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The curriculum guidelines for high schools (March 2009) include a description of “career education,” calling for the development of career and vocational education aimed at social and occupational independence from elementary and secondary education to higher education. In response to the current situation, the Kyoto High School and University Collaborative Research Council started a “career education” project in 2012 with the aim of stimulating high school students’ desire to study for the future and contributing to the promotion of career education at each school. did.

Kotaisha collaboration future session

This program is aimed at promoting the career development of high school and university students, and involves dialogue and exchange on set themes across generations and schools, such as high school students, university students, and working adults.

Starting in 2020, an executive committee made up of high school and university students in Kyoto Prefecture will take the lead in planning and operating the event, creating the day’s program.

Event overview

A future where children can live like children!

 - Thinking about the future of Japan from the perspective of young carers –

2022 Kotaisha Collaboration Future Session

In recent years, with the declining birthrate and aging population and the increase in single-parent households, the role of young carers has been attracting attention.
Although they are still students, their career paths are restricted and they are unable to concentrate on their studies. In addition, they are forced to bear the burden of providing care, which can interfere with their friendships and endanger their own health.

In light of the current situation of young carers, this future session will invite people who support young carers as guests, and high school and university students will learn about the actual situation of young carers and what kind of support the people concerned need. This is an opportunity to think about what we can do about it.

We took this opportunity to realize that being a young carer is not an unrelated issue for us, and that we ourselves may end up in that condition in the future. Let’s think about it.

*2022 Kotaisha Collaboration Future Session Information Flyer

date and time November 3, 2022 (Thursday/Holiday) 13:00-16:30 (Reception 12:30-)
place Hybrid held
Venue: Campus Plaza Kyoto 2nd floor hall
Online: Zoom meeting *Changed to venue only
theme A future where children can live like children!

– Thinking about the future of Japan from the perspective of young carers –
guest Yukari Nishikawa, Kayo Morita, Hazuki Yamanaka

(NPO Fountain Association Secretariat)
coordinator Mr. Akinori Inui (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Tachibana University)

Mr. Hidenori Sugioka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Regional Management, Fukuchiyama Public University)
observer Tetsuhide Shigeno (Former Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University/Former Principal, Kyoto Prefectural Momoyama High School)
program 13:00-13:20 Opening speech/explanation of purpose

13:20-13:40 Ice break

13:40-14:20 Guest lecture

14:20-14:30 Break

14:30-15:10 Dialogue ①

15:10 ~15:20 Break

15:20~15:55 Dialogue ②

15:55~16:15 General sharing

16:15~16:25 Comments

16:25~16:30 Closing speech

*Some content may vary depending on the number of applicants etc. Subject to change.
subject High school and university students attending high schools and universities (including technical colleges) in Kyoto Prefecture
Capacity Approximately 40 people (20 high school students, 20 university students)

*12 executive committee members (5 high school students, 7 university students) who plan and manage this event will also participate on the day.
Sponsored by Kyoto High School and 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 Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
Co-host High School Consortium Kyoto
Planning and management 2022 High School and Shrine Collaboration Future Session Executive Committee

(Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Subaru High School, Kyoto Prefectural Toba High School, Kyoto University of Advanced Science High School, Fukuchiyama Public University, Kyoto Women’s University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Ryukoku University) will

be implemented this year Recruitment of committee members has closed


Nonprofit organization balloon association secretariat
Fuusen no Kai Secretariat,

 Yukari Nishikawa

 , Kayo Morita

 , Hazuki Yamanaka

Fuusen no Kai is an organization made up of (former) young carers and professionals related to young carers.
We hold events such as “gatherings” and “online salons” with the aim of promoting our presence to society.

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Notes (Please be sure to check)

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the event may be changed to an online-only event. Please note.
If you wish to participate at the venue, please keep the following points in mind.

①Please be sure to wear a mask and disinfect your hands using the disinfectant provided at the venue.

② If you have any symptoms such as fever (fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, etc.), please refrain from visiting.

③Please bring a handkerchief or hand towel, and wipe your hands thoroughly after washing.

④At the venue, staff will check your body temperature upon entering the venue and ventilate the venue regularly.
Please note.
For those who wish to participate online, we will provide separate instructions on how to join Zoom.

How to apply

Please click the “Apply” button below and fill in the required information to apply.

*For high school applicants, we will ask for the name and contact information of the person in charge at your high school.


*After applying, you will receive an email from the secretariat confirming that your application has been completed.

If you do not receive the email within 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 November 3rd (Thursday, holiday), we held the 2022 Kotaisha Collaboration Future Session.
Initially, it was planned to be a hybrid format with both face-to-face and online events, but it was changed to a face-to-face only event, with a total of 30 high school and university students (11 of whom are on the executive committee) gathered at the venue. I did.

Continuing from last year, the executive committee consisting of high school and university students from Kyoto prefecture, who were in charge of planning and running the event, served as moderators, gave opening and closing remarks, explained the purpose, and also acted as facilitators during group work.

This time, we had three guests from the nonprofit organization Fusen no Kai secretariat give lectures on the theme of “A future where children can live like children! – The future of Japan from the perspective of young carer issues.” They also participated in ice-breaking and group work with the executive committee.

The ice-breaking session held by a mixed group of high school students and university students was able to ease the tension among the participants, and in the group work that followed, the newly set research question was “Is it possible for young carers to do various things without giving up on their dreams due to nursing care?” What can we do now and in the future to create a society where people can make choices?” Using the World Café, we hope to have a lively exchange of opinions and dialogue in a peaceful atmosphere from beginning to end. It’s done.

The high school and university students who participated 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, other universities, and guests whom they would not normally meet, and were able to realize and learn. It was a meaningful time full of many things.

For the executive committee members, the experience they gained by working from the planning stage to the day’s preparations and operations was a fulfilling opportunity that led to their own personal growth.


Contact information

Kyoto High School and University Collaborative Research Council Secretariat
(Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, University Consortium Kyoto High School and University Collaborative Project)

TEL 075-353-9153 FAX 075-353-9101

600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto

City Reception hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 to 17:00 (excluding year-end and New Year holidays)

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