Richard Wah <firstname.lastname@example.org> [now <email@example.com>]
Ruby Vaa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mrs Selai Fa <email@example.com>
Prof. Edward C. DeLand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Renee Ebert, MPH <email@example.com>
Steve McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Takashi Sakamoto, Ph.D. <email@example.com>
Kazuo Torii <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Salah H. Mandil, Ph.D. <email@example.com>
Mr. Renato Cortinovis <RENATO.CORTINOVIS@itu.int>
P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Dear Ms. Vaa and Mrs. Fa:
(1) I just receiving a phone call from Air New Zealand (Ms. Anne at 1-800-262-1234) saying that my air ticket will be shipped (by FedEx) to me by 11/22nd (Monday). She told me that my travel schedules are as follows;
12:15 pm (11/26th)
Ar LA 03:15 pm (11/26th)
Lv LA (Air
09:10 pm (11/26th)
Ar Fiji/Nadi 05:00 am (11/28th)
(Air New Zealand) 11:45 pm (12/03rd)
Ar LA 01:30 pm (12/03rd)
Lv LA (UA)
04:15 pm (12/03rd)
Ar JFK/NY 12:16 am (12/04th)
to your previous msg, I can pick up an air ticket from Nadi to
Suva from Evangeline of Air Fiji Pacific office at the Nadi airport.
Dear Ed Deland and Renee:
(2) This time we may have
enough time at LA airport to chat -- sorry I could
not meet you when my wife and I were on our way to/from Maui last February.
Should you be able to come to see me at the airport, pls let me know.
(3) Many thanks for your msgs (ATTACHMENT I and II).
Thank you very much indeed for your kind introduction to Mr. Wah.
(4) I read Mr. Wah's paper with great interest. Thanks for the info.
that his USP pays US$50,000 per year for a leased 4.8 Kbps link
from Fiji to Melbourne!!! They certainly need broadband satellite
Internet as we propose.
I hope I can contribute to them, as you wish.
(5) I am sorry I cannot make
my trip to Japan on my way back, because I have
to complete our final report on our Tampere event to the InfoDev, and
also I expect to make my trip to Geneva in January -- see below -- which
is a necessary preparation ( nemawashi" in Japanese) for our successful
Tokyo conference. (As you know, Japanese government bureaucrats need
"Gaiatsu" (i.e., pressure from outside Japan) -- as I did for the
de-regulation of Japanese telecom policies (with the help from Commerce
Secretary Malcolm Baldridge) on the use of email. I was, in a sense, a
"soldier" (or "Samurai" in Japanese, as in my name "Takeshi") in Mr. Wah's
paper "who endeavor to introduce technology to the uninitiated and the
skeptics." Mr. Yoshio Utsumi, Director-General of the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU), was then the section manager of data
communications of the Japanese Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
(MPT) at that time, as my counterpart. Learning the lessons of de-regulation,
he became the Director-General of ITU.
(6) Many thanks also for your web service which I often utilize in my msgs.
(7) Many thanks for your offer
of help to Ben. However, he should be back
to NYC by 11/24th.
(8) Pls visit Prof. Sakamoto
and Mr. Torii to discuss where would be the
suitable location for our Tokyo conference. They attended our Tampere
event so that they should know the required facilities. I gave your
Japanese translations of my papers (printed from your web) to Mr. Torii
when I met him at Ben's open house ceremony a few weeks ago. Mr. Torii
maintains FSUN's email account and web.
(9) Thanks for your kind words (ATTACHMENT III).
(10) Albeit very belated, I decided
to attend your International Consultation
Conference, 12-14 January 2000 in your office in Geneva.
Pls send me its detailed info. Thanks.
(11) Many, many thanks for your
effort of providing us with the recorded
video tape of Mr. Yoshio Utsumi's greeting for our Tampere event.
my stay in Geneva, I would like to visit Mr. Utsumi. I would
appreciate it very much if you can kindly check his schedule around 12-14 January 2000.
(12) I would also like to say
thank-you" to your friend, Sr. Juan Somavia,
Director-General, International Labor Organization (ILO), for his video
tape greeting at our Tampere event.
kindly ask his availability? -- his office is just a few
blocks from ITU's as we saw the ILO building when you and I visited Mr.
Utsumi last January. Thanks in advance.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (McCarty)
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 11:41:33 +0900
Dear Dr. Utsumi,
It is wonderful that you can attend
the roundtable meeting on
November 29th to December 1st (Nov. 28-30th in the Americas)
at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, the capital of Fiji.
Ruby Vaa <email@example.com> wrote in part that their "new satellite network,
USPNet ... is about to commence operations (January-Feb 2000). It will have
audio, data, and video components/transmission facilities and will link
the 12 member countries of the university ... Your background and
expertise has been brought to our attention (by Richard Wah,
Head of Distance Education at USP)." This is the friend to whom I recommended GUS.
