I visited Karawang Regency, West Java Province, in 14-15 October, 2017, to get information and discuss about current situation of agriculture, especially rice farming, with local government officials and farmer’s groups.
I stay at Indonesia in 11-30 October 2017.
I will be in Jakarta (11-13 Oct), Karawang (14-15 Oct), Jakarta (16-17 Oct), Cianjur (18-19 Oct), Jakarta (20-22 Oct), Pinrang (23-24 Oct), Bantaeng (25-27 Oct) and Jakarta (28-30 Oct) for getting information about current situation of agriculture in Indonesia. Back to Japan in 31 Oct.
See you my friends in Indonesia.
Last week (25-29 September 2017), I visited Surabaya and Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
This time, I learned current situation about sending trainee from Indonesia to overseas including Japan, and knew much new innovative efforts of the vocational high schools there.
I confirmed again the end of the era of technical assistance from Japan to Indonesia, but certainly believed the start of mutual learning and collaboration together between Indonesia and Japan as equal partners.
Matsui Glocal LLC wants to connect with some local community groups or institutions to share and learn their experiences together on local development / business based on communities.
Any group or institution in any places of the world. If you know, please give me your information.
In 19 September 2017, I visited Embassy of Indonesia in Tokyo and met Mr. M. Abas Ridwan, Minister Counsellor, and Mr. Dadeng Gunawan, Head of Agriculture.
We discussed about local-to-local collaboration between Indonesia and Japan, and human resource development (HRD) of Indonesian trainees in Japan for the future. Very informative and useful discussion.
And I said Matsui Glocal LLC is ready to assist local-to-local collaboration between Indonesia and Japan.
In 13 September 2017, Matsui Glocal LLC in Fukushima got a visit of JICA Senior Vice President, JICA Tohoku, and JICA Nihonmatsu. We discussed about economic cooperation matters especially on local-to-local collaboration between developing countries and Japan.
In August 31, 2017, I attended an internal discussion meeting of a research institute in Tokyo and presented and discussed about current economic situation of Indonesia.
In August 20-27, 2017, I participated the Cacao Tour hosted by Dari K Inc. as interpreter and coordinator, to Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi, Indonesia. Not very well known, but Indonesia is the second largest cacao production country in the world.
55 participants from Japan as consumers of chocolate were probably the first time to meet farmers who produce cacao as the material of chocolate. During this tour, consumers and producers on cacao would mutually respect and say thank you to each other.
In August 1-2, 2017, 5 lecturers of Malang Muhammadiyah University (UMM) from Indonesia visited Fukushima city and Tokyo.
They come here to check the plan of their students’ international field study program in Fukushima next year.
Matsui Glocal LLC will support to prepare their plan to seek new mutual learning and sincere collaboration by students and communities in Fukushima and Malang.