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The 111th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 111th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held with the 370th IDEC seminar and the 109th Study Session of Development and Cultural Change Forum.  Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

■ Date: Tuesday,  June 20,  2017
■ Time: 14:30 – 6:00PM
■ Venue: Small Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: Coupled Human Nature Systems: Ecological Survey of Invasive Plant Species in Community Forests of Lowland Nepal
■ Speaker: Dr. Dharma Raj Dangol, Visiting Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan; Professor, Natural History Museum, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; and Senior Research Scientist and Chairperson, Institute for Social and Environmental Research, Nepal.
                                                                                                               
Abstract:
Invasive plant species cause impacts on biodiversity, socio-natural ecosystems, environmental services and human wellbeing as a whole. It is crucial to understand the invasion of these species in different community forests for effective management. Thus, an ecological survey was conducted in 21 community forests (CFs) of Chitwan National Park of lowland Nepal in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The survey mainly focused on investigation of 3 major invasive species namely Mikania micrantha, Chromolaena odorata and Lantana camara. Among these 3 species, it was found that the highest invasion of Mikania and Lantana in Narayani CFs and Chromolaena in Barandavar CFs. It was also observed that Imperata cylindrica, Ageratum houstonianum and Clerodendrum infortunatum were the three most dominant understory species. The invasion of these species is increasing rapidly over the years impacts the human and wildlife ecosystems in the CFs. Further studies on management through utilization of these species for the livelihood improvement such as biogas, fodder and forages are necessary in future.

 

 

 

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(June.14) The 110th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.
■ Date: Wednesday, June 14th  2017
■ Time: 4:00 – 5:30PM
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: ETS in China: from Pilots to National Market
■ Speaker:  Dr. Shaozhou Qi

Abstract
Based on his academic research and practical experiences  as the chief economist of  policy design in Hubei ETS pilots and participating the policy design of the national ETS in China, Professor Qi will introduce the globle background and tendency of ETS,  compare  the consistence and conflict of the policy characteristics of the 7 ETS pilots in China, analyze the policy features of the China’s national ETS which will be the biggest carbon market in the world and launch in this second half year.

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October 2017 Admission / April 2018 Admission
(General Selection / Transfer Admission into 3rd year)

Application Period

May 22 to May 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Application Guideline

Application Guideline (PDF)

Prescribed Form

General Selection (Word)
Transfer Admission into 3rd year (Word)


FAQ / Financial Support

Video : Information session held on November 2016

Contact

Taoyaka Program Office, Hiroshima University

E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp *Please replace [a] with @.

The 108th and 109th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 108th and 109th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017  in the Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University. The seminar is a joint seminar with the Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University (HINDAS). Detailed information is as follows. Everyone is welcome.  We look forward to seeing you at the seminar. 

 

The 108th TAOYAKA Program Seminar 
■ Title: Urban Growth in Himalaya: Understanding the Process and Options for Sustainable Development  (Abstract)
■ Date & Time: Saturday, June 17, 2017; 14:00 – 15:30
Speaker: Dr. Prakash C. Tiwari, Professor of Geography, Kumaun University, India

The 109th TAOYAKA Program Seminar
■ Title: Outmigration, Abandonment of Agricultural Land and Houses and Their Impact on Environment, Economy and Women in Uttarakhand Himalaya  (Abstract)
■ Date & Time:
Saturday, June 17, 2017; 15:30 – 17:00
Speaker: Dr. Bhagwati Joshi, Assistant Professor of Geography, Government Post Graduate College, India

 

For both seminars:

Language: English 
■ Registration:
RSVP by Thursday, June 15  with your name and affiliation 
■ Contact: TAOYAKA Program Office  Email: taoyaka-program (AT) office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (Please replace (AT) with @)  /  Tel: 082-424-6698/ 4697

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The 104th TAOYAKA Program Seminar was held

The 104th TAOYAKA Program Seminar was held on Tuesday, April 25.

The  year of 2017 is specially acknowledged as The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchange as a product of the two Prime Ministers’ significant discussion about the bilateral relationship between Japan and India. This seminar was held as a part of the “Seminar Lectures for Promoting International Peace, Leadership, Compassion, Eternal values and Non-Violence based on the Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi in Japan from 16th to 26th April 2017“.

It was delighted to have a lecture by Ms.Shobhana Radhakrishna,Chief Functionary, Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance , who have lived in Gandhi Ashram and on her mission to take Ghandhi”s life and doctrine to people”s lives.

We also would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. T. Armstrong Changsan, Consul General at the Consulate General of India , Osaka – Kobe, Japan for coming to Hiroshima University for this seminar. It was also appreciated for the kind support of Mr. Ravi Chopra, the President of the Ship for World Youth Alumni Association-India, Discover Japan Club, India and Centre for Gandhian Vision and Values, coming with Ms. Shobhana Radhakrishna.

The seminar provided us a valuable learning opportunity and an eye-opening experience.

■Title: Transformational leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and its relevance in contemporary world
■Lecturer: Ms. Shobhana Radhakrishna, Chief Functionary, Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, New Delhi
■Date/Time: 10.30-12:00, Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
■Venue: Library Hall, Central Library, Hiroshima University (1-2-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima, 739-8512)
■Language: Simultaneous interpretation provided (English/Japanese)

Information Sessions for Applicants (April 27th, May 9th)

Please contact us for registration with your name, affiliation and contact information by April 24.

1) Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (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

2) Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (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: Japanese

*Note: Attendees can attend via skype. Please register by April 24.

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

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Contact

Taoyaka Program Office, Hiroshima University

E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp   *Please replace [a] with @.

The 107th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held on, Friday, April 14.

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.
■ Date: Friday, April 14th  2017
■ Time: 14:00 – 15:30 (Changed)
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: Future Urban Mobility and Public Transportation- Challenges and Values –
■ Speaker: Prof. Avishai (Avi) Ceder, Professor in Transportation at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Honorary Professor at the University of Auckland

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Opening Ceremony wad held on April 6th

We would like to extend a warm welcome to 6 students admitted to TAOYAKA program, April 6, 2017. Congratulations.

As of April 6th, we have 51 students in our program from 17 countries.
We wish everyone all the best and the successful semester!

The 104th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 94th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held as below.

■Title: Transformational leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and its relevance in contemporary world
■Lecturer: Mrs. Shobhana Radhakrishna, Chief Functionary, Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, New Delhi
■Date/Time: 10.30-12:00, Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
■Venue: Library Hall, Central Library, Hiroshima University (1-2-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima, 739-8512)
■Language: Simultaneous interpretation provided (English/Japanese)

■Registration: Required. Please RSVP by Friday, April 21 with your name and contact information

■Contact: taoyaka-program (AT) office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (Please replace (AT) with @)

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The 105th & 106th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 105th and 106th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held on the same day, Wednesday, March 29, in the Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University.

Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar. 

The 105th TAOYAKA Program Seminar 
■ Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
■ Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Title:
Post competition with congestion and accessibility: An interpretive review of recent research

Speaker: Dr. Yulai Wan, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

 

The 92th TAOYAKA Program Seminar 
■ Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 
■ Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Title: Evaluating the energy savings effect of a utility demand-side management program using a difference-in-difference coarsened exact matching approach

Speaker: Dr. Richard Boampong, Post-Doc Scholar, Department of Economics, Florida State University 

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