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(Nov 28) The 4th TAOYAKA Program International Symposium will be held

We are happy to announce that the 4th TAOYAKA Program International Symposium will be held at Hiroshima University on Monday, 28 November, 2016. The theme of the symposium will be “On-site Education for Global Understanding: Graduate School Programs and IYGU 2016.” We will invite Prof. Benno Werlen, the Exective Director of IYGU who is well known for his contribution to the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU).

We also invite two professors from other graduate school programs; Prof. Tetsukazu Yahara,  Progream Coordinator of Graduate Education and Research Training program in Decision Science for a sustainable society, Kyusyu University and Prof. Kohei Okamoto, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. All those who are interested are invited to attend!

The 4th TAOYAKA Program International Symposium
“On-site Education for Global Understanding: Graduate School Programs and IYGU2016”

Date & Time: 11:00-17:00, Monday, 28 November, 2016
Venue: Library Hall, Central Library, Hiroshima University 
1-2-2, Kagamiyama, Higashi Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, 739-8512
Language: Simultaneous interpretation provided (English/Japanese)
Registration: Contact us for registration with your name, affiliation by 24 November, 2016
Contact: Taoyaka Program Office
                 Email: taoyaka*hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (replace*with@)

Program (update 11/25)

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(Nov.11) The 82nd TAOYAKA Program seminar “IBM Japan, Ltd.”

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.
This seminar is co-hosted with “the 29th Consortium jinzai seminar” at Global career design center at Hiroshima University.

■ Date: Friday, November  18, 2016
■ Time: 14:35-16:05
■ Venue: 3F, M Building, The First Meeting Room, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University
■ Title: Technology Strategy and Work style at global enterprise -for future leaders-
■ Speaker: Ms. Rieko Kataoka, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Japan, Ltd. Tokyo Laboratory
■ Language: Japanese, Interpretation into English is provided

How does Information Technology change the world?
The speaker Rieko Kataoka will talk about the the latest technology”IBM Watson” and its work application example.
IBM Waston makes it possible to understand the things deeply and make a decision more appropriately.
IBM called the system of Watson technology using the artificial intelligence, “Cognitive computing”.
She would like to introduce the research and development at IBM Group company and Technology Strategy and Work style at global enterprise .

■ Registration: Required, Please send your name and affiliation to Taoyaka Program Office
■ Contact: TAOYAKA program office
Tel: 082-424-4696
Email: taoyaka-program★office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please  replace ★ with @)


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(Oct 29, 30 Nov 1) Admission Information sessions will be held 

International Cooperation Career Fair 2016

Taoyaka Program will open a booth at International Cooperation Career Fair 2016.

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: TKP AKASAKAEKI Conference Center (Kokusai Shin-Akasaka East Building, 27-14, Akasaka 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

*Note: Only pre-registered attendees will be able to attend. For further details visit here.

 

Information Sessions at Hiroshima University

Please contact us for registration with your name, affiliation and contact information by October 2.

1) Date: Monday, October 31, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (JST)
Venue: Multipurpose Room 1.2, Student Plaza, Hiroshima University (1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima 739-8514 Japan)
Language: Japanese

2) Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (JST)
Venue: 1F Large Conference Room, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University (1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima 739-8529 Japan)
Language: English

*Note: Attendees can attend via skype. Please register by October 25.

Contents:
Overview of Program, Entrance Examination, Q&A

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Join “Eco-Home stay Inaka Ine!” from Oct 7 to 9, 2016!

As an activity of Onsite Team Project, Taoyaka students organize the tour “Eco-Homestay” Inaka Ine in collaboration with INE OASA (NPO corporation) and Kita Hiroshima cho.

Please join a Homestay in Kita Hiroshima!! 3 days 2 nights full of fun activities!!

1) Fee: 19,900 yen. Including transports, meals, accommodation, insurance, bicycle, rent.

Transport by bus between pick up point to Kita Hiroshima(two ways).
Accommodation for 3 days 2 nights
Meals (3 lunch, 2dinners, 2 breakfast)
Fishing and farming activities fee, bicycle rentals, Travel insurance
Transport to visit places scheduled in homestay (by green fuel bus)

2) Schedule

Day 1: Oct 7, Fri

Enjoy lunch and English chat with school kids.
Visit unique local nature sites with school kids.
Welcome party with the local people.

Day2: Oct 8, Sat

Veggies harvesting and cooking.
Visit renewable energy sites and local company.
Watch Kagura Performance.

Day 3: Oct 9, Sun

Catch the fish by yourself and enjoy them as lunch.
Enjoy the fresh green nature, by hiking in Yahata Highland.

