FY 2022

Training

Overseas Training

Update as needed.

Domestic Training

  1. Internship at a Japanese company (Niseko, Hokkaido)
    Period: Tuesday, July 12 – Friday, July 15
    Destination: Shiribeshi General Subprefectual Bureau, Niseko HANAZONO Resort, etc.

Lectures

Lecture Series “The Future of Central Eurasia and Japan”

The NipCA Project aims to contribute to the development of local communities through stimulating awareness about sustainability issues not only among NipCA Fellows, but also among faculty members, researchers and students in and out of the university. Since its establishment, the project has been holding a series of public lectures by experts on themes related to social and global issues facing the Central Eurasian region and Japan. These lectures are also part of the University of Tsukuba Super Global University (SGU) project.
(The lectures will be held starting from the 34th session in 2022 Fiscal Year)

  1. Title: 34th Lecture “Central Asia from a Tourism Perspective”
    Lecturer: Mr. Yoji SAKAKIBARA, deputy director of the Economic Development Department and senior fellow at the International Development Cente
    Date:  June 13, 2022 (Monday)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  2. Title: 35th Lecture “Nutrition and Health of Highlanders: Based on Field Research in Ladakh, Himalayan Highlands”
    Lecturer: Dr. Yumi KIMURA, associate professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
    Date:  June 20, 2022 (Monday)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  3. Title: 36th Lecture “Reconstruction of Japan’s oldest movie theater and Urban Development”
    Lecturer: Mr. Michinari Ueno, the manager of Takada Sekaikan (Takada World Hall)
    Date:  August 30, 2022 (Tuesday)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  4. Title: 37th Lecture “What is Global Mental Health”
    Lecturer: Dr. Akihiro Nishio, advisor to the WHO Western Pacific Office
    Date:  November 4, 2022 (Friday)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting

Special Lecture and Discussion ‘’Central Eurasian Studies in East Asia and Beyond”

As part of the infrastructure-building activities of the Nippon Foundation’s Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project, a series of public lectures entitled ”Central Eurasian Studies in East Asia and Beyond” will be held online. The series of lectures, will be held in English and Japanese. The purpose of this series is to introduce Central Eurasian Studies in Japan and East Asia in English and to promote research and human resource development in this field.

  1. Title:7th Lecture “Pre-publication Seminar:’Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries’ ”
    Lecturer:Dr. Bakhrom Radjabov, Webster University Tashkent Campus
    Date:April 25th, 2022(Mon)
    Place:Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  2. Title:8th Lecture “Pre-publication Seminar:’Japanese Whaling and the People Behind It’ ”
    Lecturer:Dr.Nadzeya Shutava, Parnership for Public Service
    Date:May 23rd, 2022(Mon)
    Place:Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  3. Title:9th Lecture “De-securitizing the Internationalization in Uzbekistan’s Higher Education Policy ”
    Lecturer:Dr.Dilnoza Ubaydullaeva, Australian National University
    Date:June 20th, 2022(Mon)
    Place:Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  4. Title:10th Lecture “Pre-publication Seminar:’Towards the ‘Normal’ State: Georgian Foreign Policy between Russia and the West”
    Lecturer:Dr.Mariam Bibilashvili, University of Tsukuba
    Date:July 25th, 2022(Mon)
    Place:Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting

Special Lecture and Discussion ”The Road to Digital Transformation to Change Society”

As part of the infrastructure-building activities of the “The Nippon Foundation Central Asia-Japan Human Resource Development Project (NipCA Project)”, a series of public lectures titled ”The Road to Digital Transformation to Change Society” will be held online. This series of lectures is designed to provide information on the world’s Best and Worst Practices for Social Transformation by experts in a variety of fields. The goal is to develop human resources who can promote social transformation through learning about various case studies that use digital technology to solve and improve local and global issues.

