Schedule

November, 2009

Mr. TSUBOI Tatsushi((JICA Rice Technology Advisor, JICA NERICA Rice Promotion Project, expert in charge of harvesting/training)

Oct
22

Time/date: Friday, October 22, 2010. 16:05-17:40
Venue: F210
Speakers: Mr. TSUBOI Tatsushi((JICA Rice Technology Advisor, JICA NERICA Rice Promotion Project, expert in charge of harvesting/training)
[Background of Lecturer]
•Born in Oita in 1949
•Graduated from Nihon University, School of Agricultural Science
•Participated in the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers program in the Philippines, Indonesia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Iran.
•After that, worked as a Rice Expert on projects in Uganda since June 2004, where he has been involved with spreading NERICA to other southeast African countries.and in 2009 was selected by Newsweek Japan as one of the 100 most influential Japanese people in the world.
Language: Japanese
Seating capacity: 50 people
Application / Inquiries: Research Office Mr. Oshiro centers@apu.ac.jp
Title A Message from Mr. NERICA: The Frontlines of African Aid
Abstract In 2008, former Prime Minister Fukuda announced a plan to double the amount of rice produced in Africa as part of Japan’s ODA. As Africa continues to face food shortages, improving the efficiency of rice production leads to less reliance on imported rice and creates income for farmers. This brings people out of poverty, gives children a chance to go to school, and results in many other positive ripple effects.

This seminar will feature a message from Mr. Tsuboi Tatsushi, a JICA Expert currently active on the frontlines of aid in Africa. Originally from nearby Kitsuki City, Mr. Tsuboi (whose nickname is “Mr. NERICA”) will introduce the latest data and examples of activities being done in Africa to spread efficient rice production methods.

*NERICA: Abbreviation of “New Rice for Africa”, a newly developed method of cultivation suitable for Africa.
Report: [Event report available here.]

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APU TOP Seminar:Mr. KIGAWA Makoto (Representative Director, Yamato Transport Co.)

May
20

Time/date: Thursday, May 20, 2010. 12:25-14:00
Venue: RCAPS Conference Room B bldg.2F
Speakers: Mr. KIGAWA Makoto (Representative Director, Yamato Transport Co.)
Language: Japanese *English simultaneous interpretation provided.
Seating capacity: 60 people
Application / Inquiries: Research Office MATSUMOTO/SHIBA
centers@apu.ac.jp
Title Expand to Asia and the World
Abstract Even in this economic downturn, sales and profits of ‘courier services’ have been rising steadily. The growth of Yamato Transport Co., has been a part of the historic process of the courier services in Japan, as it transitioned from a government enterprise to the private sector.
Yamato Transport Co. has constantly strived for the satisfaction of their customers. As a result, various business models such as the “Cool Delivery Service”, “Specified Time Delivery Service” etc. were developed which are often taken for granted today.
In recent years Yamato Transport Co.’s challenge has been to introduce the advanced courier system which succeeded in Japan, in Asia, where there is significant economic growth and delivery hubs have been established in Shanghai and Singapore .
At this Top Seminar, various approaches of Yamato Transport Co., including the challenges Ogura Masao, the founder, faced and the company’s leap into the world will be discussed.
*We recommend those coming to the seminar to read the following book before the seminar.
 [Ogura, Masao “Keieigaku” Nikkei BP sha, 1999]
*Yamato Transport is preparing to accept a few APU international students as interns in the summer of 2010.
  Students with an interest in the company and who wish to participate in the summer internship program are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar.
Report: [Event report available here.]

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