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MJIIT-JUC Joint International Symposium 2013
A memorial event celebrating the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation
Nov. 6-8, Shonan Campus, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, JAPAN
JUC (Japanese University Consortium)
MJIIT (Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan)
MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Welcoming Messages from General Co-chairs It is my great pleasure to welcome all participants to this MJIIT-JUC Joint International Symposium 2013 (MJJIS2013), which is a memorial event celebrating the 40th Year of ASEAN-JAPAN Friendship and Cooperation. This symposium is held at Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, JAPAN between November 6th and 8th.
Japan University Consortium consists of 25 Japanese universities participating not only in steering of this symposium but also in the establishment and further development of MJIIT.
International collaboration nowadays has been a widely acknowledged, research trend. In such research endeavor, multi-cultural and interdisciplinary atmosphere is a key factor to incubate challenging spirits and supporting environment for pioneering a new research field. This symposium exactly serves such a purpose because the main objective of the symposium is to promote communication and dialogue among young researchers, engineers and students from different countries.
This symposium covers the fields of Electronic Systems Engineering, Mechanical and Precision Engineering, Environmental and Green Technology, Management of Technology, Information Technology and Communications, and Medical Biotechnology. Three keynote speeches and approximately 190 research papers will be presented.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the researchers and postgraduate students for their contribution and dedication to MJJIS2013. I also would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of the hardworking committee members and the secretariat for materializing this symposium. Last but not least, our special appreciation goes to MOFA, MEXT, and JICA for giving their strong support for MJJIS2013.
Hiromu Hashimoto, Professor Vice Chancellor, Tokai University Both the Malaysian and Japanese governments have established the Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) with the aim to provide engineering education with greater emphasis and focus towards the ASEAN region. The formation of MJIIT is the climax of the first wave of the Look East Policy observed by Malaysia. MJIIT is liken to a “Japanese University” operating off shore, in Malaysia, which is considered unthinkable in the past. The support from a consortium of 25 Japanese Universities (JUC), organized through the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), is indeed immense in ensuring that Japanese style engineering education is established, and inculcating and deeply rooting the Japanese work culture.
The cooperation, which started well before 10th August 2010, the official launching date of the MJIIT, has seen a tremendous growth and stability with respect to the placement of Japanese academic staff at MJIIT and undertakings of joint supervision of postgraduate students, in strengthening the teaching and research thrust at MJIIT.
The joint symposium between MJIIT and JUC is indeed amalgamating further the established strong linkages. It is a pleasure to note that this second symposium between the MJIIT and the JUC is organized by Tokai University, as a continuing effort to bring academic staff and students from participating universities as well as outside the consortium to discuss on advanced research and development work carried out. It is also worth noting that this platform of MJIIT-JUC International Symposium (MJJIS) is part of the celebration of the 40th year of ASEAN-Japan Cooperation.
Finally, I would like to thank the MJIIT-JUC committee and the local organizing committee from Tokai University for making this symposium a reality, continuing from the first symposium at MJIIT in 2012. I am indebted to Professor Hashimoto for bringing the 2013 MJJIS to this lovely campus of Tokai University. To all paper presenters and participants, I would like to wish an interesting and fruitful symposium! Arigato gozaimasu.
Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor, Professor Dean of MJIIT We welcome all participants attending MJIIT-JUC Joint International Symposium 2013. This is the second symposium jointly organized between MJIIT and Japanese University Consortium (JUC). MJIIT prepares unique educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students and staff with support by 25 Japanese universities in order to become the only one organization in ASEAN. Promotion and recommendation to attend this symposium for students and staff is a typical example of those programs. One of objectives of this symposium is to provide opportunities to young researchers and students of both MJIIT and Japanese universities to establish the networks and to breed seeds of collaboration among researchers. MJJIS2013 will surely provide all symposium participants with the opportunity to discuss together topics such as university-industry collaboration, technology partnership between Malaysia-Japan, internationalization of universities, and other hot topics. It will be required that young students and researchers absorb and assimilate a variety of knowledge from foreign countries in those proceeding research fields and that they utilize those information in regeneration and activation for own nations.
