Symposium Outline

The symposium was held by the following content.

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Day I: December 11 (Thursday)

Coordinator: Dr. Yosei Oikawa, Assistant Professor, TUAT

Invited Lecture A
A Century of Japanese Contributions to Brazilian Agriculture and Rural Development – Expectations for Increased Interactions between Brazilian and Japanese Researchers in Agricultural Science in the Second Century
Dr. Roberto Rodrigues (Ex-Minister of MAPA; Professor of Faculty of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences, São Paulo State University at Jaboticabal – FCAV/UNESP; Professor of School of Economics at São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation – EESP/FGV)
Invited Lecture B
Japanese in the Amazon – Their Contributions to Regional Development and National Integration of Brazil: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Alfredo Kingo Oyama Homma (Researcher of Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation Eastern Amazon at Belém– EMBRAPA Amazônia Oriental; Visiting Professor of Federal University of Paró – UFPA; Visiting Professor of Federal Rural University of Amazonia – UFRA)
Invited Lecture C
International Situation and International Cooperation of the Agricultural Sector
Masahiko Suneya (Representative of MAFF)
Invited Lecture D
Bio-Fuel Strategies of Brazil and Japan – Potentials and Challenges of Brazilian Sugarcane Alcohol and Importance of Japanese Bio-Scientific Implementation
Dr. Shiro Saka (Professor of Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University at Uji – GSES/KU)

Day II: December 12 (Friday)

Session I Migration and Counter Migration
Coordinator: Dr. Shin Nagata (Professor of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo at Yayoi – GSALS/UT)

Japanese Immigration to Brazil
Dr. Yoichi Koike (Professor of Graduate School of Economics, Ritsumeikan University at Kusatsu – GSE/RU)
Nikkei Brazilian Migration to Japan
Dr. Daijiro Nishikawa (Professor Emeritus of Hosei University - HU)

Session II Japanese Immigrant Farmers in Brazilian Agriculture
Coordinator: Dr. Fumio Tamura (Director of Field Science Center, Tottori University at Koyama – FSC/TU; Professor of Graduate School of Agriculture, Tottori University at Koyama – GSA/TU)

History of Japanese Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperation in Brazil
Yukio Yokoi (Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency - JICA)
Evolution of Modern Agriculture in São Paulo State and Contributions of Japanese Immigrant Farmers
Dr. Roberval Daiton Vieira (Ex-Dean and Professor of FCAV/UNESP)
Agricultural Development in the Cerrado Region – Lessons and Future Perspectives of a Japan-Brazil Technical Cooperation Program
Mr. Isidoro Yamanaka (Ex-Special Assistant to MAPA Minister, Ex-Chief of Cerrado Development Section, MAPA)
Cerrado Horticulture and Nikkei Farmers
Dr. Osvaldo Kiyoshi Yamanishi (Associate Professor of Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, University of Brasília – FAV/UnB)
Agriculture in Southern Bahia State and Nikkei Farmers
Dr. Milton Macoto Yamada (Researcher of Cacao Research Center at Ilheus of the Executive Commission of the Cacao Cultivation Plan – CPC/CEPLAC)
CEPLAC’s Agricultural Education and Nikkei Farmers
Mr. Jackson Emanoel Benevides Prado (Ex-Director and Instructor of the Regional Agricultural High School at Uruçuca of the Executive Commission of the Cacao Cultivation Plan – EMARC/CEPLAC)
Nikkei Agroforestry and Tropical Fruit Cultivation in the Amazon
Dr. Osvaldo Ryohei Kato (Researcher of EMBRAPA Amazônia Oriental)

Session III Brazilian Agricultural Trade – Current State and Future Perspectives
Coordinator: Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

Brazilian Agribusiness Trends in the International Market
Mr. José Carlos Vaz (Agribusiness Director of Banco do Brasil – BB)
Progress of Food Processing Technology in São Paulo and Brazil
Dr. Armando Kazuo Fujii (Professor of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, State University of Campinas – FEAGRI/UNICAMP)
Brazilian Traceability System
Mr. Maçao Tadano (Director of Plant Protection Division, MAPA)
The Safety and Security Standards in Japan
Dr. Sakae Shibusawa (Professor of GSA/TUAT)

Day III: December 13 (Saturday)

Session IV Biomass Energy
Coordinator: Dr. Atsushi Chitose (Associate Professor of GSA/TUAT)

Bioenergy Industry in Brazil
Dr. Ricardo Shirota (Professor of Luis de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo at Piracicaba – ESALQ/USP)
Bioenergy Technology Development in Brazil
Dr. Esdras Sundfeld (Chair for Research and Development of EMBRAPA Agroenergy at Brasília – EMBRAPA Agroenergia)
Challenges of Bioenergy Production and Utilization in Japan
Tatsuji Koizumi (Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF))
Breeding and Potentials of High-Biomass Rice Varieties for Bioenergy Production in Japan
Dr. Taiichiro Ookawa (Associate Professor of GSA/TUAT)
Development Trend of Lignocellulosic Biomass Saccharification and Fermentation Technology in Japan
Dr. Makoto Yoshida (Associate Professor of GSA/TUAT)

Session V Round Table - International Cooperation in Agricultural Research and Development Assistance

Part 1: Past Accomplishments and Future Directions of Japan-Brazil Academic Exchanges
Coordinator: Dr. Misa Masuda (Professor of Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba – GSLES/UT)
Part 2: Potentials of Joint Efforts between Japanese and Brazilian Universities and Agricultural Research Institutes for Technical Assistance to Developing Countries and Areas
Coordinator: Dr. Yasuhisa Kunimi (Dean and Professor of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology at Fuchu – UGSAS/TUAT)