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2016-10-25

Courtesy Call by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Botswana to Japan to President of Tottori University

Present memento

 On 11 October 2016, His Excellency Jacob Dickie Nkate, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Botswana to Japan, made a courtesy call to the President of Tottori University.

 Ambassador Nkate visited Tottori Prefecture in order to inspect the research concerning Kirinso (a plant that is strongly resistant not only to arid and hot environments, but also to damp and cold environments) conducted jointly with Fujita Paradise Park Co., Ltd. and to visit Tottori University, which has accepted a student from the Republic of Botswana.

 President Teshima noted that there is currently one student from Botswana studying in this university who is aiming to obtain a doctorate, introduced the research of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) concerning "Information-based Optimization of Jatropha Biomass Energy Production in the Frost- and Drought-prone Regions of Botswana," and gave a greeting: "Unfortunately, at present there is no university or research institutions in Botswana that has concluded an academic exchange agreement with Tottori University, but it is my sincere desire to deepen academic exchange with Botswana in the future."

 Ambassador Nkate responded as follows: “Botswana is the world's largest diamond-producing country, but because there is a limit to mining, we can not rely on this forever. In addition, approximately 80% of the land is dry land and relies on imports for food; a serious issue regarding to the securing of water also exists. By deepening relationships with Japanese research institutions, I would like to not only take on these problems, but also promote the academic exchange with Tottori University."

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