  1. Title: The 5th Special Lecture and Discussion “Diversifying Smart Cities and Their Challenges”
    Lecturer: Professor Mamoru Taniguchi, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, Tsukuba University
    Date: October 27th, 2022(Thursday)
    Place: Student Commons/Zoom
    Click here to see the report of the meeting

International Conferences

  1. Title: Inclusive Pedagogy for Globalizing Higher Education: Evidence from Primary Qualitative Research on English-medium University Practices
    Presenter: Associate Professor. Yukiko Yamamoto (NipCA Project)
    Conference Name:66th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES Conference 2022)
    Date: April 18-22, 2022
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA (Online Presentation)
    Report of the event on the day is here
  2. Title: Modernity, Development and Decolonization of Knowledge in Central Asia: Kazakhstan as a Foreign Aid Provider
    Presenter: NipCA Project researcher Dr. Nafissa Insebayeva
    Conference Name:15th Seoul ODA International Conference
    Date: September 1, 2022
    Location: Korea, Seul
    Report of the event on the day is here
  3. Title: Diplomatic relations between Japan and Georgia over the past three decades
    Presenter: Dr. Mariam BIBILASHVILI, affiliated researcher of the SPJES, University of Tsukuba
    Conference Name: Thirty Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Georgia and Japan
    Date: September 7, 2022
    Location: Georgia, Tbilisi
    Report of the event on the day is here
  4. Title: Women’s empowerment in Uzbekistan
    Presenter: Yulduzkhon Suvanova, Master’s student in International Public Policy, University of Tsukuba, NipCA SPJES 2021 
    Conference Name: Japan-Uzbekistan Student’s Forum
    Date: September 29, 2022
    Location: Tsukuba, Japan
    Report of the event on the day is here
  5. Title: The Experience of Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs with the Framework of Uzbekistan’s Policy (2019-2022)
    Presenter: Asal Bazarova, Master’s student in International Public Policy, University of Tsukuba, NipCA SPJES 2021 
    Conference Name: Japan-Uzbekistan Student’s Forum
    Date: September 29, 2022
    Location: Tsukuba, Japan
    Report of the event on the day is here
  6. Title: Female engagement in STEM in Uzbekistan
    Presenter: Mavlonova Maftunakhon, Master’s student in International Public Policy, University of Tsukuba, NipCA SPJES 2021 
    Conference Name: Japan-Uzbekistan Student’s Forum
    Date: September 29, 2022
    Location: Tsukuba, Japan
    Report of the event on the day is here

Other events, etc.

  1. The 4th online screening of Russian and Central Asian films
    Date: June 3, 2022, Friday
    Location: Zoom Meeting, ULIZA
    19:15-19:55:Dr. Yuji KAJIYAMA, coordinator of the NipCA project, gave a preliminary commentary entitled “Representation of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic as a “neighbor” of Ukraine.”
    20:00-21:20:Film “Pigeon’s Milk” (2021, 76 minutes), directed by Eugen Marian
    Report of the event on the day is here
  2. Domestic Conferfence
    Title: Cause-specific standardized mortality by region in Kazakhstan
    Presenter: NipCA fellow 2022, Aizada Badiyeva
    Conference Name: The 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health
    Date: October 7-9, 2022
    Location: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
    Report of the event on the day is here
  3. Japan Central Asia Exchange Forum 2022
    Date: October 11, 2022, Tuesday
    Location: Laboratory of Advanced Research A 110, University of Tsukuba
    Organized by: JACAFA Foundation
    Report of the event on the day is here
  4. Domestic Conferfence
    Title: The Experience of Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs with the Framework of Uzbekistan’s Policy (2019-2022) 
    Presenter: Asal Bazarova, Master’s student in International Public Policy, University of Tsukuba, NipCA SPJES 2021 
    Conference Name: Japan Central Asia Exchange Forum 2022
    Date: October 11, 2022
    Location: Tsukuba, Japan   
    Report of the event on the day is here