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.
I had a chance to give a lecture titled “One Village One Product (OVOP) Movement and Local Development” in a JICA training course for 4 officers from the Maldives in JICA Tsukuba.
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..
In 4 October 2019, we gave a guest lecture in Southeast Sulawesi University with the title “Business for Social Welfare”.
Pada tanggal 4 Oktober 2019, kami kasih kuliah tamu di Universitas Sulawesi Tenggara, Kendari, dengan judul “Kewirausahaan untuk Kesejahteraan Masyarakat”.
We visited Bada Valley in Central Sulawesi Province, 29 September to1 October 2019, with Dr. Isamu Sakamoto, a specialist of paper making technique. This time we wanted to see current situation about barkcloth or paper/cloth made from tree skin in Bada.
Barkcloth making technique in Bada and its surrounding areas have been kept since about 3,000 years ago until now, even if its technique succession might be more difficult after modernization drive became stronger with easier transportation access. It took about 10 hours from Tentena to Bada with jeep when we visited here in 1991, and now only 2 hours by Avanza.
We visited Palu in 28-29 Sep 2019 to watch current situation after 1 year from the disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction). Visited Talise beach, Jono Oge, Vatumonju, Wani port etc.
In 15-21 September 2019, we had a business trip to Aceh and Medan in the name of the JICA grass-roots Project for Sixth Industrialization (cultivation, processing and promotion) of Citrus Resources in Central Aceh District Utilizing Knowledge of Ochi Town. We mainly stay in Takengon, capital city of Central Aceh District.
In 18-25 August 2019, I was a coordinator of Dari K Cacao Tour with 25 participants in Sulawesi (Polewali and Makassar), Indonesia. This tour has been annually organized by Dari K Co., Ltd., a chocolate producer in Kyoto with cacao from Sulawesi since 2014.
In 15 August, 2019, we had a meeting with local government of Minakami town to discuss about preparation of JICA grass-roots program on agrotourism.
Pada tanggal 15 Agustus 2019, kami mengadakan rapat dengan Pemda kota Minakami untuk diskusi tentang persiapan program JICA tentang wisata agro.
In 9-11 August 2019, by invitation from Mr. Ryoichi Wago, a poet based in Fukushima, we have a chance to meet and communicate with a team of Australian performing artists who visited Iitate village, Fukushima, to create their performance art with local peoples.