Regional Revitalization Design




This project focuses on fostering entrepreneurs who will become the bearers of a regional "Supra-structure" (economy, society, culture, history, etc.). Considering the interplay among "Social Capital", "Infrastructure" (transportation, information and communication, etc.) and the "Supra-structure", we conduct research on the direction of regional systems and the design of their architecture from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
In doing so, we hope to implement these findings in collaboration with large cities, in order to revitalize the regional economy and promote the well-being and resilience of local communities (work, life, and enjoyment).


Professor Kiyoshi KOBAYASHI
Professor Tadashi M j, YA
Associate Professor Tetsuharu OBA
Adjunct Professor Satoshi IWAO
Adjunct Professor Munetaka HORIGUCHI
Specific Researcher Keiko SAKURAGI

Regarding the Agreements that the Center for Research in Business Administration has with Various Regions

Nichinan Town, Tottori Prefecture (July 13, 2009)

Established a cooperative agreement for the aim of conducting joint research in order to bring more activity to the hilly and mountainous regions. Recognizing that this town is“ Japan 30 years from now,” where the population is both rapidly aging and decreasing in number, we aim to clarify the actual conditions.

Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture (December 27, 2011)

Established a cooperative agreement for the aim of sustainable regional development.
By utilizing the agricultural industries and tourism resources/personnel of the Amakusa region, we hope to contribute to“ business startup support” or the “creation of projects to activate the region” in order to help create life, work and happiness.

Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture (January 21, 2012)

With tourism that focuses on“ making everything a museum,” we established a cooperative agreement for the aim of promoting projects/research that aim to create a balance between the daily life of the residents and regional activation/management.
Graduate School of Management Adjunct Professor Hiroshi Mizohata (Tourism Agency official at the time) lectures on regional activation efforts needed to create a tourism industry,“ Energetic Japan,” and was also responsible for assisting in the establishment of the cooperative agreement.

Sanriku Mirai Suishin Center, Iwate Prefecture (October 15, 2013)

Established a cooperative agreement with the aim of sustainable regional development.
We hope to contribute to the recovery of the devastated areas of Iwate Prefecture that were affected by the coastal earthquake by nurturing personnel for“ Creation/Support of Regional Businesses,” that aims to create life, work and happiness within the region.

Himeji-Nishi High School, Hyogo Prefecture (October 22, 2014)

We concluded a collaborative agreement with the aim of nurturing global career people. The agreement focused on developing an educational program to nurture global career people and to spread and implement the results of our enterprise and the research findings related to the program.

Daigoji Temple, Kyoto Prefecture (October 22, 2014)

A collaborative development agreement was created with the head temple Daigo-Ji for the purpose of activating a historical and cultural zone in the Kyoto southern region where the Daigo-Ji temple will be located at the zone center (="theme area"). After the agreement, through collaborating with various local organizations, the Daigo-Ji area makes it a pivotal sightseeing place with the aim of maintaining a sustainable life for the residents who are associated in the area of renovation and local management.

Ama-biZ, Kumamoto Prefecture (February 13, 2016)

A collaborative agreement that will foster a sustainable local business model was agreed upon with Amakusa-city.
The agreements objective is to create“ A supporting environment for an entrepreneurial business foundation within the local area” by creating business opportunities using local resources, in order to encourage the activation and creation of new businesses within the area.

Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture (April 18, 2016)

In order to achieve the aim of“ fostering human resources who will assist future generations in Miyazu”, not only to encourage an individual who develops productivity for both community businesses and sightseeing services, but also to pursue joint research for the purpose of constructing a network thus improving logistics for the local community.