You asked for Web sources to familiarize
yourself with their project
prior to your trip. Let me suggest the online conference presentation
by Richard Wah, "On-line Teaching: Basic Issues at the University of
the South Pacific" <http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/org/tcc_conf97/pres/wah.html>.
The paper "describes problems that
are encountered when trying to
introduce on-line teaching: telecommunications infrastructure and
tariffs; end user equipment availability; government's willingness,
staff and students' interaction and willingness to work with the
required equipment; and technical expertise, including hardware and
software design and maintenance. The paper develops a strategy for the
implementation of on-line teaching." This shows that the USP project
took many years to reach this stage, so your visit there is very timely.
Places that you would also like
to visit in Southeast Asia and Japan
are still quite far from Fiji, I realize, and such an itinerary is
difficult to accomplish. But if you can make it to Tokyo, I can use
my travel allowance for the year to meet people there for planning
GUS Asia-Pacific activities. In any event, congratulations on this
breakthrough for GUS in the Pacific region.
As usual, your gu-l correspondence
is on the Web, lightly edited,
such as the message from the Fijian Ms. (I would guess) Ruby Vaa at:
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:05:11
From: Steve McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Tokyo Trip
Dear Dr. Utsumi,
Sorry to bother you, but I can probably
make it to Tokyo from
November 28th-30th, Japan time, due to an invitation from the
Child Research Net at Benesse Corporation for Sunday the 28th,
using my 1999 travel budget. Is there anything I can do for you
in Tokyo? For example, I could write in Japanese to some of those
who might be involved with a Tokyo workshop in the future,
offering to give them a briefing of GUS progress in various
world regions, if they have time on the 29th or 30th. I would
not ask any favors of them, so it could be helpful, you know,
the Japanese way of laying some groundwork (nemawashi).
I can also give them the Japanese translations of your projects
and show them files with my laptop iBook (Mac Japanese OS).
At 4:03 PM -0500 99.11.18, Tak Utsumi
> Ben just left to Tokyo and Singapore this morning
If I could be of assistance, Ben
is welcome to phone me
for any reason at 0877-49-8041 (w) or 087-874-7980 (h).
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 12:30:33 +0200
Subject: Re:Consultation mtg at WHO
Thank you for your reply.
My invitation to you is not as a TM expert, but
as a TeleEducation expert who made fabulous work and practical, cheap or
least-costly Broadband links, over the Internet and otherwise. As you know,
these are usable for both TeleEducation and TeleMedicine.
Your presence at our International
Consultation, 12-14 January 20000, will
be much appreciated. We are assembling really top people in the field. Some
industry representatives have been invited too (do you have further
suggestions?). I await your definitive confirmation of participation.
List of Distribution
Head of Distance Education
University of the South Pacific (USP)
Organiser, USPNet Roundtable meeting
University of the South Pacific (USP)
Mrs. Selai Fa
University of the South Pacific
Prof. and Mrs. Edward C. DeLand
254 Redlands St
Playa Del Rey, Ca 90293
Renee Ebert, MPH
International Distance Learning
School of Public Health
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
310-794-2886 at Media Center (Tues/Thursday)
Kagawa Junior College
President, World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
Kokubunji, Kagawa 769-0101
+81-877-49-8041 (office, direct line)
email@example.com -- his wife's.
http://www.waoe.org -- for WAOE
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/ -- for Japanese language home page
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/jpublist.html -- online publications (Jpse.)
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/presence.html -- home page (English)
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/epublist.html -- online publications (Eng.)
(an Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library 4-star site)
http://www.kagawa-jc.ac.jp/~steve_mc/asia-pacific/projects-ej.html -- bilingual
("Fundamental Projects of Dr. Takeshi Utsumi")
(Global University System Asia-Pacific Framework)
Takashi Sakamoto, Ph.D.
National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME)
Mihama-Ku, Chiba 261-0014
Tel: +81-43-298 3000
Fax: +81-43-298 3471
http://hoklpc25.uta.fi/egedl/outline/virtualuniversityinjapan.htm -- his slide
presentation at Tampere event.
Director of the Board
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
Sankyo Bekkan Room 201
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072
Salah H. Mandil, Ph.D.
Director-Advisor on Informatics
World Health Organization
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Mr. Renato Cortinovis
Telecommunciations Development Bureau (BTD)
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Place des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva 20
P. Tapio Varis, Ph.D, Professor
Acting President, Global University System
Professor and Chair
Media Culture and Communication Education
University of Tampere
Tel: +358-3-215 6110
Fax: +358-3-215 7503
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
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