|Aims of This Symposium|
| Numerous outcomes of studies related to science and technology-based manufacturing have been presented in various conference venues. However, various things need to be clarified on how these results could penetrate into members of the society. By saying this, a new paradigm shift linking manufacturing and the society is necessary. We would like to hold an international symposium in Tagawa, Fukuoka on topics related to this new paradigm.
Tagawa City, the biggest formerly a coal field area in Japan, had been actively supporting the region in terms of manufacturing, engineering, chemicals, education and welfare ever since the Japan modernization industry was at its struggling point. Unfortunately, with the closing of the coal mine, history tells that many people abandoned the place. For this reason, to lay down a new triggering device in this Tagawa area, a restarting point for regional Revitalization is necessary – that is an international symposium that tackles the fusion of science, engineering, social science and medical science.
Thus, a Joint International Symposium on 「Regional Revitalization and Innovation for Social Contribution」 and 「e-ASIA Functional Materials and Biomass Utilization 2015」 will be held on October 1, 2015, tackling the issues on “how to merge science and technology-based manufacturing into the region” with technological/research paper presentations and plenary talks. We are thinking that the opening of this international symposium is the perfect opportunity that appeals the Tagawa to the world.In addition, awards are prepared to public performance by means of poster or oral presentation and we aim to foster the young researchers through rewarding the first prize.
This international symposium is being organized under the host of the Society for Regional Revitalization and the co-host of Kumamoto University, Kinki University, Fukuoka Prefectural University, Tagawa City (TBC), Maruboshi and ASCII Food Technology Research Center. Also, this symposium is receiving the help and support of e-ASIA and SAKURA SCIENCE plan that are JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) the joint research program of Kumamoto University adoption. Besides, this symposium is managed by the support of Nakamura Sangyo Bio Laboratory, Kyushu Bureau of Economy,Trade and Industry (TBC), Fukuoka Pref., Tagawa City Municipal Board of Education.
In this international symposium, researchers from 10 countries which belong to universities of 6 Asian countries, private laboratories and administrative organs are received and conduct research presentations. Research presentations and the like are presented in English (basically) orally or in poster.
The commemorative speech is conducted by Senichi Moriyama, Kouzou Akino and Tamio Ida.
Senichi Moriyama, who is advisor of Fukuoka Prefectural University, is known as the leading researcher of Sakubei Yamamoto. In 2011, 697 items related to the coal mine of Tagawa city (that support Japanese manufacturing through the coal mining) such as Sakubei Yamamoto's autograph diary which is composed of 66 volumes and regarded as precious historical records of there (stored in Fukuoka Prefectural University) had been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. Mr. Moriyama made a great contribution to the registration and will conduct the commemorative speech about application and education of regional resources and tourist attractions.
Kouzou Akino (member of House of Councillors, guest professor of Nagasaki University and Yokohama University of pharmacy) is familiar with the medical world from the point of view of a researcher and has a detailed knowledge of gastrointestinal medicine and the endoscope. Also, "the Helicobacter pylori disinfection for the stomach cancer prevention" is approved medicine by his exertion and was made an insurance application in 2013. He is practiced the research with a view to practical applications of it. The research presentation in the commemorative speech and also his general session are carried out about the way of the prevention medical treatment in local area medical treatment.
Tamio Ida (Professor of Kinki University) is swimming attention from the world in the biocoke research used biomass now. The commemorative speech with regard to the latest research activity and future view are carried out about the energy and environmental problem.
Auresenia Joseph (Professor of De La Salle University in the Philippine Islands) is the famous researcher in the field of biomass utilization and his keynote lecture is scheduled. Additionally presenting research from administration is also scheduled.
Yasushi Shibata (President of Ai Dental Clinic) practices the representative dental clinic of Kyushu region whose main institution is located at Iiduka, Chikuho. Not limited to dental treatment, he has supported the regional medicine through the management of a wide spectrum of medical institution such as oral surgery, internal medicine and neurology. He is also the president of medical corporation ‘Kowa group’ and will conduct the keynote lecture about prevention of the aspiration pneumonitis.
I am hoping that contributes to the construction of the network of the industry and administration and university that aims at the vitalization stemmed to the area, and that this conference becomes the place of international exchange of information.
Chief Director of Society for Regional Revitalization Munehiro Hoshino
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Executive Committee and Secretariat
Secretariat in Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku Kumamoto-City, Kumamoto 860-8555 Japan
Chief of secretariat: Quitain Armando
Secretariat in Kinki University
11-6 Kayanomori, IIzuka-City Fukuoka, 820-0001 Japan
Chief of secretariat: Hirofumi Kawazumi
Secretariat in Fukuoka Prefectural University
4395 Ita, Tagawa-City Fukuoka, 825-8585 Japan
Chief of secretariat: Kyosuke Fukuda
Charge: Megumi Nagano
Secretariat in M&A Food Technology and Biology of Technical Center
2400-1 Tabara, Kawasaki-machi Tagawa-gun Fukuoka, 827-0004 Japan
Chief of secretariat: Kiyoshi Kikukawa
Chief in charge: Hideo Iwai (E-mail: email@example.com)
Charge: Masahiro Tanaka (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
■UNESCO’s Memory of the World – Colection of Sakubei Yamamoto (Fukuoka Prefectural University, Tagawa City, Fukuoka)
※The above items are not registered as the UNESCO's Memory of the World.