The national universities in the three prefectures of the Hokuriku region of Japan (Kanazawa University, University of Toyama, University of Fukui, and the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology [JAIST]) have built and put into operation a remote learning system with interactive connections between each of the universities. In order to learn more about the aims of the system and its successes, we talked with Professor Ichiro Tanaka of the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, who chairs the special committee on student education of the Union of National Universities in the Hokuriku Region.(Interview date: September 30, 2008)
The Information Media Center (IMC) of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology since February 2009 has been operating a remote lecture system linking 18 national universities in Japan that are part of the United Graduate Schools of Agricultural Sciences. Before the system went into operation, we asked Associate Professor Yoichi Hagiwara and Assistant Professor Takeshi Sakurada of the IMC to give us an overview of the system and talk about its aims.
(Interview date: July 22, 2008)
Chiba University’s Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS) is a national joint-use research facility that receives, processes, archives, and disseminates satellite data. We asked a member of the staff, Associate Professor Atsushi Higuchi, to tell us about the Center’s work and the role played therein by SINET.
(Interview date: June 27, 2008; updated January 15, 2010)