<December 25, 1999>>

Mrs. Yoko Takagi <teleclas@mbd.sphere.ne.jp>

Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@amadeus.statistik.uni-dortmund.de>

Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>

Sakura Suzuki <sakura@crn.or.jp>

Dear Yoko:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     Previously, you often sent me flyers of very valuable events using
     Chinese characters of Han's dynasty (Kanji).  I felt ashamed not having
     enough time to translate them into English so that I could have
     distributed to our listserve members.

     Fortunately, this time, your flyer was in English so that I could
     forward it to the members -- to your astonishment (ATTACHMENT II and III).

(2)  Your next task would be to spread your joy of this experience among your
     Japanese colleagues, i.e., if they use English, they can have more
     friends and help from around the world.

     They can then more easily and readily work collaboratively together for
     world peace keeping.

(3) Official documents of the Japanese government have been written
     horizontally to read from left to right.

     During my stay in Tokyo last spring, I noticed an article in a prominent
     journal which advocated that all Japanese government documents should be
     written in English.

          My effort of promoting the use of email (with the deregulation of
          the Japanese telecom policies for its use) had a connotation to this end.

           Happy Holidays, New Year and Millennium!!

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:30:45 -0500 (EST)
From: YOKO TAKAGI <teleclas@mbd.sphere.ne.jp>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: "Voice for the Earth (VOTE)" project

Dear Tak,

I have been so impressed what you did for me and the project "VOTE".
There were Arun, Fiona, and John who also delivered your mail to their
networks, whose chain actions are amazing to me.

Thank you for your suggestions. I will try to find Mr.Sasakita's phone number
and contact him. More later. Thanking you, Yoko
                         ATTACHMENT II

Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 20:46:57 +0100 (MET)
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
To: YOKO TAKAGI <teleclas@mbd.sphere.ne.jp>
cc: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>, sakura@crn.or.jp,
        "Prof. Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>,
        "Ms. Satoko" <satoko@crn.or.jp>
Subject: Re: The mail from Yoko-san

Dear Yoko-san,
Konban wa from Germany,

Arigato gozaimasu! for your feedback. Yes, with networks, we can reach
zillions educators worldwide at one time.

Arun Tripathi

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, YOKO TAKAGI wrote:
> Dear Steve,
> It is just a wonder for me to think of how people meet
> through networks....you, Arun, Tak, Benesse and me..
> So you read Asahi Shinbun. Thank you!
> It may be exciting if I visit Tokyo and join your meeting
> when Tak is there. Please let me know in advance.  Yoko
> At 11:59 99/11/12 +0800, Steve McCarty wrote:
> <excerpt>Dear Takagi-sensei,
> Allow me to write to you in English so that Arun can read this.
> I had been looking for you, and Arun kindly found a valid e-mail
> address for you. He does volunteer work with me in the
> World Association for Online Education (WAOE). The President
> of WAOE just happens to be a specialist in the study of Japan,
> with a Japanese family as well. Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, whom you know,
> is organizing the Global University System, and I am currently
> assisting with Asia-Pacific and helping the African leader, Dr. Afele.
   ARUN KUMAR TRIPATHI, C/O Braun, Luetgenholthauser Strasse 99
         44225,Dortmund,Germany         INTERNET EDUCATOR
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                         ATTACHMENT III

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 13:29:48 +0900
From: Sakura Suzuki <sakura@crn.or.jp>
To: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
CC: YOKO TAKAGI <teleclas@mbd.sphere.ne.jp>,
        Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>,
        "Prof. Tak Utsumi" <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>,
        "Ms. Satoko" <satoko@crn.or.jp>
Subject: Re: The mail from Yoko-san

Dear Yoko-san,

I cannot believe that a few months has passed since we have met in
Tokyo.  The Internet has brought people close together and has made the
world feel smaller.  I will meet Steve at the Playshop held by CRN at
Benesse on November 28.   It reminds me of the excitement I felt when we
met after having so many talks over email.

Best Regards,
         Sakura Suzuki
Editorial Staff, Child Research Net
Email: sakura@crn.or.jp
WWW: http://www.childresearch.net/
1-34 Ochiai, Tama City, Tokyo, Japan 206-8686
Tel: +81-42-356-0685 Fax: +81-42-356-7314
                      List of Distribution
Mrs. Yoko Takagi
Japan Representative
Teleclass International Japan
1-11-25 Tsukawaki
Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1036
Fax: +81-726-80-2115

Arun-Kumar Tripathi
Research Scholar
Internet Search Expert
Internet Information Investigator
University Of Dortmund
c/o Braun
Luetgenholthauser Strasse 99
44225, Dortmund

Steve McCarty
Kagawa Junior College
President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
3717-33 Nii
Kokubunji, Kagawa 769-0101
+81-877-49-8041 (office, direct line)
Fax: +81-877-49-5252
mccarty@pop06.odn.ne.jp -- his wife's.
http://www.waoe.org -- for WAOE
English language home page and online publications page:
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/ -- for Japanese language home page
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/jpublist.html -- for online publications
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site)
("Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi")
(Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework)

Sakura Suzuki
Editorial Staff
Child Research Net
1-34 Ochiai, Tama City
Tokyo, Japan 206-8686
Tel: +81-42-356-0685
Fax: +81-42-356-7314
Email: sakura@crn.or.jp
WWW: http://www.childresearch.net/
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