3) Registration

Registration and payment deadline: 23 September, 2016

1. Register online: https://goo.gl/GRCLVG
2. Receive e-mail confirmation
3. Pay via bank transfer
4. Send transfer receipt by e-mail
5. Final confirmation

4) Contact

Email: Inakaine*gmail.com (please replace * with @)

Facebook page :INAKA INE

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The 1st International Workshop “RURAL-URBAN SYMBIOSIS” will be held as below.

The purpose of the workshop is for doctoral candidates to show the progress of doctoral thesis, and to receive assessments, advice, and opinions from the society and then to use them in furthering their research. In addition to the students’ presentations, three lectures are given based on their research theme.  

We are looking forward to many participants.

■ Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016
■ Time: 9:00-14:30
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
■ Language: English
■ Registration: Please contact us with your name and affiliation by August 4.
■ Contact: taoyaka-program*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

■ Program: 
【Session1: Keynote Lectures】
9:00-9:05      
Opening Remarks

9:05-9:35      
Lecture 1: Dr. Masayuki Moriyama, President, Vital LEAD Co.LTD
9:35-10:05
   
Lecture 2: Victorino Aquitania, Regional Director, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat
10:05-10:35  

Lecture 3: Dr. Kazuhiro Mochidzuki, Project Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
10:35-10:50
 
Break

【Session2: Student Presentations】 
10:50-11:20    
“Study of a xylose decomposition under sub- and supercritical water”
Nattacha Paksung, Technical Creation Course
11:25-11:55    
“Chemotaxis of Ralstonia solanacearum as a target to control bacterial wilt disease”
Mattana Tunchai, Technical Creation Course
11:55-13:00    
Lunch

13:00-13:30  
“Transport-based social exclusion and its implications for urban policy”
David Perez Barbosa, Social Implementation Course
13:35-14:05    
“Urban Heat Island in the growing cities in a hot and humid climate of Asia and its mitigation”
Andhang Rakhmat Trihamdani, Social Implementation Course
14:10-14:25    
Summary

14:25-14:30    
Closing Remarks

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The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities was held on June 11.12

The second The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities has successfully done with motivated participants, informative seminars and active discussions! Thank you very much for your great work and energy!

The six universities are selected in the Composite category (Pluralistic society) of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).  The event was held inter-university discussions based on the mutual theme, “Multicultural-Coexistence Society.”

Session 1: Open Seminar

Keynote speech

1. Title: Designing local frameworks for integrated water resources management with various stakeholders
Speaker: Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D., Professor; Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2. Title: Your expertise is the PASS to cross borders:  How do researchers create business?
Speaker: Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., Director, Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.; President, Leave a Nest America Inc.

Session 2: Students’ Group Work

Topics:
1) Challenges and prospects of multidisciplinary approach
2) How to make the best use of Onsite-Knowledge
3) Exploring career options with a doctorate degree in Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach

Guest Advisors/Commentators:
Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D.,
Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., and Yuko Ueno, Ph.D., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd

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The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities (June 11.12)

We are happy to announce that the Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities will be held at Hiroshima University on June 11 and 12, 2016.


The six universities are selected in the Composite category (Pluralistic society) of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).  The event is to hold inter-university discussions based on the mutual theme, “Multicultural-Coexistence Society.” However, the event is open to the public. 

Everyone is invited to the open seminar/the keynote speech. We also welcome observers for the rest of the program upon request. For both sessions, please make a reservation via email to TAOYAKA Program Office by June 8th.  Please see the following details.  

We look forward to see many participants in the Event!

Date:June 11(Sat), 12(Sun) 2016
Venue: Library Hall and Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library; Faculty Club,   Hiroshima University (Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)
Language: English (Interpretation is provided for the Open Seminar)

Program

Session 1: Open Seminar

Day1: Saturday, June 11 (13:00-18:30) 

<Open to the Public/Free  Admission/RSVP by June 8 (Wed.) via E-mail >

1) Keynote Speech: 1300-14:30

1. Title: Designing local frameworks for integrated water resources management with various stakeholders
Speaker: Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D., Professor; Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2. Title: Your expertise is the PASS to cross borders:  How do researchers create business?
Speaker: Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., Director, Global Bridge Laboratory, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.; President, Leave a Nest America Inc.

2) Six Universities’ Poster Presentation: 14:30-15:30

Students will present their program. It will be a great opportunity to explore each program.

Session 2: Students’ Group Work

<For Participation as Observers: RSVP by June 8 (Wed) via E-mail >

Group Work: June 11 (Sat) 15:45-18:30 Venue: Learning Commons BIBLA, Central Library
Presentation: June 12 (Sun) 9:00-12:00 Venue: 2F Reception Hall, Faculty Club

Inter-University group of students will be formed for the three topics listed below. Each group will utilize Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach to discuss and develop their proposals. The proposals will be presented as the final products of the Session. 

