I want to know and learn current local community development activities especially in Korea, China, Taiwan, and other countries. I believe there are co-current and same phenomena happened in those activities as in Japan. If possible, I want to visit there to learn them directly.
A Happy New Year 2020 !
Thank you very much for your kind support in 2019.
We wish you love and peace for your life and work in 2020.
Looking at the local development of Japan and overseas (Indonesia etc.), we feel those actions cocurrently happen. Local and local connect, and new values and deep learning are created sustainably. We would like to do our best to realize such world.
With young farmers in Batu City, East Java, Indonesia. The movement to connect producers and consumers is also tried here. [May 2019]
In 13 December 2019, Aichi Prefectural University presented a mini seminar on Indonesian economy and I was invited as a speaker. The title was “Challenges of Joko Widodo’s 2nd Administration”.
There were about 40-50 participants including university students, scholars, businessmen, and other Indonesian lovers.
This event is set as annually agenda of Aichi Prefectural University.
In 3-4 December 2019, we participated in the tour of the “Risk Management course” hosted by the Fukushima Innovation Coast Plan Promotion Organization.
Our main interest was to visit Fukushima Dai-2 Nuclear Power Plant which was decided to be decommissioned in next 40 years. We got a very valuable chance to enter the reactor building and went to under the containment of nuclear reactor. Many detailed regulation to protect our body not to be contaminated by radiation.
We had learned why Fukushima Dai-2 did not cause any serious accident as happened in Fukushima Dai-1. This is because unbelievable efforts to keep power supply from outside with connecting 800 meter cable manually by 200 workers only in a day (usually in a month with machine). Based on this story, we discussed about what is the most important in risk management.
This is very precious opportunity for us and we thanks to the Fukushima Innovation Coast Plan Promotion Organization for this arrangement.
We supported the short-term training for government officials of Aceh Tengah in Japan, 5-9 November 2019. This is a part of JICA Grass-root Cooperation Project on orange resource development between Ochi town in Kochi prefecture and Aceh Tengah district.
They learned support policies by local government to develop the 6th industrialization (integration of cultivation-processing-marketing) by private sector this time. Two trainees sent from Aceh Tengah in Ochi town taught how to pick orange to those government officials. Local TV shot the scene.
We hope this short-term training make some contribution to develop the integration of cultivation-processing-marketing of orange resource in Aceh Tengah.
83 students of Shimizu Primary School (the 3rd grade) visited Shimizu-no-Sato, Fukushima to learn local history and life of old house, guided by us. They were interested in many things, especially traditional weaving loom kept in warehouse.
We visited Cianjur, West Java, in 8-9 October 2019 with mission from local government of Minakami town, Japan, to prepare JICA Grass-root Cooperation Project on agro-tourism next year.
Kami mengunjungi Kabupaten Cianjur, Jawa Barat, pada tanggal 8-9 Oktober 2019 bersama rombongan Pemkot Minakami, Jepang, untuk persiapan Proyek Kerjasama Akar Rumput tentang agrowisata yang akan mulai tahun 2020..