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A Short-term Study Program in Three Andean Countries was Held

Apr 10, 2019

The FY18 short-term study program in three Andean Countries was held from February 23rd to March 15th for a total of twenty-one days. A total of thirteen participants – twelve from Yamagata University and one from the Yamagata Prefectural Yonezawa University of Nutrition Sciences – visited three South American countries. This year, the studies and presentation were made based on four themes, “Problems and international cooperation about SA’s economy and environment”, “Challenges in the protection and development of cultural heritage”, “History of Nikke in SA, and “Natural environment and food culture in SA”.  The following are the itinerary and a photographic report.

February 23nd (Sat)

Leaving Narita and arriving late at night on the same day at Lima, Peru via Mexico City (AEROMEXICO)

Peru February 24th (Sun) - March 1st (Fri)

Nasca – A visit to a geoglyph in the shape of a llama found by Yamagata University / A lecture and presentation at the Yamagata University Nasca Research Institute / A visit to the Antonini Museum.
Lima – A visit to Ajinomoto del Perú S.A. / Lecture at APJ / A lecture and welcome meeting at Catholic University of Peru, National University of San Marcos, La Molina Agricultural University, and National University of Engineering

The first lunch in Peru on the way from Lima to Nasca. 12 Peruvian students were joined the trip from the partner universities

Commemorative photo at Yamagata University Nasca Research Institute

Study about overseas business operation of a Japanese company at Ajinomoto del Perú S.A.

Commemorative photo with President of San Marcos University wearing its caps and T-shirts.

Bolivia March 2nd (Sat) - March 6th (Wed)

Leaving Lima and arriving at La Paz (LATAM)
Uyuni – A visit to the Train Cemetery / A visit to a garbage dump and Salar de Uyuni
La Paz - Exchange meeting at San Andres University / A city tour

The train cemetery under the blue sky. 12 students from San Andrea University joined the trip.

Salar de Uyuni, White would!

At the entrance of Presidential Palace, La Paz

Welcome party at San Andrea University

Chile March 7th (Thu) - 11th (Mon)

Leaving La Paz and arriving at Santiago (LATAM)
Talca – A lecture and exchange meeting at Talca University / A city tour / Botanical Garden / Viña Corral Victoria / A dinner party at the hotel featuring dishes cooked by the students
Santiago – A lecture at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Leaving Santiago and arriving at Lima (LATAM)

Wine research center at Talca University

Conversation with a local high school student at Talca central market.

Okonomiyaki which was cooked by Japanese students at the dinner party in Talca.

NAOJ, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, in Santiago

Back to Peru - March 12th (Tue) – March 13th (Wed)

Lima – A visit downtown, to Miraflores
Workshop at Catholic University of Peru
Leaving Lima (AEROMEXICO)

Downtown Lima – Partner university students take the roll of the local guide.

Larcomar Shopping Mall, Miraflores Lima

Shopping in Miraflores.

Q&A session after the presentations of Japanese students

March 14th (Thu) - March 15th(Fri)

Arriving at Narita via Mexico City (AEROMEXICO)

Everybody has come back on safe!