Feb 3, 2006
An Academic Exchange Agreement between APU and Action for a Better International Community (ABIC) was formalized on January 16, 2006.
ABIC is a NPO that was established in the year 2000 with the support of the Japan Foreign Trade Council Corporation. This NPO makes use of its many intellectual properties, such as a talented workforce and many years of accumulated international business know-how, to carry out support and exchange activities both locally and abroad, as well as to promote social action programs on a global level.
The Advisor to the President of APU, KOHGA Mitsuhide and Executive Board Member of ABIC, YOSHIDA Yasuo signed the agreement in the presence of APU Vice President HAYASHI Kentaro; the Dean of Academic Affairs, YAMAGAMI Susumu, the Dean of Admissions, YOKOYAMA, and from ABIC – Director NOTSU Hiroshi, TANIKAWA Tatsuo (ABIC member) and KASHIMA Seinosuke (ABIC member).
After the Advisor to the President, Mr. Kohga and Executive Board Member of ABIC, Mr. Yoshida signed the agreement; they exchanged the documents, shook hands and agreed to strengthen their partnership in the future. Mr. Yoshida then made a speech and Mr. Koga closed the ceremony by expressing his hopes for the agreement to contribute to society and to increase the opportunities for students to engage in international exchange activities.