【Event Report】Yoshimoto Gion Hanazuki × Kyoto Student Public Relations Department Event “Gion Hanazuki University”

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Yoshimoto Gion Hanazuki and the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department collaborated to hold the title “Kyoto Student Public Relations Department presents Gion Hanazuki University ~ OB / OG is back! Homecoming Day 2024 ~”.

The Kyoto Student Public Relations Department is a student organization that aims to disseminate the charm of “Kyoto University City and Student City Kyoto” from the perspective of university students studying in Kyoto to junior high and high school students nationwide who will become university students in the future through articles and SNS.

Mr./Ms. who performed comedians, student groups, Kyoto Student Public Relations Department

About Gion Kagetsu University

This event aims to let people know about the charms of Kyoto universities and student life while enjoying comedy in Kyoto.

In 2019, the event was held at the theater once in 2019, and it was planned by members of the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department, and with the cooperation of Yoshimoto Gion Kazuki, it was held for the first time in five years.

For more information on the 2019 events, please see the following article.

◎ [Gion Kazuki University finally opens!] We will deliver plenty of content from the performance on the day to the performers’ comments!

■Date and time: Sunday, February 4, 2024 18:45 Open 19:15 Start (20:30 end) [Finished]
■ Location: Yoshimoto Gion Hanazuki
■ Performers

Long Coat Daddy, Gion, Navy Afro, Genius Pianist, Nightingale Dance, Minami Reiwa Kita Ryosuke Kono (MC), Kyoto Student Public Relations Club Member, Kyoto Circle / Student Organization

■ Contents

・ Presentation of stories by Mr./Ms.

・ Frank worry consultation meeting for university students

・Introduction of unique circles and student organizations, etc.

■ Tickets: Student fee 1,000 yen (student ID required), general admission 2,000 yen

On the day of the event

Before the start of the show

On the day of the event, many Mr./Ms. were seated on the second floor, and many students who were the target of this event also attended.

When the event started, Mr./Ms., a performer entertainer, appeared as the opening and a free talk was held.


After that, Mr./Ms. of each duo presented their stories, and there was a burst of laughter from the audience.

After enjoying the story, there will be a corner planned by the members of the Kyoto Student Public Relations Club, which will be a consultation session for university students and an introduction to student organizations in Kyoto.

At the consultation meeting, we took up the concerns that were recruited from the general public in advance, and the public relations department served as judges, and all the comedians Mr./Ms. came up with solutions.

It was a time when various interesting advice was given and episodes of Mr./Ms.’s student days were heard.

Consultation for university students

After the consultation session, we went to a corner that introduced student organizations in Kyoto, which are full of individuality.

This time, the following five organizations appeared at this event.

・Kyoto Kabaddi Circle Kamodi

・Kansai Intercollegiate “Quiddetch” Circle KYOTO LILAC FOXES

・Ritsumeikan Double Dutch Club Dig Up Treasure

・Kyoto University Moruk Circle Ankka

・Doshisha Hero Show Club

After each group introduced themselves, all the comedians Mr./Ms. experienced the activities together.

There were some sports that I had never seen before, and all Mr./Ms.the spectators seemed to be cheering on the participating comedians Mr./Ms. and having a lot of fun together.

In the hero show, the comedian Mr./Ms. who played the villain defeated the hero, and the entire venue was enveloped in a whirlpool of laughter.

Kyoto Student Organizations Introduction Corner (Ritsumeikan Double Dutch Club Dig Up Treasure)

Kyoto Student Organizations Introduction Corner (Doshisha Hero Show Club)

It was the first collaboration event with Yoshimoto and Gion Hanazuki in five years, and thanks to the Mr./Ms. of Yoshimoto and Gion Hanazuki, all Mr./Ms.the comedians, and everyone in the student group, we were able to finish it Mr./Ms. great success.

In the questionnaire for the event, we received many positive comments, such as “The content was substantial” and “It was an event that was easy for students to participate in, so I would like to see more of it.”

For the members of the Public Relations Department who were involved in this event, it seems that being able to give shape to what they planned in this way led to growth and confidence, and it was a great learning opportunity for the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department.

Please take a look at the official website of the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department, “Kotokare,” which also publishes event report articles written by members of the Public Relations Department.

