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|To members of Otsubo's Seminar:
This will be the year of thesis writing for many of our seminar participants. Due dates are just around the corner.....
|February 16||Japanese Tutor for Ms. CHEA Leakhena is wanted.
90 hours (you can use them into but by the end of April) for \94,500.
Any volunteer? Drop me a mail.
|February 10||Here's the message about our year-end farewell Zemi Party from our Zemi coordinator Hedi.
We got many fantastic news in this semester to celebrate, let's have a relaxing, nice time together again!!
You are all cordially invited on 13 February (Fri.) to GRANPIATTO Italian restaurant next to Nagoya University. Please, come to the restaurant by 18:00, and prepare about 2000 yen/person to cover the cost.
Granpiatto tel: (052)-834-8973
Important!! If you cannot join us pls, drop me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|February 10||On January 4, 2004. Nooty got married to Joeeey. They had a wonderful wedding ceremony in Thai style in Bangkok.
Bon voyage !
|February 10||Farah gave birth to her baby daughter on December 24, 2003!
Her little angel "Abiha Gondal" weighed 3,200 grams at birth.
Congraturations to Farah and Frarah's family!
|January 27||Fan gave birth to her baby son on January 3, 2004!
He weighed 4,400 grams at birth!
Congraturations to Fan and Fan's family!
|MA Defense (Oral Exam)
Ph.D. Defense (Oral Exam)
Ph.D. Oral Exam is open to public. Seminar members are encouraged to attend.
Year-End & Farewell Party
On Friday, February 13, after the Ph.D. oral exams.
|As I have not heard from any of our seminar members, there will be no further seminar meetings in this calender year of 2003. Those who are writing MA or Ph.D. theses and wishing to see me. Visit my office during 1:30-4 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday).
In January 2004, we start with updated research proposals of M1 students (Tolkun, Penghuy, Leakhena, Kenny) followed by those of Research Student-Ph.D. (Mussa), and preparation for the upcoming Ph.D. Oral Exam (Megumi and Yoichiro).
Seminar Schedule for January 2004
M1 Research Proposals (Tolkun, Penghuy)
Mitsuru (D1) on Research Progess
M1 Research Proposals (Leakhena, Kenny).
RS Research Proposal (Mussa) in preparation for Tokubetsu-Senbatsu Ph.D. Entrance Exam.
Ph.D. Oral Exam Presentations (Megumi and Yoichiro) in preparation for the Orals.
|December 9||Research Presenter for this seminar (December 9) 2:45 p.m.
|November 27||Whoever borrowed Jean-Claude's Ph.D. thesis from my office, return it to me A.S.A.P.
Please remind yourself of our rule that 'you should return any documents that you borrow from me within a couple of weeks so that I and other members can utilize them, too'.
|November 25||There will be No Seminar Meeting today !
We do not have any research presenters today.
Instead I will make that time for individual consultations today.
Makiko, Megumi, and Musa have appointments with me this afternoon. In addition, Mitsuru should meet me w.r.t. our Jakarta trip. Fara and Fan should also visit me if you have consultaions on your theses.
|November 11||Today's Seminar is Cancelled !
due to my illness.... Sorry folks!
Makiko should present in the following week with Mussa.
November 11 Cancelled !
|October 27||For D3 and DX students:
Those who plan to submit your Ph.D. theses by the due date (Friday, December 19, 16:00) and receive your degrees on March 25, 2004, should inform me of your intension A.S.A.P. GSID office should prepare documents for this processing by Friday, November 7.
For those who do not yet plan to finish your theses and your terms of stay at GSID Ph.D. program will expire at the end of this academic year (i.e., at the end of your 6th year after you started your Ph.D. program here at GSID), you should prepare yourselves to leave GSID (and Otsubo Seminar) without degrees.
October 27 （Updated)
2:45 p.m. -
|September 18||Next seminar meeting will be on the 14th of October (Tuesday).
Members should start making appointments for seminar presentations for the months of Octover, November and December (with Hedi, our seminar cooirdinator).
|September 17||Seminar Meeting !
Date: Thursday, September 18 (tomorrow !).
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In our seminar room.
Those who can come should join us!
Seminar Schedule for the Rest of the First Semester
Contact Hedi (or myself), our seminar coordinator in order to obatin your presentation slots or for any changes.
|June 26||Another reminder !
