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Career Exploration and Advising Session was held on February 27, 2018.

 The program invited Dr. David Eaton, one of professional mentor from University of Texas, and held a career exploration and advising session on February 27, 2018.
The session began with a brief introduction by Dr. Eaton’s on his career path and academic background. Then, after all participated students’ brief introduction of their academic backgrounds, the two of TAOYAKA program students had an opportunity to present their current research and received specific and valuable advice from the Professor. The presenters also had a chance to receive feedback from other participants from their field of expert point of view.

At the end of session, Dr. Eaton provide some comments to all participants. That is, before the graduation, students are recommended to:
1) attend many professional meetings and develop academic networking, 2) have your scientific papers whenever you have a possible chance to meet professionals in your fields, and 3) find grant sources for your research fund and fundraising skills. As for his recommendation #3, Dr. Eaton offered TAOYAKA students to attend his class called, “Fundraising for Nonprofit and Public Sectors” which will be held every summer.

The Session was successfully finished and all participants had a chance to receive constructive feedback and advice for their future career.


Cooperative Educational Program between University (TAOYAKA Program) and High School

Students from the one of the Super Global High Schools from Kagoshima, 鹿児島県立甲南高等学校, came to Hiroshima University to share their research and receive advice from the TAOYAKA Students!

First, the students listened to the lecture from Dr. Nguyen Thi Anh Hong, Assistant Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC). Then after the lunch break, all 14 high school students were divided into 3 groups and each student had an opportunity to present his/her research on “demographic issues in Japan” to the TAOYAKA program students and received feedback. It was also a great opportunity for the TAOYAKA students to  share their expertise to these young and future scholars. In fact, we were amazed by the students’ level of English and research skills at their age. There are active discussions during the session and students developed a wonderful networking between the high school and the University.

The details are as follows.

■ Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018; 9:00-15:00
■ Venue: 2F, Daigaku Kaikan Free Space/ TAOYAKA classroom
■ Moderator: Dr. Makoto Chikaraishi, Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)
■ Program:

Time  Activities
9:00-9:10 Opening Ceremony
9:10-10:20 Session 1:  Ice Breaking/ Introduction
– High school students asked TAOYAKA students about their countries, school life, etc. and give a presentation
10:30-11:40 Session 2: Lecture by Dr. NGUYEN THI ANH HONG, Assistant Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation 
11:40-12:40 Lunch Break/ visit the exhibition about India in Hiroshima University
12:40-14:45 Session 3: Student presentation and discussions
TAOYAKA students gave feedback to each high school student.
14:50-15:00 Closing Ceremony

The 124th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 124th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held with the 114th Study Session of the “Development and Cultural Change” Forum on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar. 

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
■ Time: 15:00 – 16:30
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
Title: Livestock Production Systems and Livelihoods of Rural Nepalese Farmers
■ Speaker: Prof. Mana Raj Kolakshyapati, Registrar, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal
■ Language: English
■ Registration:Not required

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Commemorative Lectures】台頭するインド ―インド人の活力と世界進出の秘密にせまる―

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the commemorative lecture of Hiroshima University Museum titled, “台頭するインド ―インド人の活力と世界進出の秘密にせまる―” will be held at the Library Hall in the central library, Hiroshima University.

Prof. Okahashi, the program coordinator of TAOYAKA program, will also give a lecture discussing Hiroshima University’s research on India at 13:00.  Detailed information is as follows. Please note that lectures are given in Japanese.

[Commemorative Lectures]
•Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 13:00-15:00
•Venue: Library Hall in the central library, Hiroshima University 
     1. 13:00-13:30  「広島大学のインド研究」 
by Hidenori Okahashi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University;
                                         Former Director of National Institutes for the Humanities (HINDAS)  
   2. 13:30-15:00 「台頭するインド―インド人の活力と世界進出の秘密にせまる―」
         by Hiroshi Yamashita, Professor, Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, 
                                           Tohoku University


Other interesting events focusing on India will also organized by the Hiroshima University Museum and are held in Higashi Hiroshima campus, Hiroshima University. Dates and venues are vary depending on the event. Please see these other events information below. You can also find detailed information from the Museum’s website

All events are free admission and reservation is not required. Everyone is welcome!!


[Exhibition: Let’s Learn India!]
•Date: Thursday, February 1 ~ Friday, February 9, 2018
•Venue: Reception Hall, 2nd Floor, Hiroshima University Faculty Club
•Display Items: Hiroshima University’s research on India, auto-rickshaw,  traditional costumes (sarees, punjabi dresses, pyjamas/pajamas), and Indian spices, etc.

[Event: Let’s Try Auto-Rickshaw!]
•Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
•Venue: The 7th North Parking lot, Hiroshima University (located in northwest of  Department of Education, Hiroshima University)

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(Jan17) The 1st International Linkage Degrees Program (ILDP) Committee Meeting

The 1st International Linkage Degrees Program (ILDP) Committee Meeting will be held on January 17th, 2018.

