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Rainer's Research Report

JULY 3-19: University of Hokkaido, Sapporo

Sapporo, the largest city in Hokkaido. A brief overview of the short (125 years) history of Sapporo in English is available on the web. Sapporo is famous for its beer and an excellent History of the Sapporo Beer Company is available in English on the web.
The Sapporo Journal provides some good insights into goings-on about Sapporo City.

Hokudai Logo

A web page describing aspects of Hokkaido University is available in English. The new building of the Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science has just recently been completed.

EES Building

THURSDAY, JULY 3.
TRAVEL TO SAPPORO
St. Louis       depart  July 3   Thu  0925   TWA 122    MD-80    E-F7
                arrive           Thu  1036
Chicago/O'Hare  depart           Thu  1200   JL 009     747-400  B-29K
Tokyo/Narita    arrive  July 4   Fri  1440
                depart           Fri  1825   JL 565     DC-10    B-41K
Sapporo         arrive  July 4   Fri  2000
Pickup by host at ShinChitosekoku. Transfer to Sapporo by JR line.

Host: Professor Kazuhiko Ichikawa
University of Hokkaido
Graduate School of Environmental Earth Sciences
Division of Material Science
Sapporo 060 Japan
Tel.: 011 81 (011) 706-5287 (work), Tel.: (011) 761-5456 (home), Fax.: (011) 757-5995
Email: Kazuhiko.Ichikawa@ENV.hines.hokudai.ac.jp
Rainer's Office Phone: (011) 706-6071


Stay at Toyoko Inn. Tel.: (011) 717-1045.

SATURDAY, JULY 5.
Organizational Matters are arranged including financial transactions.

SUNDAY, JULY 6.
Excursion to Lake Shikotsuko, climbing of a volcano, strolling through the Moss Gateway, and having Sushi for dinner.

TUESDAY, JULY 8.
Lecture. 10:30-12:00.
Graduate School for Environmental Earth Studies, University of Hokkaido
"DNA Chemistry related to Environmental Chemistry"

Welcome Lunch 12:00-14:00 at International Student Center Restaurant.


JULY 10-12: Kyushu Institute of Technology

Host: Professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Department of Biochemical Engineering and Science
Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Kwazu 680-4, Iizuka 820
Tel.: (948) 29-7811; Fax.: (948) 29-7801; Email: kashi@bse.kyutech.ac.jp

The Kyushu Institute of Technology is referred to as 'Kyutech'. For some information about Kyutech, check out their web page in English.

THURSDAY, JULY 10.
TRAVEL TO FUKUOKA
Chitose         depart  July 10  Thu  13:33   JAL 584    767   E-12A
Fukuoka         arrive           Thu  15:55 
Pickup by Mrs. Hiromi Iwai and Yoko Sato; transfer to Iizuka by car.
Stay at Nagomi President Hotel.

FRIDAY, JULY 11.
Taxi to Institute.
Tour of the Institute with Prof. Kashiwagi.
Lunch with host and a student.
Lecture.13:30-15:00.
The Cation-Dinitrogen Interaction. From Dative Bonding Theory to Problems in Chemical Toxicology.

Meetings with faculty and students afterwards.
Dinner with Prof. Okamoto, Dr. Sato and students.
Associate Professor Masahiro Okamoto
Tel.: (948) 29-7821; Fax.: (948) 29-7801; Email: okahon@bse.kyutech.ac.jp
Associate Dr. Fumitoshi Sato
Tel.: (948) 29-7831; Fax.: (948) 29-7801; Email: sato@bse.kyutech.ac.jp
Assistant Professor Dr. Masayuki Irisa, Home Page


SATURDAY, JULY 12.
Sightseeing with Shin Yasuda and two other students.
The Ancient Burial Mounds of Iizuka.
The Kanko Historial Museum. Tracing the path of Sguwara Michizane.
The Shrine of Dazaifu - the God of Education and Science.
Collection of ancient Budda figures.
TRAVEL TO SAPPORO
Fukuoka         depart  July 12  Sat  13:33   JAL 370   747  E-38K
Tokyo/Haneda    arrive  
                depart                20:00   JAL 527   747  E-38A
Sapporo         arrive                21:30

JULY 13-16: University of Hokkaido

SUNDAY, JULY 13.
Explore Sapporo.

MONDAY, JULY 14.

TUESDAY, JULY 15.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16.


JULY 17-18: Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki

Host: Professor Suehiro Iwata
Okazaki National Research Institutes
Institute for Molecular Science
Myodaiji, Okazaki 444, Japan
Tel.: (564) 55-7300; Fax.: (564) 54-2254; Email: iwata@ims1.ims.ac.jp

THURSDAY, JULY 17.
FLIGHT TO HONSHU
Sapporo         depart  July 17  Thu  --:--   ANA 702   747  E-14G
Nagoya          arrive                
Transfer to Okazaki by local bus.
Pickup at bus stop by and lunch with Iwata student Kazutoshi Okada.
Casual afternoon conversations with members of the Iwata group.
Stay at the Mishima Lodge (watch Nagoya Sumo tournament!)

Dr. Andreas Fiedler, Dipl. Chem., JSPS Postdoc from Berlin, Germany
Tel.: (564) 55-7257; Fax.: (564) 53-4660; Email: andy@ims.ac.jp

Professor Dr. Sourav Pal, F.A.Sc.
Email: pal@ims.ac.jp

Super dinner with Professor Iwata, Drs. Pal and Fiedler, and Mr. Okada.

