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Friendship Agreements

Friendship Agreements with local communities

One of APU's important missions is to contribute to the internationalization and revitalization of local communities. Since the University was first established, APU has entered into friendship exchange agreements with cities and towns throughout Oita Prefecture and with a municipality in Nagano Prefecture. Through these agreements, APU has initiated a range of exchange projects. To date, agreements have been concluded with the following municipalities:

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Agreement date Local community Contents
October, 2003 Usuki City Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
March, 2004 Beppu City Beppu City Community Development Agreement An agreement to promote community development through mutual cooperation and exchange for the i) creation of a community where both residents and visitors can lead active, unique, and rich lives, ii) the development of human resources who can contribute to society, and iii) the invigoration of the local tourism economy.
November, 2004 Oita Prefecture Cooperation and Exchange Agreement between Oita Prefecture, Ritsumeikan Trust and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University An agreement to develop globally-active human resources and contribute to sustainable regional development by enriching education, promoting industry and tourism, and encouraging international exchange.
July, 2005 Iida City, Nagano Prefecture Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
January, 2006 Nakatsu City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
July, 2006 Saiki City Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
February, 2007 Hiji Town Friendship and Exchange Agreement
June, 2008 Kunisaki City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
July, 2008 Hita City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
January, 2009 Yufu City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
April, 2009 Kitsuki City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
December, 2009 Usa City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
January, 2010 Oita City Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement between Oita City and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
March, 2010 Taketa City Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
May, 2010 Bungo Takada City Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
January, 2012 Himeshima-Village Friendship and Exchange Agreement
February, 2012 Tsukumi City Friendship and Exchange Agreement
February, 2012 Kusu Town Friendship and Exchange Agreement
August, 2014 Kokonoe Town Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
February, 2016 Bungo Ono City Friendship and Exchange Agreement An agreement to promote sustainable regional development and develop globally-active human resources through friendly mutual exchange.
April, 2016 Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture Friendship and Exchange Agreement
February, 2017 Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture Partnership Agreement
October, 2019 Arita Town, Saga Prefecture Friendship and Exchange Agreement

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