On Monday October 13, 2008, Philippine local body officials such as local village, town and city mayors came to APU for the JICA sponsored Autonomous Region Cluster Activation Seminar and began their study which will take place over approximately 2 weeks.
On September 25, 2008 (Thursday) at the Oita City Industry Activation Plaza, the commencement of the FY 2008 Oita City Human Resources Training "Management of Technology Course" was held. This Course is a training which Oita City outsourced to APU, which organizes and coordinates the whole course, as well as sends out its lecturers to cooperate. The Course is now in its 3rd year after it was started in FY 2006.
The first course, entitled " What is Management of Technology? From the case of the Innovation of the Calculator", was held with Prof. NAKATA Yukihiko (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Management) and Mr. SHUTOU Toshihisa (Former Director of Sharp Oita Technology Center) as lecturers, and was attended by 35 participants.