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November, 2011

Jun 25, 2012

On June 20, 2012, Kojima Masayasu, Professor at Kurume University and author of the book Methods and Tips for Acquiring Grants-in-Aid Funding (Yodosha, 2010) held a seminar for APU faculty, entitled “Methods and Tips for Acquiring Grants-in-aid Funding: The Way You Write Makes a Big Difference!” Professor Kojima is the past recipient of 18 Grants-in-Aid awards, and his presentation was based on his own experiences and his thorough knowledge of the Grants-in-Aid system. He shared valuable insights with the 23 APU professors in attendance. In addition to covering the content on the more than 100 slides he prepared for the event, Professor Kojima showed actual examples of successful and unsuccessful Grants-in-Aid applications. He gave many tips on how to best write a Grants-in-Aid application—information that would typically not even be shared between colleagues. In order to establish this month as a time to prepare for the main season of research funding applications in the fall, this seminar was held following the June 13 seminar, entitled “Acquiring Research Funds from Private Foundations”. We will continue to provide assistance to those professors striving to obtain assistance from these two different sources of outside funding.

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Jun 25, 2012

On June 13, 2012, Shiro Honda, Deputy Secretary General of The Japan Foundation Center held a seminar at APU advising faculty and graduate students on how to acquire research funding from private foundations. The Japan Foundation Center is an organization designed to support the development of foundations which provide grants, awards, scholarships, and other forms of aid to researchers. It also consolidates information about private foundations. Deputy Secretary Honda discussed the present state of these private foundations and the main points to consider when applying to them for research funding. The seminar was divided into lecture and workshop portions. 18 faculty members and 6 graduate students were in attendance. The question and answer session following the lecture was especially lively. Participants asked questions relating to the content of Mr. Honda’s presentation, and also about problems they face on a regular basis. During the workshop, Mr. Honda went over questions that participants had submitted beforehand, and all attendees were invited to exchange their opinions. The International Cooperation and Research Division (Office: Research Office) will continue to strive to support our researchers and their research activities here at APU.

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Jun 13, 2012

On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Mr. Kenta Kataoka (Administrative Manager, China Airlines Fukuoka Branch) was invited to present a Social Outreach Seminar entitled “China Airlines’ Market Strategy in Asia.”

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Jun 1, 2012

On May 29, 2012, Mr. LEE Sang-Hoon (Deputy Director, PROCOM (Oganisation pour la Promotion de la Communauté Rwandaise, Kigali, Rwanda) was invited to present a Social Outreach Seminar entitled “ODA (Official Development Assistance) vs. ODA (Our Development Alternative)”


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May 2, 2012

3rd Low Carbon Society & environmental business Public Lectures As part of the Oita City Industry Revitalization Plaza Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise Support Lectures, the "Third Annual Low Carbon Society & Environmental Business Public Lectures" will be held as detailed below. Professors from APU’s Asia Pacific Innovation Management Center (AP-IMAC) will give the lectures. *This lectures will be held in Japanese.

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Mar 14, 2012

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, a tourism management seminar entitled “Tourism and Finance” was held at APU. Invited speakers were Mr. Hideto Tago, Mr. Takuya Okamoto and Mr. Masahiro Kondo (Research Institute for Regional Attraction) and Mr. Takehiro Yanagi (ABeam Consulting, Ltd.). Participants included APU faculty and students, as well as tourism and finance-related professionals from Beppu and Oita.

To prepare for the seminar, the guest speakers visited financial institutions related to the tourism industry and conducted interviews regarding the current climate of loans and investments. They also interviewed hotel and Japanese inn owners who receive financing to learn what their current circumstances are. Basing their seminar on these investigations, the guest speakers spoke about financial issues the Japanese tourism industry is facing and made recommendations for future directions to take. The speakers also presented case studies of regional financial institutions that are working to develop and revitalize areas where tourism is the main industry.

This seminar was a good opportunity to remind participants that tourism is an important industry for promoting local resources as attractive products to visitors. In the Q & A session that followed, the audience and speakers actively exchanged ideas about how to apply lessons learned from the case studies presented to promote development and solve problems in Oita Prefecture, where circumstances are different.

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Feb 14, 2012

On November 29, 2011, photojournalist, Mr. Kei Sato (Studio AfterMode) was invited to present a Social Outreach Seminar entitled "About the African mine and mineral resources."

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Feb 10, 2012

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Ms. YOSHIKAWA Miyoko, TBS executive announcer and principal of the TBS Announcer School, delivered a Social Outreach Seminar under the theme of "Sea Otters and Current Environmental Problems."

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Jan 24, 2012

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Jan 18, 2012

From November 28 to December 9, 2011, APU welcomed sixteen public officials from Guatemala for a two-week training course entitled “the Promotion of Local Industries for Guatemala.” This training course was commissioned to APU by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This year was the second time a training program was held for a group from Guatemala.

In Guatemala, 85% of the workforce is employed by small businesses. Because of this, the Guatemalan government is putting a lot of effort into supporting small businesses through industry promotion, with the aim of creating jobs and alleviating poverty. As part of this initiative, administrative officials from various levels of national, departmental, and municipal agencies came to Japan to participate in this training program.

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