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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University APU’s first high school and current students appointed as special vice president and summit member

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
APU’s first high school and current students appointed as special vice president and summit member.
Start of a new system to create a new future for universities and education with stakeholders who have not been present in university governance in the past
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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, President: Yutaka Yoneyama, APU) will inaugurate Runa Wakasa and Asumi Jaha as special vice presidents on June 8th (Saturday) at Tokyo Midtown Yaesu. At the same time, we announced that the eight summit members who will support the Special Vice President have been decided.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/62802/42/resize/d62802-42-7d2ccaae0806177e8e98-0.jpg&s3=62802-42-8205cfc0836b4f0e05366f82c680c158-3900×1579.jpg] Announcement by special vice president and summit members. We will be active with these members for one year.
“What doesn’t exist, we can create. Universities will become more interesting.” A teacher with a strong desire to not only propose future education issues, but also to solve them, and a desire to make a positive impact on the world through APU and the university. Five high school students and current students, selected from 160 applicants, will carry out tasks specialized in identifying issues and forming a vision for the university.
Based on our unique ideas and perspectives, we will provide opinions and recommendations as a stakeholder, and work to formulate and implement new policies. We hope that by actively welcoming
stakeholders with attributes that have not been present in governance, we will create new perspectives and driving force for reform.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/62802/42/resize/d62802-42-132f97feeddc6da5dd8b-0.jpg&s3=62802-42-ca9278a43802124f33065ee9a01734e2-2025×2700.jpg] High School Student Special Vice President Runa Wakasa
High School Student Special Vice President Runa Wakasa
In my opinion, the ideal team image is a creative team in which all members act as leaders and share their opinions, rather than having a single leader who runs the gamut. I would like to work together with these wonderful colleagues to enable everyone to work as cogs in the wheel.
I believe that each of us has the talent to shape our world and create new things. And with everyone gathered here today, we aim to “Leap Beyond Global.”

[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/62802/42/resize/d62802-42-bead34f3cb7f97edc711-0.jpg&s3=62802-42-35d5107c89655c5382ccb165ae5dd9f9-2026×2700.jpg] Current Student Special Vice President Jaha Ashmi
Current Student Special Vice President Jaha Ashmi
As I celebrate this day, I am reminded of a Japanese proverb that I learned: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Great achievements begin with a small step. I believe that this initiative, which keeps in mind the values ​​of cooperation, co-creation, and coexistence, is the first step toward achieving great results.
Let’s all work together to create a future we can be proud of. Together, we go further with knowledge and innovation. We will strive to grow as a symbol of APU’s commitment to vision and passion, and to changing society for the better, while embracing and embracing diverse values ​​and differences in harmony.
On the day of the announcement of the appointment, the special vice president and the summit members met for the first time, and as part of team building, each held a discussion session on the theme of “What we want to accomplish in one year’s time,” and gave a speech to the presentation attendees. I made a presentation for.
The high school special vice president and summit members announced what they want the team to be one year from now. “It was difficult to come to a conclusion in the short period of one hour, but I don’t think that what we want to do can be concluded so easily.We will have a year-long dialogue to not only change APU, but also to We want to create a better society in the world of society.We will go beyond APU and change the world,” he said, solidifying the team’s activity policy.
Meanwhile, the special vice president for current students and the summit members announced APU’s vision for the next year and mentioned the social responsibilities that APU should fulfill. “I would like to establish a research culture within the university, and in addition to the two-dimensional diversity of APU’s multinationality, I would like to take measures to increase three-dimensional diversity that involves people of all ages. “I want to change people and the world,” he expressed his strong will.
[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/62802/42/resize/d62802-42-4603b09079748c1986ed-0.jpg&s3=62802-42-7f5767929410c7cd4a97324ca2894d34-3900×2600.jpg] President Hiroshi Yoneyama explains the special vice president system to the attendees.
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Current student vice president (in the photo) and summit members discussing the theme
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High school vice president (second from left) and summit members discussing the theme and summarizing the presentation content
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