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Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University i-spot Lecture - The Challenges of Osaka: Politics of the Metropolis Plan

2016-2-3 (Wed) 18:30 - 20:00

Osaka University and Osaka City have been working together to provide citizens with small lectures in an "at home" atmosphere. Making use of its wide range of academic fields, Osaka University promotes the sharing of its learning with citizens, thereby contributing to the revitalization of local communities. The themes for these two i-spot lecture series are "Aquapolis Stories" and "The Now and Then of the City of Osaka." It's free to attend, so please don't hesitate to join us!

Capacity has been reached for this event. Applications are no longer being accepted. [updated: January 13, 2016]

The Challenges of Osaka: Politics of the Metropolis Plan

Lecturer: KITAMURA Wataru (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University)

Lecture Overview

For this lecture, I'd like to look back on politics in Osaka after the proposal of the Osaka Metropolitan Plan in 2010. I'll explain just what the Metropolitan Plan is, what its aims are, and where it eventually ended up. I hope that this will help you in considering what the true challenges of Osaka are, and how we should traverse the path to reform. (Part of this research has received scientific research funding (No. 26380166 and 23530144).)

This lecture is part of the series entitled "The Now and Then of Osaka.

Admission: Admission is free (Prior registration required to attend.)

Capacity: Space is limited to 30 attendees (Attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Registration period: Registration begins Monday, January 4, 2016

To apply: Please send the following by mail, fax, or telephone:

  • The name of this lecture
  • Applicant's name
  • Applicant's age
  • Phone number

Contact and Registration: 

TEL&FAX: 06-4866-6803

(Phone registration hours are from Monday to Friday, 11:00~21:00, and on weekends and holidays, 13:00~17:00)


Date: 2016-2-3 (Wed) 18:30 - 20:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; City Planning Department, Osaka City
Venue: i-spot, 2F, Yodoya-bashi Odona, 4-1-1 Imabashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Registration: Registration is required for this event.
Contact: i-spot

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