In 21 March 2018, I went to Koriyama to visit a shelter for Vietnamese students and trainees who asked for help after bad inhumane treatments by Japanese companies. Many unbelievable sad stories I heard. Those are happened without known by most of Japanese people.
In 18-20 March 2018, I got on JR Tadami Line (Koide – Aizu-Wakamatsu) and visited towns in Oku-Aizu area as Tadami, Kaneyama, Mishima and Yanaizu to meet some key persons in local development there.
In 20 March, I got a chance to speech on Local Development with Tadami Line in Oku-Aizu area from my glocal perspective in a small seminar in Hana Hotel Takinoya, Yanaizu hot spring.
In 17-23 February 2018, I was in Fukushima with my colleague from Makassar, Indonesia, Ms. Lily Yulianti (untuil 21 Feb), to introduce her about Fukushima.
We attended the Future’s Festival Cafe to connect between Kumamoto and Fukushima in 17 Feb, visited Kawamata and Iino to know local traditional industries and local festivals in 18 Feb.
We visited an organic food restaurant “Hitoto” and a book cafe “Koto” as new waves of revitalization activities in Fukushima city in 19 Feb. After coming to my office, we visited to former Horikiri’s houses in Iizaka hot spring and Surikami dam in 20 Feb.
Ms. Lily enjoyed and deeply understood about some aspects of current condition of Fukushima. She is very active writer in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
We plan to set a special session of Fukushima in the next Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF 2018) in 2-5 May 2018 with inviting Mr. Ryoichi Wago, a very active poet of Fukushima.
In 8 February 2018, I attended the Seminar of Aichi Prefectural University in Nagoya as a speaker to give lecture about current Indonesian economies.
From January 29 to February 3, I went to Jakarta as business trip with Team E-Kansai and METI Kansai from Osaka as the team coordinator on Indonesia.
We discussed about water and waste water management with the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), and visited two member companies to investigate their management facilities.
We plan to conduct a seminar on water, waste water and environment management technology with GAPMMI in September 2018 in Jakarta.
We now plans to open a small share office with co-working space in Tokyo, around in next September or October 2018.
Our plan includes 3-4 small rental office spaces and 10-15 free desk members. 8 minutes walk from JR Otsuka station.
Individuals, companies, groups, communities are welcomed. Our share office will be managed together by users.
If you are interested, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email.
A Happy New Year 2018 !
Starting from our daily local life, Matsui Glocal LLC will make efforts to connect among locals globally without any border to create something new for the future.
In addition, we will try to find my comrades in the world who have the same motivation, and connect with them and expand those connections. Thank you so much for your attention and guidance.
This photo was with new young writers of the Makassar International Writers Festival (MIWF) in May 2017. I’m going to attend this festival in May, 2018.
1 January 2018
Matsui Glocal LLC
Merry Christmas for my christian friends !
Pray for love and peace.
Selamat Hari Natal untuk sahabat kristiani saya !
Berdoa untuk cinta dan damai.
In 19 December 2017, I visited Osaka to participate the Seminar of Water and Environmental Business in Indonesia, held by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a speaker. My speech title was “Economic Development and Prospect of Environmental Business in Indonesia”. I appreciated the good discussion and exchange of information with very active participants.
In 26-30 November 2017, I visited Surabaya to attend the JICA project to support Food Processing Industries in Indonesia by SME from Osaka.
In 29 November, I gave a lecture on Japan’s Experience of Local Industrial Development, focusing on Food Processing Industries, in Bahasa Indonesia, to government officials of East Java Provincial Government.