“SAKURA EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN SCIENCE” in Nagoya University, JAPAN

During the period of November 17-23, 2014, Mrs.Warunee Thanapase, Director of Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI) and Dr.Sumaporn Kasemsumran, Researcher, paid a visit to Nagoya University to coordinate in “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (Sakura exchange program in science). This program was organized by Prof.Satoru Tsuchikawa, Graduate school of bio-agricultural science, Nagoya University, under the support from Japan Science and Technology Agency.  10 Thai students consisting of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D students from 4 universities of Kasetsart University, Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang and Chiang Mai University, were selected to undertake the Sakura exchange program in science. These students received the lectures and experiments on electric property of plant, spectroscopy, basic of Near-Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and its applications at Nagoya University. The program also arranged the study tours to various science and technology, and Japanese cultural extractions, such as Moku-Moku farm, Mie prefectural plant factory, TOYOTA museum and a fruit sorting factory where applied NIR technique. We, 2-coordinator and 10-Thai student, were very much impressive with the organizer, Prof.Satoru Tshchikawa, Assistant Prof. Tetsuya Inagaki, Associate Prof. Hideyuki Yokochi, and his students for their invitation, support, knowledge transfer and hospitality throughout this 7-day program.
On this occasion, November 19, 2014, Mrs.Warunee Thanapase and Dr.Sumaporn Kasemsumran, paid a visit to Prof.Yukihiro Ozaki, Vice President, Kwansei-Gakuin University, and Associate Prof. Harumi Sato, Graduate school of human development and environment, Kobe University, so as to discuss for future cooperative researches.