Dongguk University and Toyo Unverisity made an academic exchange agreement in 1995; however, since then there has not been considerable, active exchange. Thus, in March 2014, Takemura Makio, president of Toyo University, IRCP Reseacher, held a meeting with Jung Seung-Suk, Deanof College of Buddhist Studiesat Dongguk University, in which they agreed to invigorate research exchange between the two schools. First, they agreed to hold ongoing research conferences for two years. Second, these research conferences would be held in South Korea and Japan twice each year. Third, they decided on "Changes in Korean and Japanese Buddhism in the 20th Century and Beyond" as a research theme.
Report: Newsletter No. 10