The International Symposium on Sago

A New Bridge Linking South and North

@was held in

Tsukuba, Japan

October 15-17, 2001


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@Conference Outline

@Conference Officials

@Scientific Program



Photo Gallery

One hundred sixty three people from fourteen countries enrolled in this symposium.

Three keynote lectures and twenty-five oral presentations were given.


Thirty posters were presented.

¨ Other photos

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Conference Outline


Monday, October 15 - Wednesday 17, 2001


Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba)

2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan

Phone 81-298-61-0001

Fax 81-298-61-1209


English (Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided during the Opening and the Keynote Sessions)

Hosted by

Japanese Society of Sago Palm Studies

Supported by

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Japan International Cooperation Agency

The Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture

The Japanese Society of Applied Glyco-science

Science Academy of Tsukuba

In Collaboration with

The Nagato Fund for the Sago Palm Research Promotion

The Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology


Symposium subsidized by the Nagato Fund for the Sago Palm Research Promotion and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


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Conference Officials

Advisory Committee

Mohd. AZEMI M. Noor (Unversiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

AZUMA Hisao (Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan)

M. H. BINTORO (Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia)

John E. CECIL (UK)

OKADA Gentaro (The Japanese Society of Applied Glyco-science, Japan)

Montri CHULAVATNATOL (Mahidol University, Thailand)

John DRANSFIELD (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

John Leslie DOWE (James Cook University, Australia)

Abdul Halim HASSAN (Land Custody and Development Authority, Malaysia)

HIROSE Shohei (Nihon University, Japan)

INOUE Takahiro (Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan)

Angelo R. JOSUE (Central Mindanao University, Philippines)

KYUMA Kazutake (University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan)

Seung-Taik LIM (Korea University, Korea)

C. OATES (Kasetsart University, Thailand)

SHINSHI Isohachi (Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan)


TAKAMURA Tomoki Y. (The Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture, Japan)

TAKAYA Koichi (University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan)

TSURU Shinya (Nihon University, Japan)


Organizing and Steering Committee

@Chairman: KAINUMA Keiji

@Vice Chairman: SHIMODA Hiroyuki

@Secretary General: OKAZAKI Masanori

@Committee Members:

General Affairs



EHARA Hiroshi, TANAKA Haruo, TANAKA Koji


HANADA Kiichi, TOYODA Yukio, YAMAMOTO Yoshinori

Public Relations

OHTSUKA Ryutaro, OKABE Shiro, OSOZAWA Katsuya, TAKAMURA Tomoki Y.

Site Operations

OZAWA Tetsuo, MIYAZAKI Naotoki




Secretariat Office

Secretariat of SAGO 2001

c/o International Communications Specialists, Inc.

Sabo Kaikan-bekkan, 2-7-4 hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-kuTokyo 102- 8646 Japan

TEL: 81-3-3263-6153 FAX: 81-3-3263-7318 E-mail:

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Scientific Program

Three keynote lectures, twenty-five oral presentations and thirty poster presentations were given.

@----> Title of keynote lectures and presentations


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Wednesday, October 17


The conference participants visited two modern facilities of food processing industries, Higeta Shoyu Company and Showa Sangyo Co., Ltd..


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The proceedings of the International Symposium on SAGO held on 15-17 October, 2001.

"New Frontier for Sago Palm Studies"

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