When you do not have other imperative commitment(s) such as teaching and job-hunting, you are suppose to come to seminar meetings and comment on others' presentations.
D1 and RS should also try your best to join M1 sessions, whenever possible.
Seminar on July 1
|June 23||Seminar on June 24
1) Discussion on Trade and Development
Discussion Leader: Kenichi Victor
2) Q and As
|June 23||Announcement of D3 Presentation by Mr. Yoichiro Ishihara
Name of Presenter: Mr. Yoichiro Ishihara (Economist, World Bank Jakarta Office)
Date and Time of Presentation: July 2, 2003 (13:00 - 14:00)
Venue: No. 1 Conference Room (8th fl.), GSID, Nagoya University
Title of Presentation:
"On Financial Crises and Economic Governance in Emerging Economies"
Dissertation Committee: Professor Shigeru T. Otsubo (Chair)
Professor Hiroshi Osada, and
Professor Yumiko Okamoto
This presentation will be open to the public.
|June 16||Seminar on June 17
As I have not heard from any potential presenters, there will be no research presentations this week.
Only M1 and RS (if you like) students should get together at 2:45 p.m. in order for us to organize future M1 sessions (textbook-reading sessions).
We will start M1+RS textbook-reading sessions from the 24 of June.
We should read
Chapters 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 into the second semester.
Near-Term Seminar Schedule
Contact Heddy (or myself), our seminar coordinator in order to obatin your presentation slots or for any changes.
|June 4||Seminar on June 10
Judit Bognar will present issues for free discussion .....
After the seminar, we may go out for a seminar party.....
I would make 3 main topics and would ask the members about
their views and opinions:
- How can a globalized world market work well?
- What elements do we need for stable economies under
globalized world market?
- Where our globalized market is heading towards?
- Will we end up in one big market or still the countries
2. From this I would go to world organisations:
- What are the functions of the world organisation?
- Do we need them? (profit oriented and non-profit as well)
- Do they have a purpose on the globalized world market?
- Do they function well?　If yes why? If not why?
3. Last I would like to turn to marketing:
- Basically what is marketing?
- What are the functions of marketing?
- Do the world organisations also need marketing? If yes,
why? If not why?
- If yes, what kind of marketing do the have to apply? What
methods should they use? (p.ex. building image all around
the world or contact countries and companies etc.
independently for donations etc.)
At the and I hope that from the different point of view and
opinions I can derive a conclusion (for my research agenda).
Prepare yourself for this free discussion session.
|May 28||Nami Shibata's D2 Presentation
Time: Thursday, May 29 : 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: No. 1 Conference Room, 8th floor, GSID bldg.
Presentation Title: Comparing Drivers and Attractors of Japanese FDI in China and Malaysia
It's open to the public.
|May 27||Today's Seminar is cancelled.
There will be no seminar on May 27.
Farah and Leakhena will present on June 3.
|May 21||For those senior members of Otsubo Seminar and others who casually skip seminar meetings !!
Since the end of the last academic year, there has been a sad tendency that senior (D) members working on their theses (and some others working on something else) tend to skip seminar meetings.
If you tend to think that spending 3+ hours on discussing and commenting other members' research efforts once a week is 'a waste of time', I honestly think that you are wasting your time at GSID itself. Besides, I do not believe that those who cannot spare your time and knowledge with the other members can manage ones' time and career in a productive manner.
Remember, all the participating members of Otsubo Seminar, each one of you does have responsibility toward the other constituting members' success in Otsubo Seminar.
I sincerely hope to see that each one of you behave in a professional manner.
.......... Prof. Shigeru T. Otsubo
1st Semester Seminar Schedule
Contact Heddy, our seminar coordinator in order to obatin your presentation slots or for any changes.
|April 15||M1 and D1 students should check "Registration Guide: Development Economist Course" corner of the Seminar HP, attend opening lectures, and comile your couse selection. Then, before you register (April 25 is due), you should consult with me about your curriculum selection.|
|April 13, 2003||Organizational Meeting !!
On the 15th of April (Tuesday), we will have an organizational meeting of the new Otsubo Seminar.
Time: 2:45 p.m. -
We will take seminar photos, too.
See you there all! Prof. Otsubo