<<September 2, 1999>>

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

Victor T. Ching <vicching@compass.com.ph>

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D. <sfuller@u.washington.edu>

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA <ninfa@umich.edu>

Motilai Sharma <msharma@mail.asiandevbank.org>

Mr Arne Fjortoft <wif@panlanka.net>

Kazuo Torii <torii@fsun.org>

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@arentfox.com>

Ms. Penelope Price <pprice@adbi.org>

(1) Many thanks for your msgs.

ATTACHMENT I from Steve McCarty

ATTACHMENT II from Steve McCarty

ATTACHMENT III from Victor T. Ching

ATTACHMENT IV from Ninfa Saturnino Springer

ATTACHMENT V from Motilai Sharma

ATTACHMENT VI from Penelope Price

(2) Dear Steve:

Many, many thanks for your Japanese translation of our materials.

I visited your web. They are wonderful, indeed!!

I will work on them with my revisions and corrections this week-end, and send my version to you by email attachments -- since this
ASCII version of listserve distribution cannot send Japanese
characters. I am very glad you got help from Chisato and Yoichi -- Yoichi once translated some of my papers. Pls convey my best
regards to them.

For time being, we need to rely on the host computer of your college,
though the webs would need to be transferred to the host computer at the
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) in Tokyo.
(Recently, I noticed the uncertainty of the FSUN host computer.)
Anyway, let's discuss this matter when I will be in Tokyo next time.

Pls visit our Tampere event web site at <www.uta.fi/EGEDL> and its
handout web at <www.uta.fi/EGEDL/outline> for your reference to
construct the similar ones for our Tokyo conference next April (or May).

You may start constructing them with those cited materials in
ATTACHMENT II, as the background materials.

I read them with great interest -- particularly "Blurred and
fuzzy future for tele-connections" is the most appropriate
since it mentioned about MINCS-UH and SCS which were
presented during our Tampere event.

Incidentally, many people point out that the spelling of Malcolm
Baldridge. However, I recall my correspondences with the Commerce
Dept when he died by an accident, it was Malcolm Baldrige. I
would appreciate it if you can check on this further. See
<http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Bookwriting/PART_I/Chapter_I/Total/Insertions/Chunichi%20Simbun/Chunichi_10-31-81_Eng_2P.html> and
<http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Bookwriting/PART_I/Chapter_I/Total/Insertions/USDept._Commerce/USDept_Commerce.html> which are in
Section 3.5 of Chapter I of my book draft.

(3) Dear Victor:

That is a very good idea to form a team in Philippines and to hold a
mini-conference in Manila to discuss the matter of attending our Tokyo
conference next April (or May), and to pursue our project of global
electronic distance learning and telemedicine via wireless broadband

Ben Haraguchi announced his intention to take me and Norman Okamura of
the University of Hawaii/PEACESAT to Tokyo and Manila for further
discussion on our project. Pls coordinate with Ben to match this trip
with your mini-conference.

Pls note Ninfa's msg in ATTACHMENT IV and find out how to approach to
the Secretary of Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Pls make sure to contact Dr. Herman Tollentino of the University of the
Philippines for your team. (He was introduced by Dr. Fuller of the
University of Washington -- see my previous distribution.)

(4) Dear Ninfa:

Thanks for your kind words.

ATTACHMENT VI is a msg I received from Ms. Penelope Price.

I would greatly appreciate it if you (or your assistant) can kindly
visit the web mentioned in her msg and contact the organizations listed
there by phone to find out which can support the travel funds of
participants from the U.S. to our Tokyo conference next April (or May).

(5) Dear Moti:

Many thanks for your cordial invitation to the conference in Chiang Mai,
Thailand on 1-3 December 1999 to chair a session. It sounds very
interesting to meet and discuss on availability of electronic distance
learning with people from Asia/Pacific countries.

I suppose that I can meet with Mr Fjortoft there, too.

However, my trouble is, as usual, the travel fund. I am tempted to
accept your invitation, should your ADB can provide it. Pls let me

Best, Tak

Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 17:13:07 +0000
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Organization: Kagawa Junior College, Japan
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Subject: Japanese-English Web Page

Dr. Utsumi, I have to run for a rare vacation with my wife's family in
Nagoya until the 26th. I'm making the translations into a Web page of
your fundamental projects. When you have a chance, see if the following
needs much work, please.


Best, Steve

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 13:51:05 +0000
From: Steve McCarty <steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp>
Organization: Kagawa Junior College, Japan
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
Cc: iwatanabe@fsun.org, bharaguchi@fsun.org,
Subject: Japanese Website Ready

Dear Dr. Utsumi,

It is with pleasure that I announce the completion of my assignment
to translate your fundamental documents into Japanese. They are
compiled at the following Web page and at its mirror site:

"Asia-Pacific Satellite Broadband Internet Conference Documents"
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/ [OR]

Knowing that bilingual information will be most useful for the
Asia-Pacific conference in Tokyo, I organized it around that theme.
I also edited your English lightly and the spelling of Malcolm

Ms. Chisato Ishikawa edited my second language Japanese composition
and Osaka high school teacher Mr. Yoichi Tsuji helpfully provided his
version for one of our papragraphs. Please suggest any changes.

For English readers the situation of tele-learning and tele-medicine
in Japan is described in the article below, which should serve as a
background document for the Tokyo conference:

"Blurred and fuzzy future for tele-connections"
Computing Japan, Volume 6 No. 8, August 1999:

For further reading of the Computing Japan magazine online, see:

Internet by Satellite Flexes Muscles":

The End of NTT's Monopoly?":

The New NTT Goes Global":

The Japan Times newspaper reported a new government
telecommunications policy including the goals of fostering
competition and promoting Internet use. But the Ministry of Posts
and Telecommunications is still struggling with the dominance
of NTT (explained in the last two Computing Japan articles above).