[#お笑いライブレポ] Kyoto Student Public Relations Department presents Gion Kazuki University – OB / OG is back! Homecoming Day 2024~

Click here for more information about the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department.

University Consortium Kyoto, Kyoto Student Public Relations Department
TEL 075-353-9130 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

【Report】The 21st High School-University Collaborative Education Forum Report has been released.

The 21st High School-University Collaborative Education Forum was held on Saturday, December 2, 2023
“How can we design good questions: Exploring the commonalities between high school exploration and university research?”
The report collection has been completed.
Click on each item below to view the PDF file. You can also view the full-page report collection in PDF format from the link below.

Part 1

Opening Remarks
Explanation of purpose “How can I design a good question?
-Exploring the Commonalities between High School Exploration and University Research-“
Keynote Speech 1 Collaborative Inquiry and Inquiry Design
~Linking with the three pillars of qualities and abilities in the Course of Study~
Keynote Speech 2 The present and future of questioning
– A journey of thought and practice in questioning and question-making –
Floor participatory discussion

Part 2: Breakout Sessions

Session 1 A new team exploration activity for high school-university connections
How was it developed and implemented?
Session 2 What is a “good question” in the first place?
~Through the practice of science, we create indicators of “good questions”~
Subcommittee 3 High Schools and Universities Connected by Information Education
~Beyond Ideals and Reality, Expectations and Fears~

Special Breakout Session (1)
【High School and University Connection】

From High School to University: The Current State of Pre-Enrollment Education and GP
Co-organizer: Association of University Admissions Professionals

Special Breakout Session (2)
[Co-creation between university students and high school students]

What is the story created by the co-creation of university students and high school students?
~The future envisioned by high school and university students~

* You can see the full-page report collection here.
 Report on the 21st Forum on Collaborative Education between High School and University

Contact us

University Consortium Kyoto, Educational Development Division, High School-University Collaboration Project
TEL 075-353-9153 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Business hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

[Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Program] (Event Report) Planning for Companies and Organizations_Internship Program Study Group

On Thursday, February 15, 2024, we held an online seminar on the host training program.
Thank you very much to everyone who attended despite the very busy time at the end of the fiscal year.

At the study group, the secretariat reported on the change in the name of the program and the status of implementation this year. In addition, in the group discussion after sharing the practicum schedule, we received comments such as, “There were Mr./Ms.many places where I could sympathize with the efforts and thoughts of the host country, the university that sends the students, and the faculty members.”

Going forward, we will continue to work with the development of the “Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Program” that we are working on at “All Kyoto” in cooperation with host companies and universities.

In addition, registration for the acceptance of trainees is accepted at any time.
If you have any questions about acceptance or the apprenticeship program, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat.
We look forward to your continued cooperation in the future.

To Host Companies and Organizations


University Consortium Kyoto Internship Project Promotion Office
* From April 2024, the name will be changed to “Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Business Promotion Office”.
TEL 075-353-9106
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)





【Internship Program】FY2023 Implementation Report Released

Publication of the FY2023 Implementation Report

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to companies, organizations, universities, and other stakeholders for their cooperation in implementing the 2023 internship program.

Thanks to your efforts, 168 university students were given the opportunity to gain work experience this year.

In order to develop the program as a program that can benefit both the host company and the student, we would like to ask for your continued understanding and cooperation, and we have summarized the implementation status of this year’s internship program in this book.
We hope you will take a look.

* From FY2024, the name of the program will be changed to “Industry-Academia Collaborative Education Program” and will be implemented as an “Educational Program” as before.

FY2023 Implementation Report

* Please click above to view.


University Consortium Kyoto Internship Project Promotion Office
* From April 2024, the name will be changed to “Industry-Academia Collaboration Business Promotion Office”
TEL 075-353-9106 FAX 075-353-9101
〒600-8216 Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Nishitoin-dori, Shiokoji, Shimo-ku, Kyoto, Campus Plaza Kyoto
* Reception hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 ~ 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

【Event Report】The 20th National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the National University Consortium Research Exchange Forum, which aims to exchange information on the initiatives and research results of each university consortium in order to contribute to the development of higher education.
The commemorative 20th Forum was co-hosted by the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium at Tokoha University’s Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus with the main theme of “Creating a Sustainable Community Weaved by the University Consortium ~Aiming to Create New Value in the Post-Corona Era~”, and was held in Shizuoka Prefecture for the first time.

