I have been to Palu for a few days in 2017. I stayed at a seaside hotel, and enjoyed the seaside view in the morning. It was quite calm and beautiful. Now I am sad to think that the view which I enjoyed may no longer exist...
My deepest condolences to the victims of this disaster, and I do hope all the people affected, including my friends and colleagues, can get over this hard time.
We held the first seminar in FY2019. It was also the first occasion for us to introduce web conferencing in seminar. Now every member CANNOT ESCAPE :)
Now we have two internship students from France. Andry came from Poitiers, and Olivia came from Grenoble.
Welcome to Okayama. Hope you enjoy your stay!
Two internship students returned home the other day.
During the internship period, Olivia reviewed Japanese energy policy and surveyed knowledge and opinions about energy mix in our university students. Andry explored water pollution issue in Kojima lake by reviewing documents and field visits.
It was impressive that they did their best in many constraints; time, documents, and more than anything, a language barrier. I believe that they enjoyed their life here, and hope they can benefit from this experience in the future.
It includes our following paper in Chapter Five.
Ubukata, F. and Hoang, T. Q. 2020. “Local Struggles for the Coproduction of Natural Capital: Payment for Forest Environmental Services in Central Vietnam”, In Devlin, J. F. ed. Social Movements Contesting Natural Resource Development. Routledge, Abingdon and New York. 83-97.
As you know, our society and economy are greatly confused by the global expansion of a new coronavirus. Our university is not this exception. Unfortunately, we have no clear answer at this moment. Each of us, from an individual to an international organization, struggles to find out solutions for this unprecedented situation. It will also take a while for us to see how our life and the world would change after this event.
In such an uncertain world, I may say only one thing that it is sure: we all must learn something from this experience. No matter how much we suffer, we can observe what is happening, listen to our friends, and think with our cool head.
It is such a will to learn that makes our life better, and develops the
world step by step.
I am pleased to announce you that I have just created facebook page of the lab. Please find the attached link in our website.
Now we have five newcomers; three 3rd year students, plus a Msc. and a Ph.D. student.
Welcome to our laboratory! Welcome back, Tan san!
We are looking forward to seeing you here soon, Tien san!
On April 1, 2021, our undergraduate level education was reassigned to the Faculty of Agriculture, owing to a faculty reorganization.
We start this reassignment from the 1st year undergraduate students in AY 2021. We maintain existing education curriculum for the senior students in the Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology,and for the graduate students in the Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science.
Unfortunately, I could not visit Hue for Okayama-Hue Program this time. I therefore gave the students an online lecture during 21-25 June.
It was a nice experience, though online, to communicate with the young promising Vietnamese students. I really hope to see you in Okayama in next April.
Until then, Hẹn gặp lại!
Late summer is one of the busiest seasons for some graduate students.
In our laboratory, a Ph.D. student and two Master course students have just finished oral presentations for their dissertations. Fortunately we could successfully organized these events online.
Due to COVID-19, we had a lot of difficulties in doing research and education. We are trying to do our best under this circumstances.