2018-09-23 World Travel
Dr. Sasaki was invited by Burapha University for delevering a lecture and performing a field survey in upper Gulf of Thailand.
I have been involved in the long-term perspective committee meeting of Shimizu Port in Shizuoka Prefecture considering the future in the next 20 to 30 years. We had a trip to Shimizu Port on September 18th. The port is attractive not only the function as a port logistics, but also abundant green landscape, world heritage site of Miho-No-Matsubara associated with Mt. Fuji, fishery, energy, industry. Although the port is small, the port must attracts people because of these multiple functions.
2018-09-08 World Travel
As part of the Can Tho University capacity building project supported by JICA, I took a business trip to Can Tho University in Vietnam on the itinerary from September 4 to 8, 2018. The outbound route was 9/4 JL 079 HND/SGN 01:25/05:15, and the return route was 9/7 JL070 SGN/HND 23:25/06:55+1. From Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho City, it takes approximately 3 hours to 4 hours by car. The time has been shortened considerably since the Can Tho bridge was constructed. The hotel I stayed at was Ninh Kieu 2 (designated by JICA), and the exchange rate was 100 JPY = 20,000+ …