Asia Marine Educators Association Conference was successfully closed at 8. Sep. in NTOU.
This success was given by President Dr. Chang and Faculty staff including Dr. Wu, Director of
Marine Education Center, NTOU and students.
I appreciate all the staff.
At closing ceremony, I was impressed Taiwan educator's passionate opinion,"In Taiwan, many
NGO staff have engaged to improve marine environment, but it is very difficult agenda. How do you
solve this problem? How does this association contribute?"
Dr. Chang answered the question "Our country's engagement is now beginning, this association will contribute these local problems by uniting each Asian countries. "
"For example, Japan is very clean, because people living in the county, connecting the nature and respect the nature, care the nature, I lived in one year, I know very well, and also I visited other countries in the world. don't you think that Dr. Sasaki?"
"(I am pleasure to hear that, but), I was also harmful before 20 years. What I want to say is that we must focus on individual's growth, community development, not country, our AMEA will break the wall among the countries and research and consider how to grow each people to make sustainable development ocean"
I felt many attendees agreed with our thinking.
And I realized the Dr.Chang suggestion is crucial important in our country, because our country have been changed since 1990's, because of globalization, fragmentation of social event. old goodness history have been just broken since then, merely remained in local village. His suggestion meant that we must rethink the importance of the traditional culture.