Sep 14, 2017
On Monday, September 4, 2017, APU Vice-President IMAMURA Masaharu paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province in South Korea, WON Hee-Ryong and the Japanese Consul General in Jeju, TERAMASA Genichi. During this meeting at the Jeju Provincial Office, Vice-President Imamura and Governor Won discussed how APU and Jeju could cooperate to enhance workforce skill levels, as well as future opportunities for collaboration.
During the meeting, Governor Won commented, “I expect the youth of Jeju will have a great experience in the environment of APU.” Speaking on the relationship between APU and Jeju, Consul General Teramasa said, “I anticipate that APU will help Jeju meet the challenges of areas such as youth employment and tourism promotion.” Vice-President Imamura also shared his hopes for the future, saying, “We would like to provide a variety of exchange opportunities for high school and university students, as well as corporate employees. I hope these efforts will progress into the future.”
This visit paves the way for future discussion and collaboration between APU and Jeju Island. APU’s multicultural environment and the reputation of its exchange programs, including the GCEP (Global Competency Enhancement Program) for corporate employees, combined with other elements of the university provide an ideal environment to meet the challenges and opportunities of tourism promotion and job creation on Jeju Island.
Vice-President Imamura (center) gives Governor Won (right) an Onta ware bowl, a nationally recognized product of Oita.