Congress Report

The report on the 10th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

The report on the 10th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

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◆The 10th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress:
  November 6th (Wed.) – 8th (Fri.), 2019 

For more information, please see “ 10th Congress<2019> Congress Report” under “Congress Report”.

The 10th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Welfare and Medical Treatment Section Meeting” was held.

 The 10th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Welfare and Medical Treatment Section Meeting” was held in Koryo Town. The opinions were exchanged by working-level participants from Local and Regional Governments.

◆ Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2019 13:20-16:10

◆ Organizer: Koryo Town
          (Co-organized by Nara Prefecture and assistance by Kio University)

◆ Place: The Sawayaka Hall, the General Health Welfare Center in Koryo Town

◆ Participants: Working-level officials of Nara City, Tenri City, Gose City, Miyake Town,
            Asuka Village, Shimoichi Town, Koryo Town, and Nara Prefecture
            (This section meeting was only for member governments in Japan.)

◆ Coordinator: Mr. Yuji Kondo, Part-time Lecturer, Tenri University

◆ Lecturer: Professor Katsuhiko Takatori, Kio University
         Associate Professor Moon Jong-Seong, Kio University
         Associate Professor Daisuke Matsumoto, Kio University

 

[Outline]
After the case presentations by Koryo Town and lecturers regarding Koryo Town’s health promotion and the training care prevention leader, the participating regional governments gave the case presentations regarding the gathering of places operated by residents, the creating of mutual support and help, the health stations, and so on. Lastly, the coordinator concluded the meeting based on the presentations and opinion exchanges.

[Summary by coordinator]
- Regional Governments’ efforts toward realization of “enhancement of welfare and medical treatment supported by communities” took a step forward providing and supporting the facilities for medical treatment and welfare as well as toward the present problem of how to motivate their residents to join.
- Creation of social capital forms is one core idea for it, however in this Section Meeting, the training of leaders, the gathering of places operated by residents, the nursing care prevention class for males, and so on were reported as a success case, which could motivate their residents using resources from communities and residents.
- We had meaningful exchanges in the Section Meeting, which can show people that regional governments can try various new things to solve our problems, especially in demographic transitions, which can be a cause of destroying human relationships in East Asian regions. We hope we can report our discussion results and we can discuss continuously at the 10th Congress.

Holding of the 10th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress

     “East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress” is an annual international congress, which was mainly advocated by Nara Prefecture in commemoration of the 1300th anniversary of the Nara Heijo-kyo Capital. The objectives of this Congress are to provide the opportunity for representatives of the local and regional governments from East Asian countries to update one another on the realities and challenges of the regions, discuss common issues to solve the problems, promote deeper mutual understanding, and to improve their administrative capabilities.
     In the 10th Congress, the discussions regarding the following two themes, which peak the interests from local and regional governments will be carried out. Moreover, the memorial programs such as the 10th anniversary special speech and so on will be implemented to celebrate the 10th anniversary congress.


1. Date and Venue
     Date: November, 6th (Wed.) to 8th (Fri.), 2019  Venue: Hotel Nikko Nara

2. Discussion Themes and Lecturers
     Theme 1: Promotion of Tourism
     Lecture: Kosuke Motani (Chief Senior Economist, the Japan Research Institute, Ltd.)

     Theme 2: Enhancement of Welfare and Medical Treatment Supported by the Communities
     Lecturer: Taro Miyamoto  (Faculty of Law Professor in Chuo University, Professor Emeritus in Hokkaido University)

3. Summary
    See the appendix 1, The 10th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress (PDF).

4. Number of Member Governments as of July 1st, 2019 
    72 Local and Regional Governments from 7 countries.
    China (16), Indonesia (2), Malaysia (1), Philippines (3), Korea (8), Viet Nam (5)

      and Japan (37)

※ Participating local and regional governments and the instruction for Mass Media of the

    10th Congress will be announced at the end of October.

The congress report on the 9th Congress has been updated.

For more information, please see “9th Congress<2018> Congress Report” under “Congress Report”.

The 9th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Section Meeting” was held.

 The 9th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Section Meeting” was held in Shimoichi Town. The opinions were exchanged by working-level participants of Local and Regional Government.

◆ Date: Monday, September 3rd, 2018 13:00-16:15

◆ Organizer:   Shimoichi Town (Co-organized by Nara Prefecture)
  Assistance:  The Center for Research of NARA Studies, part of the Institute of Yamato                        Area and Kii Peninsula at Nara Women’s University

◆ Place: Shimoichi Town Rural Environment Improvement Center

◆ Participants: Working-level officials of Mie Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture,                                Nara Prefecture, Kashihara City, Gose City, Katsuragi City,
                       Miyake Town, Asuka Village, Koryo Town, and Shimoichi Town.
                    (This section meeting was only for member governments in Japan.)

◆ Lecturer: Professor Shingo Teraoka,
                  the Faculty of Literature at Nara Women’s University

◆ Outline: ・Presentation of cases regarding the Rakuraku Farming at Shimoichi Town.                    (Lecturer, Shimoichi Town)
                ・Case presentations and the opinion exchanges by participating local and                     regional governments.
                ・Summary by the lecturer.

The report on the 9th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

The report on the 9th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

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◆The 9th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress:
  November 1st (Thu.) – 3rd (Sat.), 2018 

For more information, please see “ 9th Congress<2018> Congress Report” under “Congress Report”.

Katsuragi City and Miyake Town in Japan have become new members.

New members have been added to the Congress. They are Katsuragi City and Miyake Town in Japan. (Katsuragi City joined on the 12 th of June, 2018 and Miyake Town joined on the 22 nd of August, 2018) As a result, the Congress now has 72 local and regional government members from 7 nations.
 

The congress report on the 8th Congress has been updated.

For more information, please see “8th Congress<2017> Congress Report” under “Congress Report”.

The 8th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Child-rearing session” held.

The 8th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress “Child-rearing session” was held in Tenri city. Fieldwork and discussions on the theme were conducted by working-level participants of Local and Regional Government.

◆ Date:       Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 10:00 – 16:40

◆ Organizer: Tenri city (Co-organized by Nara prefecture)

◆ Place:    Tenri city Industrial Promotion center, Tenri city office and etc.

◆ Members:  Fukui prefecture, Kagawa prefecture, Nara prefecture, Nara city, Tenri city, 
                   Kashihara city, Gose city, Ikaruga town, Asuka village and Koryo town.
(This session was held only for members of Local and Regional Government in Japan.)

◆ Lecturer:   Shigeki Matsuda, Professor at Faculty of Contemporary Sociology, Chukyo
                   University

◆ Outline:    ・Case introduction of ”Child care generation healthy support center HUG-RU”
                    activity. (Tenri city) 
                  ・Field visit of ”Tenri station square CoFuFun” and ”Child care generation
                     healthy support center HUG-RU” 
                  ・Case introduction and discussions with regard to child-rearing support were
                     conducted by Local and Regional government participants.
                  ・Lecture and Summarization were given by lecturer.

The report on the 8th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

The report on the 8th Congress has been updated under “What We Do”.

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◆The 8th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress:
 May 10th (Wed.) –11th (Turs.) , 2017

*For more information, please see “8th Congress <2017>” under “What We Do”.