FRIDAY, JULY 18.
Lecture. 10:30-12:00.
The Cation-Dinitrogen Interaction. From Dative Bonding Theory to Problems in Chemical Toxicology.

Lunch with Dr. Andreas Fidler.

TRAVEL TO KYOTO
With Shinkanzen to Kyoto.
With taxi to Hotel Rich Kyoto.

Web sites show modern life and business in Kyoto.
Traditional Japanese Arts Theatre at Gion Center. The Gion Festival is one of the greatest festivals in Kyoto.

SATURDAY, JULY 19.

SUNDAY, JULY 20.
TRAVEL TO FUJI AND ON TO TOKYO
Shinkanzen from Kyoto to Atami.
Bus from Atami to Hakone at Lake Ashi.
Bus from Hakone to Hakone Yumoto.
Local train to Odawara.
Shinkanzen to Tokio Station.
Airport bus to Haneda Airport.
FLIGHT TO SAPPORO
Tokyo/Haneda    depart  July 20  Sun  20:00  JAL 527  E-52K   
Sapporo         arrive                21:30
Take JR to Sapporo.
Take taxi to department to get room key from Simomura.   

JULY 19-26: University of Hokkaido

MONDAY, JULY 21.
Rest.

TUESDAY, JULY 22.
I think it was this evening that we went up on Mt. Moiwa. Mt. Moiwa is the "Hausberg" of Sapporo. One has a wonderful view of the City of Sapporo from up there. We went up by sunset and had dinner in the restaurant. Very enjoyable.
The DAYSCAN LIFECam allows you to enjoy the view from Mt. Moiwa and several other places in Sapporo from home. Try it out. Remember that Japan is 14 hours ahead of American Central time.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23.
Lecture. 10:30-12:00.
Graduate School for Environmental Earth Studies, University of Hokkaido, and the Japan Chemical Society.
Highly Dipole Aligned Organic Molecular Crystalline Materials for Nonlinear Optics.


Living Fish dinner with Kazuhiko Ichikawa and postdoc.

THURSDAY, JULY 24.
Lunch at the Trillion Faculty Club with Professors Ichikawa and Noro.
Lecture. 13:30-15:00. Host Prof. Noro, Faculty of Science of the University of Hokkaido.
Topological Electron Density Analysis of Electron-Poor Bismuth Clusters.


PMF
The Pacific Music Festival at the Kitara.
An evening with Schubert and Brahms played by the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.

FRIDAY, JULY 25.


A night in susukino in Sapporo.
Farewell Dinner with the students.
Icecream and Coffee.
Karaoke.

SATURDAY, JULY 26.
Dschingis Khan outside the department.
Japanese bath with Kazuhiko Ichikawa.


JULY 27 - AUGUST 1: ICBIC-8 IN YOKOHAMA
8th International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry


SUNDAY, JULY 27.
TRAVEL TO YOKOHAMA
Sapporo         depart  July 27   Sun  14:30   JL 512  747-400  B-1K  (!!)
Tokyo/Haneda    arrive  July 27   Sun  16:00 
Haneda Express to Yokohama Station.
JR line to Kannai.
Taxi to the Yokohama Isezakicho Washington Hotel.
Tel.: (045) 243-7111.

MONDAY, JULY 28.
Attractions.

TUESDAY, JULY 29.
Japanese Concert.
Dinner with Ichikawa and his students at German Beerkeller.
Walk back to hotel with Kazuhiko Ichikawa.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
After Lunch. Yokohama Museum of Art with Kazuhiko Ichikawa. Turner Exhibit and Japanese Collection.
Meet friends at 15:00 at Sogo, Yokohama. Skywalk on Bay Bridge. Dinner at Yokohama Lumine, Sogo Building.
Walk back to hotel with Kazuhiko Ichikawa.

THURSDAY, JULY 31.
Lunchtime visit of the Sky Garden of The Landmark Tower with Samantha Gao-Sheridan. The Yokohama Landmark Tower is part of futuristic Minato Mirai 21 (South Peer 21). The 296 m Landmark Tower is the tallest building in Japan.

Landmark Tower


Banquet Dinner with Kazuhiko Ichikawa.
Farewell drinks in the Washington Launch at 22:00.
Sansei gozaymas!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1.


Visit to Rikkyo University
Rikkyo University is in Ikebukuro, right next to Tokyo.

Professor Hiroaki Tokiwa, email: tokiwa@chem.rikkyo.ac.jp
Graduate student Mayumi Ishida, email: ishida@chem.rikkyo.ac.jp
Graduate student Miyoko Yashiro, email: yashiro@chem.rikkyo.ac.jp
Meet with Mayumi Ishida at Sakurajicho station a take train/subway to Tokyo.
Tour of the Department by Professor Hiroaki Tokiwa.
Lunch with Green Tea Icecream Desert!
Fireworks in Yokohama harbor.
Sushi Dinner in a Queen Square restaurant.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2.
TRAVEL HOME
Take subway from hotel to Yokohama Station.
Find out that the Narita Express does not run at 10:30 on Saturdays.
Take Narita Express Bus from YCAT and arrive at Narita by 11:30.
Tokyo/Narita    depart   Aug. 2   Sat  12:30   JAL 010  747-400  B-29A
Chicago/O'Hare  arrive   Aug. 2   Sat  09:50
                depart   Aug. 2   Sat  11:14   TWA 363  DC-9     E-24A
St. Louis       arrive   Aug. 2   Sat  12:26
Had a machanical in Chicago; flight delayed by about an hour.
With Tiger Air Express to Columbia.