9th Congress <2018>



  • Date: November 1st (Thu.) –November 3rd (Sat.) , 2018
  • Venue: Hotel Nikko Nara etc. (Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan)
  • Organizer: Nara Prefecture 
  • Supporters: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations
  • Participating member governments: 39 local and regional governments in 6 countries         (China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan) 


Shandong Province, Gansu Province, Chengdu City, Suzhou City,

Linyi City


 Province of West Java  


 Melaka State


 Municipality of Baler

South Korea(6)

Gyeonggi-do Province, Chungcheongnam-do Province, Gongju City,

Buyeo County, Gyeongsangbuk-do  Province, Gyeongju City


Yamagata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture,

Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture,

Mie Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture,

Tottori Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Tokushima Prefecture,

Kagawa Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Niigata City, Kofu City,

Nara City, Tenri City, Kashihara City, Gose City, Katsuragi City,

Miyake Town, Asuka Village, Koryo Town, Shimoichi Town


<November 1st (Thu.)>

 ●Bilateral Meeting *arranged on request

< November 2nd (Fri.)>

 ●Opening Ceremony
  • Greetings by the Organizer: Shogo Arai, Governor of Nara Prefecture

Main Session and Sub Session are held concurrently in parallel.

・Main Session:

All heads-level people of the participating governments will exchange opinions about two themes for all day.

・ Sub Session:

Based on the case introduction of each regional government, the participants will share problems, circumstances and actual efforts which working-level regional officers have.

  • Theme 1
    “Promotion of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery”
    ~Working towards the sustainable development of regional communities through the promotion of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery~

    Lecturer: Kosuke Motani (Chief Senior Economist, the Japan Research Institute, Ltd.)
  • Theme 2
    “Developing Human Resources in a Global Society” 
    ~Human resources development and diversified labor for the realization of vitalized regional communities~

    Lecturer: Osamu Tanaka
    (Project Professor at Nara Prefectural University and Special Advisor for China Research POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)


Kosuke Motani

Osamu Tanaka

(Chief Senior Economist, the Japan Research Institute, Ltd. )

(Project Professor at Nara Prefectural University and Special Advisor for China Research POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)

Main Session Sub Session

  ●Briefing on Section Meeting etc.

◇Section Meeting Report
 ・Shimoichi Town: “Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Section Meeting”
  Date: September 3 (Mon), 2018
  Speaker: Tatsuaki Sugimoto, Town Mayor of Shimoichi Town

◇Report on Related Forum
 ・Chungcheongnam-do Province:
     “East Asia Local Government 3 Agriculture (Sanno) Forum 2018”
  Date: September 12 (Wed) to 14 (Fri), 2018
  Speaker: Man-Pyo Hong, Director for Asia Team, International Relations Division of
                    Chungcheongnam-do Province

Section Meeting Report

Report on Related Forum

Tatsuaki Sugimoto
(Town Mayor of Shimoichi Town)

Man-Pyo Hong
(Director for Asia Team, International Relations Division of Chungcheongnam-do Province)

  ●General Session

Chair’s report
Introduction of East Asia Summer School and JETRO Nara


Chair’s report Introduction of East Asia Summer School Introduction of JETRO Nara

Local and Regional Government PR time

Presentations of introductions of member governments and charms of regions.
(Shandong Province, Municipality of Baler, Province of West Java, Fukushima Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture, Katsuragi City, Miyake Town)


●Photo Session

  ● Representatives' press conference


Chengdu City: Director General, Chengdu Municipal Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office


Province of West Java: Assistant of Administration, Regional Secretariat of West Java


Melaka State: Head of Alor Gajah Municipal Council


Municipality of Baler: Local Economic & Investment Promotion Officer, Municipal Local & Regional Economic Development Division


Chungcheongnam-do Province: Director for Asia Team, International Relations Division


Yamanashi prefecture: Vice Governor, Nara prefecture: Governor


Two Lecturers:
Kosuke Motani (Theme 1 “Promotion of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery”)
Osamu Tanaka (Theme 2 “Developing Human Resources in a Global Society”)

   ●Governor’s Banquet

   ●Night Excursion (Kasugataisha Shrine)

<November 3rd (Sat.)>


Shika Yose (Deer gathering)
Nara Palace site (Heijo-kyo site)
East Asian Food Fair (The corridors of the Nara Prefectural Office)

Shika Yose (Deer gathering) East Asian Food Fair