<<November 15, 1999>>

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@aren+fox.com>

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe <iwatanabe@fsun.org>

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D. <lex@laguna.net>

Norman H. Okamura, Ph.D. <norman@elele.peacesat.hawaii.edu>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Motilal Sharma <msharma@mail.asiandevbank.org>

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(1)  Ben Haraguchi recently told me that;

     (a)  his FSUN now has new chairman and president,

     (b)  he needs to concentrate on the financial matters of his newly
          acquired building for several months to come,

     (c)  subsequently, his previous plan of bringing Norman Okamura, Kim
          Obbink and me to Tokyo, Manila and to a conference in Thailand
          needs to be postponed,

     (d)  his plan for the Tokyo conference will also be postponed,

     (e)  however, as soon as his current task is completed, he will resume
          his job for distance learning project with our GUS, particularly
          for Asia/Pacific region.

Dear Lex:

(2)  Since our show (i.e., project) must go on, Tapio and I discussed this
     matter in Montreal, Canada last week, and decided to ask you if your
     people in Manila would be willing to hold a mini workshop next spring in
     Manila.  This workshop will focus on the connection between your UPOU
     and North America (including Canada, if there is Canadian interest).

     The purpose of this workshop (say, 3 to 4 days) is,

     (a)  to learn your current status of distance learning and telemedicine
          (including the delivery infrastructure),

     (b)  to learn your need in the future,

     (c)  to present what can be (or will be) available from North America,

          1.   via narrow-band Internet and ISDN, etc., i.e., through
               current telecom infrastructure,
          2.   via broad-band Internet when it is available,

     (d)  to configure administrative and business schemes,

     (e)  to make an action plan,

     (f)  to construct funding proposals,

     (g)  to plan Tokyo conference with ASEAN country people.

(3)  The NSF indicated their willingness to receive our travel grant proposal
     for Americans' attendance (which proposal is to be submitted from Kim's
     BTC, as she did for our Tampere event).  We will seek the similar from
     Canadian government for Canadians' attendance.  I would expect about two
     dozen people from the North America.

(4)  Many thanks for your bio (ATTACHMENT I) -- I included it in the draft
     proposal made by Kim

I look forward to receiving your response soon.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Subject: Brief Resume
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:55:41 -0800
From: Felix Librero <lex@laguna.net>
To: "Dr. Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
CC: Kim Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Dear Tak,

Sorry, I was unable to respond to your msg right away.  I have been out of
town in the last few weeks and checked my mail only a few days ago.

Anyway, as requested, I'm sending you a brief descriptive bio.  I'm having
a look at the document prepared by Kim Obbink.

By the way, Kim, I've visited your website for BTC and would like to
inquire more about it later.

By the way, Tak, please take note of the changes in my telephone numbers.
The UPOU has now transferred to its new building and now has new set of
telephone numbers.


Lex Librero
                      List of Distribution
Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe
Senior Advisor
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
Sankyo Bekkan Room 201
1-7-10 Iidabashi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
Fax: 03-3556-9495

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Development
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4031
Tel/Fax: +63-49+536-6014
Trunklines:  +63-49+536-6001 to 6  local 500/501

Norman H. Okamura, Ph.D.
Social Sciences Building # 713
University of Hawaii
2424 Maile Way,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Tel: +1-808-956 2909
Fax: +1-808-956 8019

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Motilal Sharma
Senior Education Specialist
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City
0401 Metro Manila
P. O. Box 789
0980 Manila
+632-632-4444 (main)
Fax: +632-636-2310
     +632-636-2444 (main)

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