From this view point, MJJIS2013 will offer an adequate opportunity to promote and accelerate the face-to-face relationship for exchange of information.
I would like to express sincere thanks to all committee members and the secretariat, especially, Professor Yoshio Yamamoto and Tokai University for preparing this valuable and important symposium.
Takashi Yamamoto, Professor Deputy Dean (Liaison and Internationalization) of MJIIT Organizing Committee General Co-chairs Hiromu Hashimoto (Tokai University), Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor (MJIIT), Takashi Yamamoto (MJIIT) Technical Program Yoshio Yamamoto (Tokai University), Ryu-ichiro Ohyama (Tokai University), Masao Kohzaki (Tokai University), Hideyuki Horisawa (Tokai University), Ai Kotani (Tokai University), Azran Azhim Noor Azmi (MJIIT), Hafizal bin Yahaya (MJIIT) Publicity Osamu Uchida (Tokai University), Masayuki Morimoto (Tokai University), Kazumi Terada (Tokai University), Kentaro Takemura (Tokai University), Naoki Oshima (MJIIT), Toshio Wakabayashi (MJIIT) Finance Kunio Okimura (Tokai University), Satoru Iwamori (Tokai University), Akihiko Azetsu (Tokai University) Local Arrangement Masayuki Ochiai (Tokai University), Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya (Tokai University), Shinjiro Umezu (Tokai University), Registration Yuta Sunami (Tokai University), Tsutomu Sekine (Tokai University) JUC Committee Kyushu University, Keio University (Shinnosuke Obi), Saitama University (Takeshi Mizuno), Shibaura Institute of Technology (Masahiko Tachibana), Takushoku University (Yuji Watanabe), Tokai University (Yoshio Yamamoto), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Koji Ikeda), Nagaoka University of Technology (Kanji Yasui), Nagoya Institute of Technology (Yutaka Tada), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Akio Makishima), Meiji University (Jun Sakakibara), Ritsumeikan University (Masahisa Koyama), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Osaka University (Masaharu Imai, Toshihiro Tanaka), Yamaguchi University (Yoshiyuki Matsuura), Kinki University (Takayoshi Kimura), Tokyo University of Technology (Hiroyuki Kameda), Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo University of Science, Okayama University of Science (Toshiaki Kaneeda), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kenichi Urabe), Kanazawa University (Minoru Yamada), Toyohashi University of Technology, Yamagata University (Kenji Inoue), University of Tsukuba (Yoshihiro Shiraiwa) Reviewers Kiyoshi Ando, Hidenori Aoki, Masaki Asobe, Akihiko Azetsu, Bidisha Chanda, Zhili Chen, Kazuhiko Hamamoto, Nao Hodoshima, Hideyuki Horisawa, Koji Ikeda, Satoru Iwamori, Yoshihiro Kai, Mitsuhiko Karashima, Takeo Kato, Hiroshi Kimura, Kiyoteru Kobayashi, Masao Kohzaki, Ai Kotani, Hirosi Kuwahata, Kazushige Magatani, Akio Makishima, Yoshiyuki Mastuura, Takeshi Mizuno, Masayuki Morimoto, Shinnosuke Obi, Masayuki Ochiai, Jun Ogata, Hirokazu Ohtagaki, Ryu-ichiro Ohyama, Hiroo Okanaga, Kunio Okimura, Atsushi Okuyama, Kazuki Okuyama, Jun Sakakibara, Tsutomu Sekine, Takehisa Shibuya, Yuta Sunami, Masakazu Suzuki, Yutaka Tada, Syun Takahashi, Kentaro Takemura, Kazuyoshi Tsuchiya, Osamu Uchida, Shinjiro Umezu, Yuji Watanabe, Minoru Yamada, Natsuko Yamakawa, Yoshio Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Kanji Yasui Map of Shonan Campus, Tokai University
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 Optional: Factory visit tour (Fuji Film Corporation)
ES: Electronic System Engineering MP: Mechanical and Precision Engineering EG: Environmental and Green Technology MT: Management of Technology IT: Information Technology and Communications MB: Medical Biotechnology Special Session: Japanese-Style Human Resource Development in ASEAN Countries Room A: Seminar room 1, #17 Building, Room B: Seminar room 2, #17 Building Room C: Conference room1, #12 Building, Room D: Conference room2, #12 Building Room E: Conference room3, #12 Building, Room F: Conference room4, #12 Building * Poster Session and Special Session are open to public. Everybody is welcome to attend without a registration fee.
