The 33rd Gifu Symposium, "A Panel Discussion by Four Mayors of the Hida Region and President of Gifu University; "Ties between the Hida Region and Gifu University and Partnership - Message for youngsters responsible for the next generation― " is held
On November 13, 2016, the 33rd Gifu Symposium titled, "A Panel Discussion by Four Mayors of the Hida Region and President of Gifu University; "Ties between the Hida Region and Gifu University and Partnership - Message for youngsters responsible for the next generation― " was held at the Hida Earth Wisdom Center, Takayama City in northern Hida region, Gifu Prefecture. This symposium was part of the "Gifu University Fair in Takayama" on November 12 and 13.
In the symposium, four mayors of the Hida region (Mr. Michihiro Kunishima, Mayor of Takayama City, Mr. Junya Tsuzuku, Mayor of Hida City, Mr. Hidehiro Hattori, Mayor of Gero City and Mr. Shigeru Narihara, Mayor of Shirakawa Village) and President Hisataka Moriwaki of Gifu University joined a panel discussion. They shared ideas and exchanged opinions about the future roles of Gifu University and what it can do for the residents and senior high school students of the Hida region in this day and age where roles of universities are rapidly changing in local communities. The themes of their discussions were not limited to university affairs. They expanded into much diverse topics such as depopulation, medical issues unique to regions and community-building. From the standpoint of ties between the Hida region and Gifu University, all panelists were engaged in profound discussions while paying due consideration to social situations of today.
At the end of the Symposium, one of the senior high school students in attendance said, "We are expecting more opportunities for exchanges between the Hida region and Gifu University in the days ahead."
The participants of the 33rd Gifu Symposium were given a rare chance to think and hold talks about the given themes. Thank you very much for your participation.
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