<<August 3, 1999>>

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

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@arentfox.com>

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe <iwatanabe@fsun.org>

Timo Portimojarvi <hotipo@uta.fi>

Ms. Tina Evans Greenwood <greenwood_t@fortlewis.edu>

Robert J. Rodrigues, M.D. <rrodrigues@paho.org>

(1) Dear Steve:

Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

Many thanks also for the URL of your excellent article, Japanese
Culture Meets Online Education," Educause, Educom Review, Vol. 34, No. 3
(May/June 1999) at

My replies/comments are in << >>.

(2) Dear Timo:

I would suggest that you retrieve this article and insert in the
BACKGROUND MATERIALS -- after MINCS-UH -- of your handout binder.

(3) Dear Tina:

I would also suggest that you may include this article in your GLOSAS
NEWS next issue.

(4) Dear Electronic Colleagues:

I would strongly suggest that you visit the above URL.

(5) Dear Electronic Colleagues:

The board mtg of our GLOSAS/USA held on 7/13th decided to hold a follow-up conference (to Tampere and Tokyo ones) in Washington, D.C. in the
fall of 2000.

Dr. Robert J. Rodrigues of PAHO kindly indicated his willingness to host
our conference there.

This conference will focus on the establishment of a global broadband
Internet via digital satellite channels for tele-learning and tele-medicine in Latin American and Caribbean countries, e.g., tele-medicine,
healthcare information system, human right program of the US Southern
Command for Colombia, etc.

Best, Tak

Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 13:49:51 +0000
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Organization: Kagawa Junior College, Japan
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Ready to Translate

Dr. Utsumi,

Just a few notes, although you are so busy with the Tampere Conference. The
semester has ended and I'm starting to translate your main documents into
Japanese. I'll have to e-mail you the results or put the English and Japanese
on a Web page before visiting my wife's family in Nagoya from August 12-25.

<<Thanks for your help -- this will lead to the handout binder for our
Tokyo conference next April -- I think it has to be bilingual of both
English and Japanese.>>

I've never seen your name in Japanese, so I ran some searches in Japanese with
Yahoo! Japan and NTT's goo search engine. The Chinese characters for your name
mean "Inland Sea Samurai" (!) -- is that right?

<<Amazing to find my name in those search engines.

Yes, that is right -- Naikai Bushi" in Chinese pronunciation.>>

I'm not sure what to use in approaching Japanese scholars as your title

<<My title is Chairman of GLOSAS/USA.>>

Have you been affiliated with Columbia University?

<<I am an associate member of Columbia University's monthly seminar on
Computer, Man and Society." I have almost same privilege as its
faculty to use various facilities of the university, e.g., free email
account, etc.>>

I may need a katagaki with the Foundation for the Support of the United
Nations in Tokyo in order to represent them in seeking out the Japanese
leaders in telelearning.

<<I would be delighted to introduce you to the FSUN at my next visit to
Japan and we can talk about this with them. They have many capable

I've noticed that the AACE is holding a big conference icce99 in Chiba in
early November. The National Institute for Multimedia Education (NIME) has a
conference planned for late this year, besides their regular events, and the
Internet Society will have its annual convention in Yokohama in July 2000.
April is a busy time for academics in Japan, so we need a strong pull to get
the best ones. Conference sites also cost around ten million yen, so it is
better to find a university campus if possible. All places tend to be
scheduled long in advance, so I hope the FSUN staff can find a suitable venue
on short notice.

<<FSUN has been committed to this conference so that we can leave the
funding and the choice of site to them. They are well acquainted with
holding conferences. Besides that, the Director-General of the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has indicated their full
support, as saying that they are the one who are well familiar with
organizing conferences, -- as if they will organize the conference by
themselves, -- when Ben and I visited him last May.>>

The article about the present stage of online education in Japan that you
found valuable is available online, so links can be made: "Japanese Culture
Meets Online Education" Educause, Educom Review, Vol. 34, No. 3 (May/June
1999): http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/html/erm993a.html

<<See above.>>

By the way, my Inland Sea movie is available to download. See:
"Internet Multimedia: MPEG Movie of Japan" (28 July 1999):

<<It took me almost one hour to download with my 56 Kbps modem, but this
is really great movie!! Very clear video and audio. Good example of
how QuickTime of Apple is great. This also shows how vital necessity we
need to have BROADBAND Internet.>>

I noticed on draft 5 of the Tampere conference some new information
that maybe I could add to update the materials you have asked me to
translate, such as the list of sponsors for the outline of the Tampere
event. I also notice that you have added an exciting vision for Japan's
future, which I'm sure will be valuable to use in Japanese. Therefore
please let me know if you have any final requests about the versions
to translate.

<<Pls feel free to utilize any part of our handout binder materials for
the Tokyo conference.>>

Steve McCarty
Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
President, World Association for Online Education
(WAOE): http://waoe.org/
Japanese language home page and online publications page:
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site). Mirror Site:
E-mail: steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp or mccarty@pop06.odn.ne.jp
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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)

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-986-8131

Mr. Ichiro Watanabe
Senior Advisor
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
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Fax: 03-3556-9495

Timo Portimojarvi
University of Tampere
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FIN-33101 Tampere
+358-40-550 3193
GSM: +358-40-550-3193

Ms. Tina Evans Greenwood
Managing Editor, GLOSAS News and
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