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IGNITE held the 7th IGNITE Seminar 2015

Publishing : 2015.12.15

IGNITE (Institute for Global Network Innovation in Technology Education) held the 7th seminar on 1st (Tue.) December, 2015. (39 participants from university and local companies).

IGNITE invited Mr. Syuichi Asanuma (the professor Emeritus and former professor of International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education at Nagoya University). He delivered a speech themed on, "Current Situations and Issues of Aids to Developing Countries through the International Education and Cooperation by Universities and JICA:Cultivation of Human Resources that Knows the World in Japan and Developing Countries." He gave a lecture on the food self-sufficiency ratio of developing countries, the present conditions of agricultural production, the training by Japan Intellectual Support Network in Agricultural Sciences which cooperates with the government, private companies, universities, etc., and on-site human resources development assistance through projects.

Participants gave us some opinions as follows,

"It was a good opportunity to learn about Japan's International cooperation to Africa. I was very glad to know that Japan is always responsible and thinks about problems together on site;"

"Learning about Japan's differences among the countries providing technical support was fruitful. Professor Asanuma talked about his own experiences and that was very interesting;"

"It is good to know that Japan puts so much effort into international problems. In my opinion, many developing countries are still facing financial and political problems. Even though Japan offers many solutions to improve environment and source problems, it might be difficult for developing countries to accept the offers without peaceful and fair circumstances;"

"The students should have stronger advantages if they go abroad over a long period of time. It isn't easy for them to try without favorable conditions because they have to bear risks of taking leaves of absence from school."

IGNITE is planning to hold seminars for providing information about existing states of affairs and future prospects of the world and invite lecturers with extensive knowledge and experience about economy, society, industry, technology, and education in the face of globalization. We welcome any suggestions to formulate the upcoming seminars.

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