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Message:  On Retiring Osaka Gakuin University

Editor: Toru Nakagawa (Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University)

Posted on Apr. 9, 2012
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Message (Toru Nakagawa, Apr. 6, 2012)

Under the warm spring sunshine, we now have cherry blossom getting in full bloom in Tokyo.  I suppose you are working actively in your own places. 

I have retired Osaka Gakuin University by the end of March at the fixed age (plus 1).  During these 14 years while I was working at Faculty of Informatics of OGU (and even during many more years while I was a student, and was working for the University of Tokyo and later for Fujitsu Limited), I have been owing much to you among many others for your kind support and collaboration.  I am sincerely grateful to you all.

On my 14 years working at Osaka Gakuin University, I wrote and posted an overview : "Creative Problem-Solving Methodologies TRIZ/USIT: Overview of My 14 Years in Research, Education, and Promotion". It was a very happy period for me; I was able to concentrate myself in the research, education, and social penetration of the TRIZ/USIT methodology and to record almost all my activities publicly in the Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  I am thankful that such activities were became possible only by the collaboration with many people. 

On the retirement, Osaka Gakuin University gave me the title of Professor Emeritus of OGU, and allowed me to use my OGU email address permanently and kindly further to continue the operation of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" in the OGU Web site.  In addition, on a voluntary basis, I am going to continue my work as one of the Board Members of Japan TRIZ Society, NPO, and as the Program Chairperson of TRIZ Symposium in Japan to be held by JTS. 

Thus, except for my missing the classes in OGU (and the salary), I am going to continue my TRIZ/USIT activities in a way almost same as before.  Getting the flexibility in the time schedule, I wish to be present at some new places/opportunities and to keep getting stimulated from old and new people. 

I should be aware of the fact that 'As long as my health permits me to work' is the critical constraint for my life left.  Hence I wish to take care of my own health and have some relaxed time in my family life.

I wish you all your health, happiness, and good work as ever!  Please keep me up with you as one of your friends!

                                                                April 6, 2012     Toru Nakagawa

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  Editor's Note  (Toru Nakagawa, Apr. 7, 2012)

I have recently received a number of messages from the readers, and have posted them in a 'From the Readers' page with thanks.  (From overseas in English  , and from Japan in Japanese  )

On the continued operation of the "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", I have posted an Editorial page for clarifying my policies some parts of which were implicit so far. 


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