Hiroshima University was awarded a governmental grant for our new student exchange program, called “ILDP for Developing Innovators Transforming Advanced Technology to Social Goals”. This program provides various types of international student exchanges among partner universities and institutions in India.
Aiming to mark the start of the project and discuss its future prospects, Hiroshima University will hold the 1st Committee meeting of “ILDP” at International Conference Center Hiroshima on 17th January, 2018.


Date: January 17, 2018 12:50-17:30
Venue: Dahlia, International Conference Center Hiroshima
(1-5, Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima Japan)
Language: Japanese and English (Interpretation are provided)

Part 1: Ceremony on inauguration of the ILDP committee

12:50-12:55    Opening address
     Mitsuo Ochi, President, Hiroshima University

12:55-13:20    Address of invited guests
     Hiroshima Prefectural Government
     Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

13:20-13:30    Introduction of Inter-University Exchange Program (TBD)
  Kazumi Shindo, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

13:30-13:50    International Linkage Degrees Program for Developing Innovators Transforming Advanced Technology to Social Goals
  Akimasa Fujiwara, ILDP Program Coordinator, Professor of Hiroshima University

13:50-14:20    Signing ceremony and Commemorative photo

Part 2: International Symposium on Globalization of Education, Science and Research: The University Experience

14:40-15:20    Keynote Speech: Perspective of Science and Technology Diplomacy between India and Japan (TBD),
     Dr. Girish Sahni,   Director General of CSIR

15:20-16:50    Panel discussion: Globalization Strategy of University
     Moderator: Shinji Kaneko, Professor of Hiroshima University
     Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D)
     Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)
     Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
     Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST-S)
  Yousuke Yamamoto, Executive and Vice President (Research),
  Hiroshima University

16:50-17:00    Closing remarks
  Yousuke Yamamoto, Executive and Vice President (Research), Hiroshima University

*Contact us for registration with your name and affiliation by Jan 12th.

ILDP Office, Hiroshima University
Email: ildp-program* replace*to@)

TAOYAKA Newsletter <Flexibility, Endurability, and Peace> Vol.8 (Winter 2017)has been published.

Please click here for the PDF version (1MB).  

(Dec 26) The 123th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 123th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held. 
Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

■ Date: December 26th, Tuesday  2017
■ Time: 16:00 – 17:30
■ Venue: 204 Lecture Room,  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title:  Human Behavior Modeling
■ Speaker: Prof. Junyi Zhang, Hiroshima University
■ Language: English 


Prof. Junyi Zhang will introduce various human behavior modeling studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective, related to transport, time use, energy, tourism, health, climate change, expenditure, residence, employment, and QOL.











(Dec 15) The 122th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 122th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held. 
Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

■ Date: December 15th, Friday  2017
■ Time: 15:00 – 16:20
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: Facing the New Challenges of Coastal Engineering in Chile 
■ Speaker: Dr. Patricio Winckler (Associate Professor at Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile)
■ Coordinator:Han Soo LEE (Associate Professor, IDEC)
■ Language: English 


The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on the planet, where meteorological, geological and oceanic agents interact in different magnitudes and spatiotemporal scales. In a context of climate change and in a country marked by major earthquakes and tsunamis, the knowledge of these agents is of fundamental importance to safeguard the security of human settlements, reduce the impacts of coastal works and guarantee port operations and development of the industry. Through local examples, the talk will focus on understanding the challenges in quantifying threats and defining coastal infrastructure adaptation strategies to tsunamis, storms and coastal erosion.









The 121st TAOYAKA Program Seminar
The 121st TAOYAKA program seminar will held as follows.

■ Time & Date : 10:00-12:00, Friday, December 22, 2017
■ Venue : A1-141, Middle Meeting Room of Engineering, Hiroshima University
■ Theme : 1. “System design issues for IOT Applications”
       2. “Learning Models for Question Answering System in restricted          domains”
       3. “Energy Efficient Circuit Design for Energy Autonomous IoT                                   Systems using Emerging Non-Volatile Memories”
■ Lecturer : 1.Dr. Kota Solomon Raju,(Principal Scientist & Project Leader,                           CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute(CEERI)                          Pilani, India)                
      2.Dr. Sharma Yashvardhan(Assistant Professor, Birla Institute                               of  Technology and Science, Pilani)
      3.Dr. Chaturvedi Nitin(Assistant Professor, Birla Institute of                                Technology and Science, Pilani)
■ Language: English
■ Object Persons : Students and Teachers
■ Contact: Taoyaka Program Technical Creation Office
                E-mail: taoyaka-tech-sect{at}
                Please replace{at}with @.
                TEL: 082-424-4597












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