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少しずつ前へ、、、【A little by little】

posted Jun 28, 2020, 4:30 PM by Yoshitaka Uchida




We had been wondering where this world was going, but things are improving, a little by little. Some of our projects need to be modified or extended, probably based on some discussion during summer. Anyway, we are doing great and remaining positive. My students are doing wonderfully well and listening to my directions so well. I thank them a lot. 

Over the last few weeks, we were running several seminars, sharing our research progress or proposals. The seminars had been held for three weeks in a row because of the number of presentations we needed to have. Although these were held online, we could still actively ask questions each other and we could also record the seminars and share them with others, if needed. 

The other projects, particularly those related to Africa, will not start for a while, for sure. The other domestic projects will be started soon. We started collaborating with a company, doing some field research within our city. Also, probably we will go outside the Sapporo city, in a month or so. We cannot go to Tokyo yet, but see how we go!

Our research area, environmental science has severely affected by this COVID-19. There are reports stating that air pollution situations markedly improved over the last few months. It is a wonderful thing but the question is wheather this is "sustainable" or not. The word "sustainable" may not be familiar to some of us but we often use the word in our papers and proposals. We are trying to make this world better and cleaner place, not only for our generation but also for future generations. Not easy.