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“Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research” Recruitment of project researchers begins

“Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research” Recruitment of project researchers begins

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Press release: April 2, 2024
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“Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research” Recruitment of project researchers begins
*Aiming to develop human resources and create new businesses that will create the future of Ushiku City*
Ushiku City (Mayor: Kazutoshi Numata) and Advanced Educational Corporation The Graduate University for Business Ideas (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Risa Tanaka) has entered into a three-party agreement with Ota Isan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, President: Atsuyuki Ota) regarding the “Comprehensive Agreement on Promoting Regional Revitalization.” Based on the “Collaboration Agreement*1”, the “*
We will launch the Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research*. (Starting in May 2024) Along with this, we will begin recruiting researchers to participate in the project.

A study group that considers new business concepts that will create the future of Ushiku City.
The “Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research” is aimed at companies and individuals who aim to create new businesses that will contribute to the development of the Ushiku City area by utilizing their own management resources and their own technologies.
In all 20 study sessions, Business Planning Graduate University Sharpen your ability to generate ideas through lectures based on master’s program curriculum elements, guest speeches by experts in cutting-edge fields, and the sharing and exploration of knowledge generated through discussions with participants (researchers) from a variety of industries. Each participant will complete a business concept plan with an eye toward implementation.

*Comment from Mayor Ushiku*
Ushiku City Mayor Kazutoshi Numata
Nowadays, the environment surrounding local communities is changing rapidly every day. The challenges are wide-ranging and becoming more complex and complex, such as the problem of population decline due to the declining birthrate and aging population, the re-acceleration of concentration in Tokyo, and the response to the SDGs and the rapidly advancing digital society. In order to carry out sustainable regional management in such a rapidly changing and highly uncertain social situation, industry, government, and academia must collaborate and work together to work on regional revitalization and regional revitalization, while at the same time using common sense. It is important to develop human resources who can create new value from a multifaceted perspective without being bound by the current situation. This project research is a collaboration between Ushiku City and the Graduate School of Business Planning to create new businesses and transform business. We welcome applications from everyone who will create the future of Ushiku City.
*Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research Overview*
Project period: May 2024 to March 2025 (20 times in total / 4 hours each time) Capacity: Approximately 7 people (*If there are more applications than the number of participants, selection will be made.)
Venue: City facilities including Ushiku City Hall main building (branch office/Hitachino Refre),
       You can also participate online, such as at the Graduate School of Business Concepts Tokyo Campus.
Research participation fee: Free (actual expenses such as
transportation expenses are to be paid by the individual)
*Please bring your own PC to each session.
Sponsor: Ushiku City
Co-sponsor: Advanced Education Organization, Graduate School of Business Planning
* [Briefing information] *
Date and time:
April 19th (Friday) 14:00-15:00 (Venue: Ushiku City Hall)
April 23rd (Tuesday) 18:00-19:00 (held online)
May 7th (Tuesday) 18:00-19:00 (held online)
May 8th (Wednesday) 12:00-13:00 (held online)

* ◆Please check the university’s website for details such as recruitment requirements and briefing session information. * * https://www.mpd.ac.jp/events/ushikupj/*

* ◆Ushiku City Future Co-creation Project Research Recruitment of project researchers*
* [Application deadline] Application documents must arrive by Thursday, May 9, 2024*

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Ushiku City, Ota Isosan Co., Ltd., and Business Planning Graduate University have entered into a “Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement for Promoting Regional Revitalization” in 2024, with the aim of developing human resources who will carry the future of the Ushiku City area and creating new value through co-creation. The agreement was concluded on February 26th.

* Utilization of corporate version of hometown tax as a regional revitalization project *
Based on this agreement, Ohta Isan Co., Ltd. will donate corporate hometown tax (regional revitalization support tax system) to Ushiku City, and the Ushiku City Future Co-Creation Project Research will be operated using the donation as a financial resource. . The corporate version of the hometown tax (regional revitalization support tax system) is a system that utilizes donations from private companies for regional revitalization projects run by local governments.
February 26, 2024 A partnership agreement signing ceremony was held at Ushiku City Hall. (From left) Atsuyuki Ota, President and
Representative Director of Ota Isan Co., Ltd., Kazutoshi Numata, Mayor of Ushiku, Graduate School of Business Planning
Managing Director Susumu Kobata
February 26, 2024 Corporate hometown tax donation presentation ceremony held at Ushiku City Hall. (From left) Atsuyuki Ota, President and Representative Director of Ota Isan Co., Ltd., Kazutoshi Numata, Mayor of Ushiku City
(For your reference)
* About Ushiku City *
Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture is located in the southern part of the prefecture. Although located approximately 50km from the city center, it is surrounded by nature and the city, with rich nature such as countryside and woodlands, two stations on the JR Joban Line, and a wide-area transportation network including National Route 6 and the Ken-O Expressway. It is a town with harmonious functions. It is also blessed with tourist attractions such as the world’s largest bronze statue, the Ushiku Daibutsu, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, and Japan’s first winery, Ushiku Chateau. On the shores of Ushiku-numa, one of the most beautiful areas in the city, there is the atelier of Ogawa Imosen, a painter who was active from the Meiji period to the Showa period, and the literary museum of writer Suue Sumii, so it is also a place connected to the arts. The city has developed as a commuter town for the Tokyo area, but in an era where the population is decreasing and the birthrate is declining and the aging of the population is progressing, in order to create a city that continues to be chosen, efforts are being made to improve the city’s ease of living. It is listed in the number. We aim to further enhance the city’s attractiveness and create an area where younger generations stay, return, or move to, and where various generations can live together and everyone has a place and a role to play.・We are promoting the development of a city where everyone can play an active role.
*About Business Concept Graduate University*
Opened in April 2012 in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, this is a graduate school for working adults that builds and implements business concepts and conceptual plans. We offer a variety of curriculums aimed at generating ideas from the fundamentals of a business, thinking about the ideal concept for a business, spinning ideas to realize it, and building a concept plan. After repeated discussions with faculty and graduate students who are active in a variety of industries, and after submitting a business concept plan in two years, we received the professional degree “Master of Business Concept (Professional)” (MPD).
of Project Design) will be awarded.
The program is based in five schools in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sendai, and a total of 703 students have completed the program, resulting in the creation of many innovative new businesses. In addition, the “Business Concept Research Institute”, an affiliated research institution of our university, actively conducts research on a project basis for companies and businesses, and more than 3,000 people have already completed the course, and the monthly “Business Concept Research Institute” We have published research books, including publications such as . For other details, please see the graduate school website (
Please see https://www.mpd.ac.jp/). *Public interest incorporated foundation Recognized as “conforming” in the University Standards Association’s university certification evaluation (certification evaluation by specialized field and institution)
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