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Regional Exchange Activities

Cultural heritage consists of precious non-renewable resources that educate us about history and cultural diversity. All of us have a great responsibility to safeguard and hand these resources down to the next generation. Therefore, it is indeed imperative to increase awareness about cultural heritage protection.
With the aim of deepening an understanding of the importance of cultural heritage protection, the ACCU Nara Office is offering learning opportunities to the local communities in the area, such as open public seminars (listed below) by experts.

International Symposium

To hold international seminars and symposium to inform the public of the outcomes of international conferences on cultural heritage through keynote speeches and panel discussions.

Seminars and Symposium
Date Themes
Cultural Heritage Seminar March 2002 Letfs Think About World Heritage Protection
March 2003 Studying Mysterious Megalithic Cultures
January 2004 Gardens and their Environmental Context
July 2004 Addressing Cultural Heritage in the Kii Mountain Range
International Symposium October 2004 International Safeguarding and Development of Tangible and Intangible World Heritage
January 2006 Thinking About Recent Heritage Preservation and Utilisation of Railways
February 2007 Is the World Heritage Endangered TodayH
January 2008 How to Protect our Cultural Heritage from Sudden National Disasters:
Earthquake, Thunder, Fire and Tsunami
International Symposium
January 2009 Preserving the Historic Cities: Preparedness for Disasters
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage January 2010 Celebrating the 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital gConsidering Two Ancient Capitals in Nara and Hanoi: the 1300th and 1000th Anniversaryh
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage November 2010 Archaeology in Mongolia -The Latest Report on Site Investigation-
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage February 2012 Ancient Gardens in East Asia
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage February 2013 "Master's Skills to Protect Cultural Heritage: Easter Island, Angkor and Asuka"
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage February 2014 "Pondering over World Heritage -Its Conservation and Utilisation-"
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage February 2015 "Towards the Future, Transmission of Wooden Cultural Properties in Nara"
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage January 2016 "The Culture of Ritual Restoration of Shrine and World Heritage"
International Seminar on Cultural Heritage November 2016 Syrian Civil War and Cultural Heritage
Seminars and SymposiumSeminars and Symposium

World Heritage Lecture

To hold world heritage lectures in high schools to provide students with learning opportunities on the importance of cultural properties protection with whom the future protection of cultural heritage rests.

World Heritage Lecture
FY Name of High School Students
2005 Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Totsukawa For whole students
Nishinokyo For first-year students, hometown revitalization course
Ikaruga For second-year students, history and culture course
2006 Nara Business For second-year students, international economy course, commercial studies
Ikaruga For third-year students, history and culture course
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Sakurai Commercial For third-year students, accountancy course and information processing course, commercial studies
Takatori Kokusai For first-year students, international culture course, international communication course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, hometown revitalization course
2007 Gojo For second-year students, primary subjects of studies, commercial studies
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Horyuji Kokusai(former Ikaruga) For third-year students, history and culture course
Koriyama For second-year students, global understanding course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, hometown revitalization course
Takatori Kokusai For first-year students, international culture course, international communication course
2008 Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Horyuji Kokusai For third- year students, history and culture course
Takada For first-year students, education course (taking Yamato-gaku as an elective subject)
Heijo For first-year students, education course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalization course
Horyuji Kokusai For second-year students, international humanities course
2009 Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Takada For first-year students, education course (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Heijo For second-year students, education course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalization course
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international culture course (taking comparative culture study as an elective subject)
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
2010 Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international culture course (taking comparative culture study as an elective subject)
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Takada For first-year students, education course (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Heijo For second-year students, education course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalization course
2011 Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international culture course (taking comparative culture study as an elective subject)
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Takada For first-year students, education course (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Heijo For second-year students, education course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalization course
2012 Nara-Suzaku For first-year students, architectural engineering course
Takada For first-year students (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalization course
Gojo For second-year students
Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international culture course
Totsukawa For first-year students
2013 Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Takada For first-year students (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international culture course
Nara-Suzaku For first-year students, architectural engineering course and tourism business course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalisation course
Gojo For first-year students
Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Totsukawa For first-year students
2014 Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Nara-Suzaku For first-year students, architectural engineering course
Takada For first-year students (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Takatori Kokusai For second-year students, international communication course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalisation course
Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Totsukawa For first-year students
Gojo For first-year students
2015 Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Nara-Suzaku For first-year students, architectural engineering course
Nikaido For second-year students, international understanding course
Takada For first-year students (taking foreign affairs as an elective subject)
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalisation course
Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Kashihara For first-year students
Unebi For second-year students, advance course
Gojo For first-year students
Yoshino For first-year students, forest science course
2016 Kashiba For first-year students
Ichijo For first-year students, humanities course
Tomigaoka For second-year students
Nara prefectural high school teachers of geography and history at Nara Prefectural Institute for Educational Research
Nara-Suzaku For first-year students, architectural engineering course
Nishinokyo For first-year students, regional revitalisation course
Horyuji Kokusai For third-year students, history and culture course
Sakurai For first-year students
Unebi For second-year students, advance course
Narakita For first-year students
Gojo For first-year students
World Heritage LectureWorld Heritage Lecture

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