A total of 234 university faculty members and educators from all over Japan participated in the event, and through keynote speeches, symposiums, case reports and exchanges of opinions in breakout sessions, it was an opportunity to exchange information on the state of the “University Consortium.”

▼ Tokoha University Shizuoka Kusanagi Campus 


[Saturday, September 2]

▼ National Association of University Consortiums
Greetings from Hikaru Kurosaka

▼ President of Shizuoka University,
, Fuji no Kuni Regional and University ConsortiumGreetings from Mr. Kazuyuki Hizume

▼ Greetings from Shizuoka Prefecture Deputy Governor Tsutomu Deno

▼ State of the venue


The keynote speech was given by Dr. Kazuo Oike, President of the University of Shizuoka and Vice President of the Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium, on the theme of “The Land of Shizuoka, the Land of Japan ~Large-Scale Natural Disasters and Crisis Management for Higher Education Institutions~”.

▼ Keynote Speaker: Kazuo Oike ▼ Keynote speech


At the symposium, speakers gave presentations on the theme of “Expectations for University Consortiums for the Development of Sustainable Local Communities” from the standpoint of industry, government, and academia, and lively discussions ensued in the discussions that followed.

≪ Coordinator≫
Dr. Kazuyuki Hizume (President, Shizuoka University, President, Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
≪ Symposist
Tsutomu Deno (Deputy Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture)
Mr. Kimio Sakai (Shizuoka Railway Co., Ltd. Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Shigehiro Ikegami (Superintendent, Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education)

▼ Symposium


In the report on the administration of education, we welcomed Mr. Kenichi Yamada , Assistant Director, University Education and Admissions Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and reported on “Trends in Higher Education Policy.”

▼ Presenter of Education and Education: Mr. Kenichi Yamada
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Assistant Director, University Education and Admissions Division, Higher Education Bureau)


At the poster session, which brought together 18 organizations from consortiums, governments, and companies nationwide, participants asked many questions and commented on their respective initiatives, and exhibitors and participants actively interacted with each other.      

▼ Poster session ▼ University Introduction Corner
▼ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
R&D Strategy Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
2025 Japan Association for the International Exposition
▼ Shizuoka ▼ Shizuoka City
▼ Iwate Higher Education Consortium ▼ Sendai Consortium
▼ University Consortium Yamagata ▼ Academia Consortium Fukushima (ACF)
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama
▼ University Consortium Hachioji
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Sagamihara-Machida University Regional Consortium
▼ Public Interest Incorporated Association
Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium
▼ University Consortium Ishikawa ▼ University Consortium Kyoto
▼ Non-profit organization
University Consortium Osaka
▼ University Consortium Okayama
▼ Educational Network China ▼ University Consortium Kumamoto


At the information exchange meeting, the participants exchanged food and drinks for the first time in four years after the Corona disaster, and participants said that they were able to communicate with each other in a way that only face-to-face events can provide.

▼ Information exchange meeting


[Sunday, September 3]

On the second day of the forum, four subcommittees were held on various themes related to universities and consortiums, and practical case reports and exchanges of opinions with participants were held.

▼ Subcommittee 1
(University Consortium Kyoto)
▼ Subcommittee 2
(Academic, Cultural and Industrial Network Tama)
▼ Session 3
(Fujinokuni Regional and University Consortium)
▼ Subcommittee 4
(University Consortium Osaka)


The purpose of the establishment of this council is to exchange information and research among the university consortiums, and the participation and active exchange of information by many of you will lead to great success.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the faculty and staff members as well as the many consortiums for their participation and cooperation.

 The next 21st Forum will be co-hosted by the University Consortium Kyoto and will be held in Kyoto City in September 2024.
Details will be announced on the website of the University Consortium Kyoto as soon as they are decided.
We look forward to your participation.


◆Click here for more information about the National Association of University Consortiums.

Reiwa 5th Year Gakumachi Collaboration Project Gakumachi NEWS!

We will introduce the initiatives of the Reiwa 5th year school town collaboration project.

