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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Invitation to a gathering in memory of Professor Nobuhiko Fuwa October 21, 2018

Professor Nobuhiko Fuwa (Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo) suddenly and prematurely passed away on February 16th, 2018 at the age of 56. We express our most sincere condolences to his family. His funeral was held among his family members on February 25th.

Nobu has done outstanding research. He published many papers in international academic journals in development economics and agricultural economics as well as an edited book in English. He made significant achievements through his long-term involvement in various projects at international organizations, such as World Bank and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). He guided and trained many students and researchers at Chiba University, Waseda University, and University of Tokyo. He also made significant contributions to academic societies: He served as a board member of Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, held editorial positions in several academic journals, and was President-Elect of Asian Society of Agricultural Economists. Having joined the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo in April 2016, he greatly contributed to newly established Doctoral Program in International Public Policy.

To remember Nobu a gathering of people who know him well will be held. We will look back on his achievements and share various memories and episodes. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to share this information with those who know him well but may not have received an invitation.


Date and time: October 21, 2018 (Sunday), 14:00-16:00 (the registration desk will be open at 13:30)

Venue: Sanjo Conference Hall, first floor (University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus)

A light meal will be served. Please pay at the registration desk upon your arrival. The fee might be modified depending on the number of attendees.

Dress: Informal

Your gift and flowers will be unnecessary.

Book transfer:

You can get books held by Nobu at the gathering. Please check his book stock. If you want some books, please fill the code number and title of the books you want in Other information in the registration form (see below). Your request should be no more than 10 books; if you want more than 10, please contact the secretariat. You will be given books you requested at the registration desk, though your request might not be fulfilled. You will not be notified whether you can receive books before the gathering.


  • Salutation – Please fill in your status or title (e.g., faculty, staff, student, manager).
  • Attendance to the reception – Please fill in your attendance to this gathering.
  • Other information – Please provide the following information.
  1. Relationship with Nobu (e.g., colleague at IRRI)
  2. Name of all attendees if you bring your family
  3. Information of books if you request (e.g., 2.5 Causes of Poverty) (see above)  

If you cannot attend the gathering but can write a message, please do so in Other information in the registration form.

Please fill out the registration(message) form by October 8th, Monday, for our preparation.

* If you send a card to Nobu’s family, please send it to the Secretariat by October 18th, Thursday.

Organizers: Manabu Fujimura, Kei Kajisa, Yoshito Takasaki, Shujiro Urata

(in alphabetical order)


Contact: Secretariat of a gathering in memory of Professor Nobuhiko Fuwa

Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033