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Tourism & Hospitality Institute and Yamaguni CCI Sign Research Cooperation Agreement

Jul 31, 2007

An agreement of research and cooperation between the APU Tourism and Hospitality Institute (hereinafter THP) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Yamakuni Town (hereinafter Yamakuni CCI) was formalized in Yamakuni Town, Nakatsu City, Oita prefecture on Monday, July 23, 2007.

Vice President Cooper and Associate Professor Todoroki from APU; President Shibuya and Director of Women's Groups Yamanaga from the Yamakuni CCI; and President Seike from the Oita Prefecture CCI participated in the Signing Ceremony.

This agreement was forged to strengthen cooperation between the parties and enhance higher education and academic exchanges. Under the agreement, Associate Professor Todoroki from THP will be commencing a research partnership with Yamakuni CCI that includes a regional revitalization project that focuses on history, culture and tourism in the Yamakuni area. In the near future, APU students enrolled in THP will conduct field research as part of the project.

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