Reports 事業報告

Social Cooperation 社会連携


Collaborating with Stakeholders as an Educational and Research Institution to Become a University Open to Society

地域とともに企業の未来を考えるオンラインシンポジウムを開催 Held an Online Symposium to Explore the Future of Companies with Locals


  • 土村 武史 氏 (東京都産業労働局商工部 部長)
  • 赤尾 由美 氏 (アカオアルミ株式会社 代表取締役会長)
  • 花輪 篤稔 氏 (東京彫刻工業株式会社 代表取締役)
  • 西川 喜久 氏 (株式会社西川精機製作所 代表取締役)
  • 吉田 秀樹 氏 (株式会社スリーエス 代表取締役)


On December 17, 2020, the University and The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank jointly held “The Vitality of East Tokyo and Challenges of Local SMEs," an online symposium sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. With the aim of contributing to the industrial promotion of East Tokyo, the region which is home to The Tokyo Higashi Shinkin Bank, which has concluded an industry-academic collaboration agreement with the University, Professor Satoshi Yamamoto (Faculty of Business Administration and Deputy Director of the Industry-Government-Academia Partnership Center), a researcher on business management of small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, coordinated the symposium. In the panel discussion, CEOs of local SMEs discussed the difficulty of business continuation during the COVID-19 pandemic. A large number of SMEs is concentrated in the eastern part of Tokyo. Many of them are growing their businesses by acquiring and utilizing diverse human resources and developing new sales channels while working with the local community. Many are also expanding globally. In addition, as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government enacted the "Vision for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tokyo" in FY 2019. This proves that the field is attracting political attention. The symposium had about 400 attendees. Five panelists spoke about the difficulties of continuing business during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how to conduct business with a positive attitude. For conducting the symposium, we made a courtesy visit to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike in October 2020, and received a video message for the symposium.

  • Mr. Takeshi Tsuchimura (Senior Director, Commerce and Industry Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government)
  • Ms. Yumi Akao (Representative Director and Chairman, Akao Aluminum Co., Ltd.)
  • Mr. Atsutoshi Hanawa (President, Tokyo Chokoku Marking Products Co., Ltd.)
  • Mr. Yoshihisa Nishikawa (President, Nishikawa Seiki Co., Ltd.)
  • Mr. Hideki Yoshida (CEO, 3S Co, Ltd.)


本学経営学部教授・産官学連携推進センター副センター長 山本聡