On the Recent Passing of Former Oita Governor HIRAMATSU Morihiko
Former Oita Governor HIRAMATSU Morihiko passed away this Sunday, leaving many of us in sorrow at this loss.
Without the support of Governor Hiramatsu, the dream that became Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University would never have been brought to reality. His contributions and assistance were essential, and for this we will forever be thankful.
Governor Hiramatsu also gave birth to the "one village, one product" regional development program that spread from Oita Prefecture and has been adopted by many developing countries and communities outside of Japan.
May we all continue to contribute to the world just as Governor Hiramatsu. He will be dearly missed.
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
August 23, 2016