As a base for studying regional issues from a global perspective, Hosei University Center for Regional Research provides various support and policy proposals to central government, municipalities, chambers of commerce and industry, businesses, non-profit organizations and others. The center aims to distribute a broad range of knowledge and information to local communities, coupled with expert advice on regional partnerships based on the wealth of experience Hosei University has accumulated in this area.
- Promotion of academic research as a basis for regional policy studies.
- Support for small and medium-sized enterprises’ management and startup activities.
- Support for central and local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations
and regional communities in their policymaking and policy evaluation.
- Provision of information, such as that of regional policy case examples from inside
and outside Japan.
- Human resources development related to regional policies.
- Publication of bulletins
Examples of activities
- Vitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises in the region and practical, on-site training ? establishment of educational programs focusing on consulting and task-solving skills. (Under the guidance of teachers and experts, participants in this program, mainly students, tackle the tasks requested by SMEs.)
- Organizing symposiums under the theme of “revitalizing local communities and boosting regional development,” with the teaching staff and researchers visiting a particular area. (Leading to regional-based policy proposals thanks to closer ties with the local area, and opportunity creation to breathe new life into a region.)
- Aiming to be a region’s new citizen’s college, managed with the collaboration of industry, academia and government.
- Business collaborations with chambers of commerce and industry and holding of workshops and jointly-hosted seminars (e.g. activities for supporting SMEs, and industry-academia projects for regional revitalization).
- Releasing the results of international comparative research at international symposiums and seminars. The information system Hosei University Regional Information Network (HURIN) is open to the public. (Content that provides information on regional studies, and e-learning to build a foundation for business skills.)
Great expectations for a role in today’s social evolution
A window for local communities
Deputy Director, Center for Regional Research
Hosei University Center for Regional Research is a bridge that links Hosei University and the various regions of Japan. Today, rows of shops with their shutters pulled down and vacant commercial districts are commonly seen throughout Japan. Intermediate and mountainous farming areas as well as regions with dwindling populations face serious problems. Hosei University cooperates to help solve these problems.
The Center studies these regional problems in partnership with overseas research institutions. It provides information concerning regional development and human resources development on its website.
It is also the Center’s role to develop new styles of research and education through close alliances between Hosei University and local communities.
Center for Regional Research
2-17-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8160 JAPAN
Tel: 03-3264-6641 ( +81-3-3264-6641 )
Fax: 03-3264-6643 ( +81-3-3264-6643 )