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English News  No.9 , December 2001
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From the Director
SRC Summer Symposium in 2001
Foreign Visiting Fellowship Program
Departure of Professor Shugo Minagawa
Arrival of Professor Akihiro Iwashita
Our Current Staff
Research Funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Guest Lectures from Abroad
Visitors from Abroad
The Library
Essays by Foreign Fellows
Petr Pavlinek
Juha Janhunen
Nikolai Bolkhovitinov
Xing Guangcheng

Departure of Professor Shugo Minagawa

Prof. Minagawa(center)with young SRC satts
at the Farewell Party
Prof. Shugo Minagawa, a leading force within the Slavic Research Center since 1990, has moved to a new post with the Faculty of Creativity and Culture at Aichi Shukutoku University. On Thursday, March 15, prior to his leaving Hokkaido University, he delivered a lecture entitled "My Research on Russia" which was followed by a farewell party at the Aspen Hotel.

The lecture reviewed the basic methodologies used by Prof. Minagawa in his research on Russian politics and made reference to a detailed database cataloging the Russian elite which his efforts made possible. During the party, friends and colleagues took the opportunity to recall past episodes that highlighted Prof. Minagawa's personality, leadership, and sound research principles. Prof. Akira Taguchi of Hokkaido University's School of Law, Prof. Keizo Haiya, former dean of Hokkaido University's Faculty of Letters, and Prof. Yoshiaki Nishimura of Hitotsubashi University were among those taking the stage.

Prof. Minagawa will continue to offer guidance as a special collaborative researcher for the Slavic Research Center.

By K. Matsuzato

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