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Dr. Andrew Effrat and Dr. Nola Stephen, University of Massachusetts (retired)
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We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Sato-san for about 10 years now, however, as a soul mate, we feel we have known Sato much longer. We have found him to be a kindred spirit in so many ways.
While we first encountered Sato through the First Pacific Rim Conference on Education, we have met with him on a number of occasions on an on-going basis. We have hosted him and his colleagues (including President Homma) in Amherst, Massachusetts on the occasion of the signing of a faculty and student exchange agreement between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Hokkaido University of Education. A few years later, we again worked with him on an exchange agreement -- this time between Simmons College in Boston and the Hokkaido University of Education. We enjoyed spending a good deal of time with Sato (and his colleagues) exploring Boston.
We have also been delighted to spend time with him at each of the Pacific Rim Conferences, enjoying his presentations or time spent discussing material and the local culture. We have no doubt that the creation, strength and continued growth of the Pacific Rim Conference owes a great deal to Sato’s work and vision as do other internationalization efforts at HUE.
Our time with Sato has not just been pleasant and social. We have had a number of serious and illuminating academic discussions with him about our professional interests. In thinking about Sato in these various contexts, “dedicated,” “high achiever,” “productive scholar,” and “jovial” are words that comes readily to mind.
One of our fond memories of Sato is how he would occasionally exclaim, “Really!?” in our discussions. Sato seems so energetic and dynamic, so young at heart that, to the notion of his retiring, we are tempted to exclaim, “Really!?” In sum, we are proud and honored to know Sato as a good friend, a wise colleague, and a person of good humor and generous spirit. We wish him the very best as he embarks on this next phase of his life.


Andrew Effrat and Nola Stephen
University of Massachusetts (retired)


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