ONLINE STAFF SEMINAR ON TUESDAY, MAY 17

We regularly hold Staff Seminars for research presentations and information exchanges among AGI Researchers.
We usually hold these seminars in person at our institute. However, this seminar will be held online in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
*Please refer to the following for details.

Date and Time

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
*A question-and-answer session of approximately 15 minutes is scheduled at the end of the presentation.

Participation Fee

Free

Language

Japanese presentation and material(s)

Presenter

Dr. Masayoshi Honma
Distinguished Professor, AGI
(Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo, and Former President, The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan)

Topic

Toward the revitalization of agriculture and food industries in Japan and Kyushu

Abstract

 Japanese agriculture is under the pressure to cope with internationalization amid economic globalization such as FTAs and EPAs. On the other hand, public concerns in food security in emergencies, such as the Ukrainian crisis, are growing.
 Japan’s agricultural problems can be summarized into three issues: farmland, rice, and agricultural cooperatives. In this presentation, I will show the current conditions and the core issues of Japanese agriculture, focusing on the three, and discuss the performance of agricultural policy in the past. In addition, I will evaluate the past agricultural reforms, including the reform of agricultural cooperatives under the Abe administration, and examine the pros and cons of the new policy, “Strategy for Sustainable Food Systems, MeaDRI”, which focuses on the expansion of organic farming.
 Today’s agriculture needs to be integrated into the food system and deepen its ties with the final consumers, rather than just being an industry that provides raw materials. From such a point of view, I will present the direction that Japan and Kyushu’s agriculture should aim to in order for the further development.

To Participate

Please send an E-mail to office@agi.or.jp with your name, affiliation and phone number clearly stated.
(We will send you a Zoom link for participation via e-mail by Monday, May 16.)

Deadline for Participation Request

Your e-mail must be sent to us by the morning of Monday, May 16.

Leaflet

Staff Seminar on TUES., May 17 [in PDF Format]

TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE (REQUESTS FROM AGI)

You can either download the Zoom application in advance (1) or participate via a browser without downloading the Zoom application (2).
Please choose one of the above two methods.
*If you are using a Smartphone, please choose (1).

(1) TO PARTICIPATE BY DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION
① Please download an online distribution application “Zoom” (free of charge) onto your computer or Smartphone.
*Click Here for How to Download the Application

You can download the application onto your computer by clicking the 【ダウンロード】 button.

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You can also download the application from these pages.
・For iPhones and iPads
» Download Zoom Application

・For Android phones
» Download Zoom Application

② We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

③ Please click and open the Zoom link between 3:15 pm and 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 17. ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:30 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 4:15 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

(2) TO PARTICIPATE VIA A BROWSER WITHOUT DOWNLOADING THE ZOOM APPLICATION (ONLY FOR COMPUTERS)

① We will send you a Zoom link to the e-mail address provided in your participation request e-mail by the day before the seminar.

② Please click and open the Zoom link between 3:15 pm and 3:30 pm on Tuesday, May 17.

③ Please click the 『ブラウザから参加』 at the bottom portion of your screen (if not displayed, please click the 『ここをクリック』). ⇒ You will be asked to wait in our “Waiting Room.”

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④ When it is time to start the seminar (3:30 pm), we will let all participants in at once.

⑤ A question-and-answer session is scheduled from around 4:15 pm. If you would like to ask any questions, please either “raise your hand” or unmute your microphone and start talking. *You can also ask questions by sending chat messages.

【NOTE】

◇ Participants’ microphones will be turned on at the beginning. Please make sure to mute your microphone during the presentation. During a question-and-answer session scheduled at the end of the presentation, please unmute your microphone.
◇ If you would like to turn off your audio (microphone) and image (video), please click the microphone icon and video icon at the bottom left portion of your screen. The icons will be crossed by a red diagonal line.
◇ Depending on your computer or Wi-Fi signal strength, there could be a case where you will not be able to participate in the seminar or you will lose an internet connection in the middle of the seminar. However, we are unable to deal with these cases individually. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

 

date:2022/04/25
Category:Seminars

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