Higashi Hiroshima, April 10, 2012

In order to hold a visiting professor program in Laboratory of Landscape Ecology,  Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University I leave Jakarta for Osaka on March 30, 2012 at 20.40. Due to flying by Garuda I had to have a transit over around 1 hour in Denpasar, Bali.

On Saturday morning, March 31, 2012 at 08.45 we had landed in XIX Kansai International Airport, Osaka. A bit strange weather, actually it is early spring, but, a heavy rain was coming. As an usual, I got Shin Osaka by Haruka, the shuttle express train, wchich connects Kansai Airport, Shin Osaka, and Kyoto.  Before leaving Shin Osaka for Higashi Hiroshima by Nozomi Shinkansen, I always have a lunch at うどんcorner. Just go to upstair from Haruka platform, after 20 meter a bit turn right then you will find うどんみせ。Quite full of costumers and rush right here. But, I recommend you to come here if you miss UDON after you have left Japan then comeback again via Shin Osaka.

From Shin Osaka to Higashi Hiroshima take a less than 2 hours by Nozomi Shinkansen, which is included transfer to Kodama Shinkasen in Fukuyama. My counterpart, Prof Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI and his wife, Mrs. Naomi NAKAGOSHI picked me in Higashi Hiroshima Station up. Thank you so much for your kindness. Due to I will stay at RAFFINE Mansion from April 1, 2012, therefore I have to stay 1 night at FACULTY CLUB, Hiroshima University Hotel, which is located in Saijo Campus.

I have started the academic activities as a visiting professor in Hiroshima University since April 2, 2012. The visiting professor program will be finished on June 30, 2012.

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Hadi Susilo ARIFIN, Ph.D.

Professor in Ecology & Management of Landscape

Head of Landscape Management Division Landscape Architecture Department

Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)

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