Topics:      

1) Challenges and prospects of multidisciplinary approach
2) How to make the best use of Onsite-Knowledge
3) Exploring career options with a doctorate degree in Multicultural x Interdisciplinary approach

Guest Advisors/Commentators:

Jumpei Kubota, Ph.D.,
Ryuta Takeda, Ph.D., and Yuko Ueno, Ph.D., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd

RSVP:

To TAOYAKA Program: taoyaka-program@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
By Wednesday, June 8 2016
Please include: Name, Contact, and Session(s) that you wish to attend

Contact: Taoyaka program Office

IDEC 213, 1-5-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, JAPAN 739-8529
Tel: +81-82-424-4696/4697

Support: International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU)
Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users(HIRAKU)


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(Updated) Admission Information Session will be held on April 28 and May 13, 2016

TAOYAKA Program for creating a flexible, enduring, peaceful society will hold information session for those who are interested in October 2016 (Second admission)/ April 2017 Admissions.

■ Date and Time:

(1) April 28th, 2016, Thursday 18:10-19:00

(2) May 13rd, 2016, Friday 16:30-17:20 (Change)

■ Venue:

Graduate School for International Development and cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University Access

The information session can be joined via Television Conference System at Hiroshima University Tokyo Office Campus innovation Center (Room#408) Access   Only on (1) April 28th, 2016, Thursday 18:10-19:00

1.Program Overview : Prof. Kazuo Tomozawa

2. Course Overview : Prof. Funck, Carolin, Associate Prof. Kurita Yuichi,  

3. Admission process: Associate Prof. Nao Ishikawa 

4. Q&A Session

■ Language: Japanese

Taoyaka program offers interdisciplinary educational opportunities to develop young global leaders who can contribute to realization of multicultural coexistence. A wide range of interdisciplinary course work on campus is integrated with intensive on-site experience in disadvantaged areas in both developed and developing countries, with special emphasis in improving lives by deeply understanding the regional societies and cultures, developing proper technologies and implementing these to resolve problems that disadvantaged regions confront while working closely with the regions. Students can receive degrees by taking courses taught in English.

[Contact]

1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8529, JAPAN
TAOYAKA Program Office, Hiroshima University
Tel: +81-(0)82-424-6152
E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
*Please replace [a] with @.

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(2/5)Onsite Team Project Final Presentation will be held Feb 5th

Theme: Development of Biomass Based Ecotourism in Kita-Hiroshima

Date&Time: Friday, 5 February, 2016, 13:00-14:30
Venue: Large Conference Room, IDEC
Language: English

Presenters:
Ms. PAKSUNG NATTACHA (Graduate School of Engineering)
Ms. TUNCHAI MATTANA (Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter)
Mr. PEREZ BARBOSA DAVID (IDEC)
Mr. ANDHANG RAKHMAT TRIHAMDANI (IDEC)

Onsite Team Project is a class specially designed for Taoyaka Program. Taoyaka students with diverse backgrounds bring together their respective specialist knowledge to try to resolve multicultural coexistence issues.

Contact:
TAOYAKA Program Office, Tel: 082-424-6954
E-mail: taoyaka@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

The seminar is open to the public. Participation as walk-in basis, but please contact the following to secure a place

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We are happy to announce that the 3rd TAOYAKA International Symposium will be held at Hotel Hiroshima Garden Palace on Saturday, 19 December, 2015. The theme of the symposium will be “Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR”. We will invite Prof. Kenneth R. Rutherford, Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University, who is widely recognized as a global leader in international efforts to combat the effects of landmines and unexploded ordnance and is dedicating efforts to rehabilitating post-conflict societies. We’ll also invite practitioners from governmental organizations in Cambodia and Laos and Japanese organizations that are making endless efforts for clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war by applying advanced technologies. All those interested are invited to attend!

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Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR
Time & Date: 13:00-18:30, Saturday, 19 December 2015
Venue: Hotel Hiroshima Garden Palace
1-15-21 Hikarimachi, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, 732-0052

Program:
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
13:05-13:10 Guest Speech
13:10-14:10 Keynote Speech
“Achievements and challenges for relief measures for victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance in the world”
Speaker: Kenneth R. Rutherford, Professor, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University
14:10-14:25           Break
14:25-16:45           Reports from related institutions
14:25-15:05           Reports from Laos (Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Program (UXO Lao))
15:05-15:45           Reports from Cambodia (Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC))
15:45-16:25           Support from Japan (JICA, Japan Mine Action Service)
16:25-16:45          Inputs and updates from Afghanistan (Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University)
16:45-17:00           Break
17:00-18:25           Panel Discussion
Theme: Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR
18:25-18:30           Closing Remarks

Registration: Contact us for registration with your name, affiliation and contact information by 11 December, 2015
Seating capacity: 100 person (for free)
Email: taoyaka*hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (replace*with@)

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