<Jean Monnet Module> Invitation: Europe-Japan Rural Entrepreneurship Seminar

The Silitan Valley Consortium and the Institute for Industrial Research of Kwansei Gakuin University are jointly organising the Europe-Japan Rural Entrepreneurship Seminar as the 1st Silitan Valley Promotion Seminar and Jean Monnet Module Conference of Kwansei Gakuin University.

For more information, please see below information. We look forward to welcoming you.

Seminar Outline

Theme:  Social Innovation through Entrepreneurship - Examining the potential for social change in rural areas brought about by in-migrant entrepreneurship-
Date:  Friday, 8 July 2022, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Venue:  Tamba Forest Park (Tambanomori Koen), Seminar room (Address: 5600 Kaibara, Tamba city )  https://www.tanba-mori.or.jp/access/
Online (Zoom)
Admission: Free
Language:  Japanese

How to participate
Registration is required both at the venue and online participation. 
Deadline: Friday, 1 July  (On-site registration will close before the deadline if the maximum number of applicants (50) has been reached. 
Registration URL:


1.Greetings & Introduction (1:30 p.m. -1:40 p.m.)

  • Dr. Yoshihiro Imai, Director General, Hyogo Prefectural Government, Tamba Office

Prof. Norihiko Toyohara, Professor, School of Economics, Director of Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University

2.  Lecture (1:40 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.)

Title: "Entrepreneurship and Regional Revitalization –Findings from Academic Studies-"
Speaker: Prof. Masatoshi Kato, Professor, School of Economics, Director of Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Kwansei Gakuin University

3.  Lecture (2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Title: Development of "Social Innovation in Rural Southern Germany”
Speaker: Dr. Anna Schrade, Associate Professor, Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University

<Intermission>(3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.)

4.  Panel Talk (3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Theme: "Social Business Entrepreneurship by In-migrants”
Takaya Adachi, CEO, Local PR Plan co., ltd
Shunsuke Tsuboi, CEO, Sagri co., ltd
Mieko Seki, Hyogo Female Farmers & Fishermen 
Moderator: Akihiko Kobashi, Research Institute for Information Society and Human Life

5.  Crosstalk with participants (4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)         


Silitan Valley Consortium 
( https://silitan-valley.com/ )

  • Institute for Industrial Research, Kwansei Gakuin University

Silitan Valley Consortium     
(Hyogo Prefectural Government Tamba Office)
5600 Kaibara, Tamba city, 669-3309 (Tamba Forest Park) 
Tel. 0795-88-5045  
Poster- Europe-Japan Rural Entrepreneurship Seminar