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Day 4: NIMS

We woke up at 5:30 in the morning, way before sunrise as we wanted to make sure that we dressed appropriately and would be on time to visit NIMS, a national research institute. 297 more words

Next Generation Nanotechnology

ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard

source: http://www.icharm.pwri.go.jp/


The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) is under the auspices of UNESCO.  Led by Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM conducts research and teaches courses on a broad field related to water disaster management.   600 more words


Around the world in 40 years . . . Part 21: Taking in Tokyo (and Tsukuba)

I recently wrote about a trip to Bali in 2005 when the IRRI Board of Trustees (BoT) held one of its biannual meetings there.

Four years later, in September 2009,  Steph joined me when I attended the BoT meeting in Japan that was held in… 909 more words

Out And About

Visiting Tsukuba

source: wikipedia

I took the early morning train, then bus and made my way to JAXA Tsukuba.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect- the bus was rather empty but I was pretty sure people on the bus were either heading for the University or for Tsukuba. 904 more words


The Oranges in Tsukuba, Japan

Whenever I see good, fresh oranges, it brings back the fond memories of my travel to Tsukuba, Japan with Tokyo21 last December 2014. I recall we slept overnight at JICA Tsukuba then left early morning for a visit to the Farmer’s Market Mizuho, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. 249 more words

Travel Escapades

7. Mt Tsukuba 筑波山

June 30, 2018

Something a bit different. Mt Tsukuba is the lowest of the 100 Famous Mountains and was the easiest climb so far. It’s also the first one I’ve done within a single day. 1,637 more words