Keynote Speech I
The idea of setting up MJIIT was mooted in 2000 by then the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamed, who has been instrumental in forging Malaysia’s Look East Policy in the early 1980s. The Look East Policy has attained its 30th anniversary and had produced many Malaysian graduates from Japanese and Korean universities. Initially, Mahathir Mohamed envisaged the establishment of a Japanese university on Malaysian soil, such as the likes of British and Australian universities operating in Malaysia. The discussion at times became cold and the idea of setting of a Malaysia Japan institution was reactivated again in 2006 with an anticipated acronym MAJU (Malaysia Japan University).
Due to the enormous cost in establishing another public university to the existing 20, as the Japanese government wanted this entity be a public institution instead of a private one, it was scaled down to an institute with an acronym MJIIT (Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology). MJIIT was established on 10th of August 2010 and allocated within the Kuala Lumpur Campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), with funding coming directly from the then Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education (now Ministry of Education).
The MJIIT project is worth over MYR 800 million excluding emolument, to be developed over a period of seven years. JICA has been designated as the implementing agency for the Japanese government and UTM for the Malaysian government. MJIIT governance is thus that of the UTM and MJIIT is answerable to the UTM senate, but having a special Advisory Committee comprising Malaysian and Japanese representatives.
Although MJIIT is to be a research focus entity, it is also expected to undertake teaching of undergraduate students. Four major disciplines agreed upon are namely; Mechanical Precision Engineering, Electronic Systems Engineering, Environment and Green Technology, and Management of Technology. The first three are engineering and the latter is management oriented.
Presently, full research programmes (PhD and MPhil), two Master programmes and three undergraduate programmes are on offered, with student enrolment reaching nearly 600 students and academic staff strength exceeding 70. MJIIT is on track with regard to its blueprint for development on staffing and student enrolment.
The KES model; knowledge, experience and self-learning, is a unique learning model adopted at MJIIT with greater emphasis placed on industry involvement. Ningen Ryoku subjects to help built the human skills becomes the signature of the undergraduate programmes and rinkou for the postgraduate students.
Students are encouraged to undertake academic outbound in the form of internship, research attachment, transfer credits or short visits to Japan. This is part of the effort to expose students further to the Japanese work culture. It is MJIIT’s noble mission to inculcate the Japanese work culture apart from becoming an excellent teaching and research institute in advanced technology.
Efforts to ultimately establish over 40 innovative kozhas (ikozhas) are ongoing and presently there are 13 ikozhas in operation. Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to be involved with the ikozhas, to develop the interest for research much earlier, and eventually continue their studies at the ikozhas. The emphasis on sustainability is beyond doubt and a challenging one, with its tag line “Engineering the Nation with Precision towards Sustainable Development”.
The MJIIT undertaking is a challenging task of “Japonising” an education institution while striving for excellence in research and development. It has to begin with all the academic, technical and administrative staff of MJIIT, leading by example, and infused in the students through the environment and work ethics.
With the medium of instruction in English, it makes the effort to be a “Japanese university in Malaysia” even more challenging. On the other hand, MJIIT is a melting pot for internationalization with its English medium. It is the only public entity that is allowed to take in up to 40% foreign students, unlike the norm of less than 10% for all public universities in Malaysia.
The presentation will highlight the plan, possible collaborations and challenges faced by the newly developed MJIIT, which is aspiring to be a leader in education and research in advanced technology in the ASEAN region within seven years.
Keynote Speech II