Chairs sponsored by The Nippon Foundation
Three new WMU Chairs have been established with funding provided by The Nippon Foundation. Applications are invited from specialists with doctoral degrees, experience in teaching and supervision at the postgraduate level and distinguished track records in research and publication in the following fields:
Maritime Technology: maritime safety/security, maritime pollution, or its use in the implementation of international conventions
Marine Environment Management: sea use/resource management, legal instruments for marine environment management/protection, or ocean/coastal zone management
Maritime Administration: maritime law, public/private administrative systems, or resource management in public administration
Further information about the three Chairs is available from Ms. Eva Holten in the office of the president, WMU.
tel: +46-40-35 63 20
Deepest sympathy to our friends
Dr. Kensaku Nomoto
Dr. Kensaku Nomoto, Emeritus Professor of WMU, died on July 20 when he had a sailing accident. He taught at WMU from Feb. 1983, at the very beginning of the University, to Mar. 1987. A number of the graduates he taught are now working all over the world to build up their countries. He was seventy-six.
Mr. Romeo Gagui
Mr. Romeo Gagui, Class '92 of WMU with a master's degree in General Maritime Administration, former Director of the Batangas Maritime Regional Office and elected Vice-President of the WMU-Sasakawa Fellows Philippine Chapter, Inc. passed away last August 6, 2002 due to cerebrovascular disease.
Their untimely demise brought untold sorrow to their families and friends but their memory shall forever live in the hearts and minds of those whom they dearly loved.
We welcome your contribution!
The Secretariat would like to invite you to contribute either for the Newsletter or for the Website. Photographs are also welcome. (We prefer to have printed copies sent by post, but for those who wish to send by e-mail, density of more than 400dpi is required.)
Website of "Friends of WMU, Japan" which started its operation in April, 2002 has been under renewal and its Free Discussion Page will be available shortly.
I would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the issuance of this first edition. In order to make the Newsletter more solid, we need your continuous support and contribution.
More than one year has already passed since the first WMU Sasakawa Fellows Forum was held in Tokyo, in which 97 WMU graduates and 48 current students from 28 countries participated.
The website of the fellowship society, which I began to make while I was serving in WMU (from January 1999 to March 2002), is now in operation, and I will be engaged in the foundation of the newsletter hereafter. I expect that my relationship with WMU is likely to continue for a long time.
The number of Japan Sasakawa Fellows now exceeds 200, and I hear that alumni reunions were held in some countries. It is becoming increasingly important to maintain a strong network among the fellows, and I would feel amply rewarded for my efforts if this newsletter proved helpful for that purpose.
In closing, I regret that Professor Nomoto, who was the first professor from Japan and who became the first professor emeritus of WMU last year, is not here to see this.
This newsletter is published under a grant from The Nippon Foundation and edited by Ship & Ocean Foundation in cooperation with Mr. Ko Koiso, Prof. Toshio Hikima, Ms. Masako B. Otsuka, and Ms. Sue Jackson.
Secretariat: International Affairs Division, Ship & Ocean Foundation
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