The other night on TV news in Japanese I happened to hear a ruling
party spokesman identify 21st Century priorities which included
information, telecommunications and aerospace. Renewed satellite
development appears to be included in the plans of companies.

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun economic daily reported an ambitious
government-industry-academic new generation Internet project.
Technical details are not provided, but the Ministry of Posts and
Telecommunications, NTT, the Matsushita electric appliance
company, Keio University and other partners are aiming to at least
catch up with the US by the year 2001. They seem to be aiming for
broadband transmission, integrating the software needed for
easier use, and paving the way fror widespread e-commerce.
With projections of a huge market by the year 2005, 6 billion yen
is appropriated for next year to start this multi-sector project.

It looks like Japan is finally moving towards an information
society, and the national climate seems very receptive to new
telecommunications plans. So good luck, and I hope to meet you
and your colleagues as soon as possible in Tokyo.

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 in English:
E-mail: steve@kagawa-jc.ac.jp or mccarty@pop06.odn.ne.jp

From: "Victor Ching" <vicching@compass.com.ph>
To: <utsumi@www.friends-partners.org>, <rbrsat@pworld.net.ph>,
Subject: Finland Conference
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 18:03:15 -0700

September 03, 1999

Dear Sir:

Congratulation on the success of Finland Conference.

I am looking forward to attend your Tokyo, Japan conference next year.

I'll get in touch with Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, hoping he can also come to Tokyo.

I will suggest also to Dr. Rodriguez to form a group as representative from

And I'll suggest also Dr. Rodriguez if possible, to form a mini-conference in
Manila to further your knowledge on Band Internet/Telemedicine/Distance
Education, etc.,

I'll get in touch to any further development.

Please inform, if you want me to do some things here in the Philippines.



Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 07:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: utsumi@columbia.edu
From: "Ninfa S. Springer" <ninfa@umich.edu>
Subject: Asia/Pacific project

Dear Tak,

I continue to keep tab of your awesome global project and thank you for
sharing. Also congratulations on the Franklin Award.

I just reviewed the new version of the Philipine proposal; it is
conservative and relevant; it addresses the global project better than the
first proposal. The Department of Science and Technology allocates
information technology resources in the Philippines. Getting the Secretary
of DOST's interest and cooperation would be a plus for this project.

Warmest regards and wishing you the best.


Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA
Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 19:15:57 +0600
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
From: Worldview International Foundation <wif@panlanka.net>
Subject: International Conference on Media for Social Change

Dear Dr Utsumi,

I am writing this from the Worldview International Foundation, Colombo.
Today I met with Mr Fjortoft to discuss about the Conference. This
conference will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 1-3 December 1999. The
conference will be sponsored by NORAD, Asian Development Bank, Plan
International and Worldview International Foundation. We want to invite
you to chair one of the sessions of the conference. This will also give an
opportunity to share our views on networking of Distance Education
Providers in Asia. Mr Fjortoft is very eager to discuss some collaborative
intervention with you in the area of Media. I will appreciate it if you
could kindly communicate with Mr Fjortoft on this email address. Moreover
his mobile No. 47 90961278 and fax No. 94-1 589225. The proposed
conference will be participated by bilateral and multilateral agencies and
NGOs broadcasting agencies. Your presence will add new dimensions to the

With kind regards

Motilal Sharma

Worldview International Foundation
12 Arethusa Lane
Colombo 6.
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-1 589648 /74 510728/9
Fax: 94-1 589225

From: Price Penelope <pprice@adbi.org>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Cc: Morrison Terrence <tmorrison@adbi.org>
Subject: sponsorships for the Finland conference
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 19:16:04 +0900

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

it was a pleasure to meet you recently in Tokyo.

As I suggested, perhaps you will be able to have sponsors
through the many Filipino chambers of commerce and Filipino
organizations based abroad.

This is a web site that lists Filipino-American professional
organizations in the States - perhaps this will be a source of
sponsorship? http://www.phil-net.com/nprof.htm .From this site there may
be useful links to other potential sponsors.

Kind regards

penelope price
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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)

Victor T. Ching
Director, Philippine Office
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
Rm. 1908 Cityland 10 Tower 1
H. V. Dela Costa St., cor. Ayala Ave.
Makati City, Philippines
867-4490 to 92
Fax: 00632-812-7733

Sherrilynne Fuller, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medical Education
School of Medicine 35-7155
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: 206-543-3389

Ninfa Saturnino Springer, PhD, RD, FADA
Associate Professor Emerita
School of Nursing
University of Michigan

Motilai 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)

Mr Arne Fjortoft
Secretary General
Worldview International Foundation
12 Arethusa Lane
Colombo 6
Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-1 589648 /74 510728/9
mobile No. 47 90961278
Fax: 94-1 589225
E:Mail wif@panlanka.net

Kazuo Torii
Director of the Board
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations
Sankyo Bekkan Room 201
1-7-10 Iidabashi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
Fax: 03-3556-9495
Mobil: 090-3472-8123

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

Ms. Penelope Price
Training & Learning Methods Specialist
Asia Development Bank Institute (ADB Institute)
Kasumigaseki Building 8F
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6008
+81-3-3593-5500 (General)
+81-3-3593-5506 (direct)
Fax: +81-3-3593-5571
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