I participated in a workshop, as an interpreter, on smart agriculture using cutting edge technology, which was held at the greenhouse of a lily flower farmer in the suburbs of Utsunomiya City.
At the meeting, with an invited specialists, a policy planner of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture and an international student in Nagoya University, discussion was held to understand the similarities and differences between the challenges of agriculture in Indonesia and Japan, and explore new technologies for overcoming each problem.
There was a intensive discussion about how to solve the problem. I suppose I could make some contribution in the discussion as an interpreter with my own experience of agriculture and it was a meaningful day.
Above all, I was very happy to be able to work in a field by watching living plants.