“Symposium in Kitakyushu: Local Community Revitalization/Hollowing of Industries Measures”
03 February 2004
Photo: Opinions were actively exchanged. (Asia-Pacific Import Mart, Jan. 27)
January 27 and 28, the Symposium in Kitakyushu on Local Community Revitalization/Hollowing out of Industries Measures was held with more than 120 participants from affiliated organizations and local RENGOs. On the first day of the symposium, following a lecture titled National support measures to revitalize local communities and case studies on Kyushu, a panel discussion was held on the activities by the Cities of Kitakyushu and Higashi-Osaka, both are said to be two successful cases of local community revitalization.
On the 28th, participants went on onsite tours of the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park which is an industry/government/academia cooperative hub and also visited Kitakyushu Eco Town another case of a revitalized local community. RENGO will hold a concurrent symposium in Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture on February 3rd and 4th.