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With the inclusion of the description of “career education” in the Course of Study for High Schools (March 2009) and the development of career education and vocational education aimed at social and vocational independence through primary and secondary education to higher education, the Kyoto High School-University Collaborative Research Council has been promoting the ” ” since 2012 with the aim of stimulating high school students’ motivation to learn and contributing to the promotion of career education in each school. Career Education” project has been launched.

Future Session for High School and University Collaboration

With the aim of promoting the career development of high school and university students, this program allows students to engage in dialogue and exchange on a set theme across generations and schools, including high school students, university students, and working adults.
From the 2020 academic year, an executive committee made up of high school and university students in Kyoto Prefecture will take the lead in planning and managing the event, and creating the program for the day.

Outline of the event

A future where children can live like children!
~Thinking from the Problem of Young Carers, the Future of Japan~

2022 High School and University Collaboration Future Session

In recent years, with the declining birthrate and aging population and the increase in single-parent families, the existence of young carers has been attracting attention. They are still students, but their career paths are restricted and they are unable to concentrate on their studies. In addition, they are forced to bear the burden of caregiving, which can interfere with friendships and damage their own health.
In light of the current situation of young carers, this future session will be an opportunity for high school and university students to learn about the actual situation of young carers and think about what kind of support they need and what we can do about it.
Let’s take this opportunity to realize that young carers are not irrelevant to us, and that we may create such a condition ourselves in the future, and let’s think together about what we can do when we become a part of it.
* 2022 High School and University Collaboration Future Session Information Flyer [Download]

Date & Time Thursday, November 3, 2022 13:00~16:30 (Reception 12:30~)
Place: Hybrid Held
Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto, 2nd Floor Hall

Online: Zoom meeting
*Changed to on-site meeting only
theme A future where children can live like children!
~Thinking from the Problem of Young Carers, the Future of Japan~
guest Yukari Nishikawa, Kayo Morita, Hazuki Yamanaka
(Specified Non-Profit Organization Fusen no Kai Secretariat)
coordinator Akinori Inui (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Tachibana University)
Hideki Sugioka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Regional Management, Fukuchiyama Public University)
observer Mr. Tetsuhide Shino (Former Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University / Former Principal, Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama High School)
program 13:00~13:20 Opening remarks
13:20~13:40 Icebreaker
13:40~14:20 Guest Lecture
14:20-14:30 Coffee Break
14:30~15:10 Dialogue (1)
15:10~15:20 Coffee Break
15:20~15:55 Dialogue (2)
15:55~16:15 Sharing
16:15~16:25 Commentary
16:25~16:30 Closing Remarks
* Some contents are subject to change depending on the number of applicants.
target High school and university students attending high schools and universities (including technical colleges) in Kyoto Prefecture
Capacity About 40 people (20 high school students, 20 university students)
* On the day of the event, 12 members of the executive committee (5 high school students and 7 university students) will also participate.
sponsorship Kyoto High School-University Collaborative Research Council (Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kyoto City Board of Education, Kyoto Prefectural Federation of Private Junior and Senior High Schools, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, University Consortium Kyoto)
Co sponsored by High School Consortium Kyoto
Planning & Management 2022 High School and University Collaboration Future Session Executive Committee
(Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Subaru High School, Kyoto Prefectural Toba High School, Kyoto University of Advanced Science Senior High School, Fukuchiyama Public University, Kyoto Women’s University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Ryukoku University)
The application for this year’s executive committee members has been closed.

◆ Guest

Specified Non-Profit Organization Fusen-no-kai Secretariat Specified Non-Profit Organization Fusen-no-kai Secretariat
・Yukari Nishikawa
・Kayo Morita
・Hazuki Yamanaka
Fusen no Kai is an organization formed by a group of (former) young carers and professionals related to young carers. With the aim of appealing our existence to society, we hold events such as “Tsudoi” and “Online Salon”.
Reference: Fusen no Kai HP: https://ycballoon.org/index.html

■ Precautions (please be sure to check)

* Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the event may be changed to be held online only. Thank you for your understanding.

If you wish to participate at the venue, please keep the following points in mind.
(1) Please be sure to wear a mask and disinfect your hands with the disinfectant installed at the venue.
(2) If you have symptoms such as fever (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc.), please refrain from visiting.
(3) Please bring a handkerchief or hand towel, and wipe your hands thoroughly after washing your hands.
(4) At the venue, the staff will check the body temperature when entering the room and ventilate it regularly. Thank you for your understanding.
For those who participate online, we will provide you with instructions on how to participate in Zoom separately.

How to apply

Please click the “Apply” button below, fill in the required information, and apply.
* For high school applicants, we ask for the name and contact information of the person in charge of the high school to which they belong.


* After applying, the secretariat will send you an email confirming the completion of your application.
If you do not receive the email after 2~3 days, please contact us using the contact information below.

Application Deadline

Thursday, October 20, 2022 Friday,

October 28, 2022 *Extended.  

Implementation Report

On Thursday, November 3rd, we held the 2022 High School and University Collaboration Future Session. Initially, the event was planned to be a hybrid of face-to-face and online, but it was changed to an in-person only format, and a total of 30 high school and university students (11 of whom were members of the executive committee) gathered at the venue.
Continuing from last year, the executive committee consisting of high school and university students from Kyoto Prefecture, who were in charge of planning and operation, moderated the event, gave opening and closing remarks, explained the purpose of the event, and also served as facilitators during group work.
This time, three guests from the secretariat of the specified non-profit organization Fusen-no-kai gave lectures on the theme of “A future where children can live like children!~Thinking about the future of Japan from the perspective of the young carer problem~”, and participated in icebreakers and group work with the participants and executive committee members.
The icebreaker by a mixed group of high school and university students was able to relieve tension among the participants, and in the group work that followed, the newly established research question “What can we do now and in the future to create a society where young carers can choose various options without giving up on their dreams through nursing care?” While incorporating the World Café, we were able to have a lively exchange of opinions and dialogue in a friendly atmosphere from beginning to end.
The participating high school and university students were able to deepen their understanding of young carers and what they can do in the future, and were able to interact with students from other schools, students from other universities, and guests that they would not normally meet, making it a meaningful time with a lot of awareness and learning.
For the executive committee members, this experience gained by working on the preparation and operation of the day from the planning stage was a fulfilling opportunity that led to great personal growth.



Kyoto High School-University Collaborative Research Council Secretariat
(University Consortium Kyoto, in charge of high school-university collaboration projects)
TEL 075-353-9153 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)