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2020-01-31

Japan-Korea Joint Symposium (AFELiSA2019) was held

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 We held the 16th Japan-Korea Joint International Symposium (AFELiSA2019) on November 6 and 7. Chungnam National University and Kangwon National University from Korea, and Kyushu University and Tottori University Faculty of Agriculture from Japan participate in the symposium, held on a rotating basis at each university once a year. This year is the Faculty of Agriculture’s turn and held at Yonago Convention Center.

 About 90 from Korea and about 60 from Japan, a total of about 150 faculty members and students get together. We listened to lectures and presented our daily research results through oral presentations and poster sessions to deepen our knowledge of our specialized fields and interact with participating students from other universities.

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2020-01-31

The signing ceremony of “Memorandum of Understanding for Student Exchange under the Academic Exchange Agreement” was held with the Surabaya Institute of Technology (Republic of Indonesia).

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 On October 11, we held the signing ceremony of "Memorandum of Understanding for Student Exchange under the Academic Exchange Agreement" with the Surabaya Institute of Technology at the Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima. The exchange with the Surabaya Institute of Technology was started in 1998 with the acceptance of doctoral students. In 2012, we entered an academic exchange agreement between universities through the Faculty of Engineering. Following the decision to enter a new memorandum of understanding for student exchange, we decided to hold a signing ceremony making use of the opportunity for the 5th Japan-Indonesia Rectors' Conference."

 At the signing ceremony, President Nakajima greeted by saying, "I have heard that, in Indonesia, there are many university faculty members who have earned degrees in Japan and been active back in their home country. We hope that this memorandum of understanding will further promote student exchanges and that international students will become a bridge between the two nations.” Then, Mr. Mohammad Asari, President of Surabaya Institute of Technology, prayed for further development of exchanges between both universities. Subsequently, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the presidents of both universities.

 At the 5th Japan-Indonesia Rectors' Conference held at the hotel on October 10-11 after the signing ceremony, speeches by Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, the Chairman of the Japan-Indonesia Association and former Prime Minister of Japan, etc., breakout sessions, and inter-university meeting sessions were held under the theme of "Collaboration in Research and Education for Sustainable and Peaceful Society". At lunchtime, President Nakajima introduced Tottori by saying, "Tottori is a small city, but it has been selected as No.1 place for foreigners to visit while traveling in Japan. Anime, fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan, beautiful nature, and the Tottori Sand Dunes are contributing factors of such popularity." He also introduced the academic exchange with Indonesia, which we are working on, by saying. "This conference is a good opportunity for the universities to get to know each other. I hope that the mutual understanding between Indonesia and Japan will deepen in the future.

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