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China-Japan Conference on Education Exchange & Cooperation held


On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, the 6th China-Japan Conference on Education Exchange & Cooperation was held at Hotel New Otani Osaka under the sponsorship of Osaka University, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Osaka, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. More than 350 education-related individuals from Japan and China attended the conference. From Osaka University, some 20 faculty and staff members were in attendance, including President NISHIO Shojiro and Executive Vice President KAWAHARA Genta.

At the opening ceremony, President Nishio greeted attendees, explaining the necessity of co-creation in a modern world with a number of social issues and the importance of education to achieve the integration of society and knowledge for developing innovative human resources. He also expressed his hope that this conference would translate into many new instances of co-creation. Executive Vice President KAWAHARA delivered a key note speech entitled “Human Resource Cultivation to Realize a sustainable society.”

In the afternoon, the conference broke into 5 subcommittee sessions. At the Japan-China Medical Treatment Forum, which was planned by Osaka University's Graduate School of Medicine, Professor Sawa and Professor Hayashi delivered lectures, with Dean MORII Eiichi, Medical Center for Translational Research Director MYOUI Akira, and Global Health Initiative Assistant Professor INOUE Noriko in attendance. The forum was so lively that extra seating was required for the huge number of attendees.

In addition, over 40 universities and vocational schools from Japan set up booths at the subcommittee sessions of the Japan-China Education Conference, with attendees from China visiting a number of booths to meet with exhibitors. Osaka University also had a booth set up at the conference, with Director KOMIZO Yuuichi of the East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor LI Ming of the Center for Global Initiatives, and other faculty and staff members holding talks with representatives from Chinese universities, making for meaningful exchanges of opinions with a number of universities.

On Thursday, November 28, some 150 attendees from China visited Osaka University. After a brief introduction to the university, the visitors split into groups to tour the Center for Information and Neural Networks, the Institute of Laser Engineering, the Graduate School of Engineering, and the National Museum of Ethnology.


Attendees from China tour Osaka University



Participants from China tour facilities

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