The “Gakumachi Collaboration Project” is a “learning town collaboration project” in which universities and students and the local community collaborate to recruit and support projects and projects that work on urban development and regional revitalization in Kyoto.
We would like to inform you of the efforts of this year’s selected organizations!

【Activities】 Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University, etc. Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee

On Sunday, September 10th, we visited the Kyoto Student Theater Festival 2023!

Held in the same Yosho district of Sakyo Ward as last year, a special outdoor stage resembling a “chrysalis,” a symbol of the Kyoto Student Theater Festival, caught the attention of passers-by.

The Kyoto Student Theater Festival will be held for a long time from 9/9 (Sat) ~ 16 (Sat) (with one day off in between), and it is a large-scale event with 9 participating groups. Last year, a wide range of people came to see the play, but this year, which was the second year the event was held here, the audience seats were so full that it was impossible to sit due to the establishment of the venue and the level of publicity of the event.

The planning and management of such large-scale events is carried out entirely by students.                                              This time, a member of the Kyoto Student Public Relations Department wrote an article about the appeal of a student-led theater festival to the chairman of the Kyoto Student Theater Festival Executive Committee.

Please take a look at the interview article!!

Kyoto Student Public Relations Department Kotokare https://kotocollege.jp/archives/30303


【Activities】Otani University Otani University And House

On Wednesday, October 18th, we observed the activities of “Otani University And House”!

The main activity area is the Nakagawa School District, which is located in the northern part of Kita-ku, Kyoto City.                                      The Nakagawa School District is a production area of Kitayama cedar, but in recent years, it has become difficult to pass on the traditional forestry industry due to the aging of the population, and it is losing its vitality, so students are involved in the revitalization of the area. As one of our initiatives, we manufacture and sell craft beer “Kyoto Nakagawa Manma Bea!”

The “manmacha” used in beer is a tea that has been cultivated in the Nakagawa School District, but it is said to be close to the old type of tea, and it is a slightly bitter and flavorful tea.                                                 Manma tea is produced together with residents, and the subsequent beer production and sales are sold online and in stores with the cooperation of welfare offices.
This time, we visited Otani University to observe the process of attaching labels to bottles of “Manma Bea”.                        Leading up to this process, there is a work process of picking and sorting, steaming, and roasting manmacha, and then you are asked to brew it. According to Mr./Ms. Dehara of Otani University And House, the taste changes depending on how the tea is brewed, so it is difficult to make the result consistent every year.

About 200 jars with labels (it was a long label!) It is a difficult task that requires patience, but when I saw that everyone worked together to make bottles with labels one after another, I felt the goodness of teamwork.                                I think the joy of having something we have created become a product and sold in stores is great.

Through the purchase of beer, the price of the tea leaves will be returned to the community welfare activities in the Nakagawa area. Otani University And House also conducts monthly activities to interact with residents, such as quizzes and brain training.

I’m looking forward to the sale of “Manma Bea” again this year! The taste is that the taste of tea spreads softly at the beginning, and the bitterness of beer is less. It seems to be easy for women to drink.

*For more information on Otani University And House’s activities, please check the Instagram below!!



Kyoto Seika University “City, People and Music” Seminar

10/21 (Sat) I visited the [Ichijoji Fest Autumn Festival] where the seminar “City, People and Music” seminar will hold a workshop!

Speaking of Ichijoji Temple,

・ The image of “ramen” is too strong, and other attractions are not conveyed.

There is a temperature difference between long-time residents and newly moved residents.

This issue emerged from a questionnaire targeting shopkeepers at Ichijoji Temple.                                                        We want to solve such problems and revitalize regional exchanges! In addition to this, we decided to hold the workshop because we wanted to promote exchange with the local community by having people come into contact with music, taking advantage of the strengths of the “City, People and Music” seminar, where there are many students majoring in musical expression.

On the day of the event, it was a refreshing autumn sun, and the venue was Ichijoji Park, which was crowded with people from Mr./Ms. from the morning. There were a lot of food stalls, fair-day corners, stage events, workshop events, etc., and many families with small children came Mr./Ms.. According to the organizers, the number of visitors was about 3,000.

