Regional development aims to revitalize the region economically and culturally, and at the same time, to create a new mechanism for the residents themselves. In recent years, not only local residents but also volunteers from outside the region have been involved in various developments, and there are an increasing number of regions and organizations that are promoting collaborative and cooperative activities with universities.
School of Humanities and Human Sciences of Regional Studies (Takuya Hayashi's Seminar) of the Faculty of Letters holds a graduation thesis presentation (commonly known as "Rakushukai") every year in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture (Wara Okoshi Kyogikai), which has a close relationship with faculty members. Rakushukai is a place where students conduct surveys all over the country, present their graduation thesis, and based on that content, exchange heated discussions with participating residents about community development, tourism promotion, and regional revitalization. By asking questions from participants with various occupations and values, students can reconsider their own research from multiple perspectives, and participants can learn about the challenges and solutions of other regions. By doing so, it will be possible to use it as a reference for future activities.