In 5 March 2019, I had a chance to give a lecture in GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) on Global Food Value Chain and the Role of Industrial Estate in Indonesia to Indonesian government officials from Ministry of Industry.
We discussed about current agricultural situation, policy, strategy, role of government and private sector, and strategy of industrial estate development in Indonesia. Thank you for this arrangement by Prof. Kudo and Prof. Kabuta in GRIPS.
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.
I hope they will be business leaders to develop citrus resource industry with improving human resource of citrus farmers in Aceh in the near future.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. I will come to meet you. Thank you for your attention.
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.