In the workshop “Fun to make and play with sound” in the seminar “City, People and Music,” the participants were asked to make four types of musical instruments (a kalimba made from hairpins, a flute made from straws, a bracelet made with beads in a tube, and a drum made from paper tubes and balloons) and enjoyed playing with sound with the instruments, which was a great success with parents and children who enjoyed playing musical instruments.                                              In order to prevent children from getting injured or accidentally ingested by the instrument, and to make it easier to make, the material, shape, size, etc. were repeated many times. Thanks to such efforts, when I was interviewing the representative Mr./Ms. Ogawa on the day of the workshop, children visited the workshop one after another, and it was so successful that the interview was interrupted each time.

In addition to holding workshops, the seminar on “City, People, and Music” also participates in garbage picking activities at Ichijoji Temple. Therefore, he said that he is deepening exchanges with local people.

Please continue to do your best to revitalize Ichijoji Temple!!


【Activities】Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University BORDER! Executive Committee

On Saturday, November 25th, I went to the art festival “BORDER!2023“!

This year’s venue is Rissei Garden Hulic Kyoto (formerly Kyoto Municipal Takakura Elementary School).                                   It was held near the Takase River in Shijo.

BORDER!The Executive Committee, whose members are mainly art university students in the Kansai region, plans, operates, and implements art festivals with the main objectives of creating opportunities for citizens to come into contact with art and fostering young artists.

This year’s live paint was double the number of installations last year, making it a sight to behold. In addition, for the first time in a long time, a kitchen car was arranged, a space for eating and drinking was prepared, and the marche, which was mainly Mr./Ms. students, was crowded with many people.                                             The artist of the live painting was commissioned by a student of an art university in Kyoto Prefecture, Mr./Ms.! It was truly a sight to behold as he completed the painting on a canvas that was taller than his own height in four hours.                                                               On the morning of the day, the weather was not favorable, and it rained on and off repeatedly, and it seems that the cancellation of the live event was considered, but it was decided somehow, and all the painters Mr./Ms. wore raincoats and did their best to draw. It was impressive that a bottle was placed in front of the painting so that you could throw money to the picture that you felt was wonderful.

In the participatory art, acrylic sheets that were scheduled to be discarded during the Corona disaster were collected and reused as canvases. Children were happily drawing pictures on the large acrylic board, and many families with children could be seen. Around the acrylic plate, cardboard art works of unique animals are displayed, and BORDER!It seems that it was created at an event held at the Kitaoji Aeon Mall led by the team.

Many of the website designs and posters for venue information are also tasteful, and I felt that they were truly a creator group.

We look forward to more events in the future where you can get close to art!

For more information on BORDER!’s activities, please visit the following website.




【Activities】Ryukoku University, Hanazono University, Kyoto Women’s University, etc.

On Saturday, December 9th, in the Kamishichiken and Daikokucho areas of Kamigyo-ku, the “Miyako Light” light-up event was held for Kyomachiya, which aims to preserve traditional techniques and culture for the future, and we visited it! This is the second interview following last year’s interview.

This year marks the 19th year of the Miyako Light program, and the executive committee consists of 15 university students from Kyoto and Osaka. While many organizations are struggling to recruit members, when I asked the representative, Mr./Ms. Otaka, how they recruit members, he replied that they analyze the characteristics of each SNS and use it appropriately for recruitment. I didn’t know that it was analyzed so closely, and I was able to learn more about the approach to the event through the interviews.

At the actual event, due to the easing of Corona regulations, there were events that everyone could enjoy, regardless of age or gender, such as the sale of event-limited “Miyako Light Original Cake” in collaboration with local shops, an exhibition of milk carton lanterns created with local children, and a photo rally event, and it was impressive that there were more families than last year. In addition, the members of Miyako Light thought about the sounds reminiscent of machiya, recorded the voices of children in the area and the sounds of looms, etc., and incorporated them into the music. At the event venue, music with a relaxation effect was played to match the illumination.

In addition, from this year, the executive committee members of the event wore matching jumpers so that they could be easily recognized. I was able to feel the consideration given to making it easier for local residents and participants to talk to me, and the unity of the team.

Every year, with the cooperation of the shops and local residents, I am impressed that such a large-scale event is held by students alone. It was a relaxing event where you could feel the warmth as well as the wonderful lighting. You can also take photos that look good on SNS Mr./Ms.!

This year’s event has come to an end, but please take a look at the activities of “Miyako Light” on the following site!