The 4th study meeting on foreign workers in Japan was conducted in Tokyo, 29 January 2019. This meeting is coordinated by Hokuriku AJEC (Around Japan sea Economic exchange Conference) to discuss about utilization of foreign workers in Hokuriku area.
As a member, I submitted the first draft of my paper on technical trainee program and new resident status “Specific Skill” to Hokuriku AJEC.
Hokuriku AJEC will conduct a seminar of this theme in Kanazawa in 26 March, and I was asked to be one of speakers in the seminar.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 !
We continue to promote local-to-local network for mutual learning and cooperation to create new value with local government, local companies and local people.
We more concern to human resource development with internationalization in local areas.
We conduct consultation activities “without teaching” to enhance local ownership for local development.
We search for many comrades and partners with the same vision to promote local-to-local network in the world. We use the term “glocal” as globalization of local-to-local network without border.
Please contact me (email@example.com) if you are interested. I will come to meet you. Thank you for your attention.
Main committee members of Makassar International Writers Festival [MIWF] from Indonesia visited my office in Fukushima (August 2018).
In 28 December 2018, I attended two informal meetings in Fukushima with my colleague, to discuss about art and community development in Fukushima. We continue to exchange opinions to prepare some events next year, I hope. Very cold and big snow. Back to Tokyo at night.
In 20 December 2018, I attended the meeting of a study group of AJEC (Around Japanese Sea Economic Exchange Conference) in Hokuriku area about foreign human resources in Japan. I made a small presentation about current technical trainee program of Japan. We will make a report next March.
In 16 December 2018, I attended the first congress of Indonesianist Gathering as it said KAPAL (Kelompok Pemerhati dan Peneliti Indonesia di Jepang) at Kyoto University. Many interesting presentations. I could learn many things.
And I could meet many old Indonesianists friends and new younger Indonesianists there. I hope KAPAL would develop as an open and inclusive society for all Indonesianists and Indonesia lovers in Japan, not too much academic, narrow and exclusive organization.
KAPAL Blog (in Japanese): http://kapal-indonesia-jepang.blogspot.com/
Observation and meeting in Palu, Sigi, and Donggala, in 21-23 November 2018.
Pengamatan dan pertemuan di Palu, Sigi, dan Donggala, pada tanggal 21-23 November 2018.
In 10 November 2018, I made a small presentation about the earthquake of Central Sulawesi in Southeast Asian Studies Forum in Kyoto.
Pada tanggal 10 November 2018, saya membuat presentasi kecil tentang gempa Sulawesi Tengah di Forum Studi Asia Tenggara di Kyoto.
In 9 November 2018, I attended the Indonesia Seminar organized by Aichi Prefecture University in Nagoya, with title “Indonesian Economies before 2019 Presidential Election” in Japanese. This is an annual lecture series since 2013.
In October 29 – November 2, 2018, Batu City Government Mission visited Japan, chaired by the mayor, from Batu city, East Java, Indonesia.
The mission mainly visited Fukushima city and Tokyo, where they visit apple plantation, the fruit sorting plant, agricultural product processing factory, farmer’s market, and vegetable wholesale central market, and so on, and could learn how agricultural production, processing and distribution were integrated. Mayor of Batu city made a courtesy visit to meet mayor of Fukushima city.
The mission have been able to get various suggestions on how to proceed the agricultural cooperation between Batu city and Fukushima city in the future, and they are safe and returned to Indonesia.