language Proficiency
*Investigation on MusharakaCredit Risk Management in Indonesian Islamic Banks
*Islamic Microfinance as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Bangladesh and Indonesia
*Exploration of a Social Enterprising Business Opportunity for the Creation of a Circular Economy through Cooperation with Muslim Society
*The Current Situation of Multicultural Symbiosis in APU and Beppu.
Some research teams will present their interim reports on the above themes.

Research Center for Muslim Affairs,
Research Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
TEL:0977-78-1134
Email:rcma@apu.ac.jp

2nd RCMA Special Seminar

The 2nd RCMA Special Seminar will be held as below.
Please register to attend by November 30, 2015.
This seminar will be held in Japanese.

"Attracting Tourists from the Muslim World - A Leading Example from Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture"

Lecturers:
HAGIWARA Shinichi (Hitoyoshi Industrial Promotion Specialist)
IMOTO Koji (Manager, Hitoyoshi Tourism Promotion Division)

Hitoyoshi, often called a hidden village of Kyushu, has been aiming for regional revitalization by attempting to become Halal compliant.
The lecture will introduce the measures the town took to become Muslim friendly in its own way, with reference to actual examples.

Date: December 9, 2015 (Wed.) 16:00-17:30
Venue: The Oita Bank, ltd., Sourinkan 5F Great Hall

Omichi 1-9-1, Oita City, Oita Pref.

*No parking available. Please use public transportation.

Host: Research Center for Muslim Affairs, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Sponsor: Inspire Corporation & The Oita Bank, Ltd.

Registration

RCMA Special Seminar

Research Center for Muslim Affairs,
Research Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

TEL:0977-78-1134
Email:rcma@apu.ac.jp

RCMA Special Seminar

RCMA Special Seminar will be held as below.
Please register for participation by September 30, 2015.
This seminar will be held in Japanese.

「RCMA Special Seminar」

October 7, 2015(Wed) 16:05-17:30

@RCAPS Conference Room A (B Building, 2F)
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Registration
*Only the first 60 applicants can enter the room.

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Research Center for Muslim Affairs Kick Off Event will be held.

Host: Research Center for Muslim Affairs, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Sponsor: Inspire Corporation & The Oita Bank, Ltd.

Date: June 17, 2015(Wed.) 13:00-15:45(tentative)
Venue: H202, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
*This event will be held in Japanese (Simultaneous English interpretation is available)

*To participate, please register from here by June 12, 2015.
Only the first 150 applicants can enter the room.

*For APU students and faculty members,
please register from here by June 12, 2015.

Programme:

  1. Student Performance
  2. Opening Remarks
  3. Congratulatory Speeches by Guests of Honour
    Yasuhiro Nagano, Mayor of Beppu
    Takanori Achiwa, General Manager, Corporate Banking Supporting Division,
    The Oita Bank, Ltd,
  4. Introduction of RCMA
  5. Keynote Speech “Hospitality towards Muslim People ? Opportunities for the future”
    Ryosuke Takatsuki, President & CEO, Inspire Corporation
  6. Introduction of APU Research Projects
  7. Introduction of the Muslim Friendly Project by Students
    Arshad Azad, Project Leader (APU)
  8. “History of Fundokin Shoyu. Co., Ltd. and Development of Halal Soy Sauce”
    Tomeo Sakai, Factory Manager, Oita Shoyu Cooperative
  9. Closing Remarks

*Contents are subject to change.

Event PDF

Research Office
Research Center for Muslim Affairs
TEL:0977-78-1134 Email:rcma@apu.ac.jp
Access Map http://www.apu.ac.jp/home/contents/access.html/

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