The local symposium was taken place at Oguni-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata

The first local symposium was held at Oguni-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata from Saturday, June 8th to Sunday, 9th 2013 as one of the third year’s activities throughout Japan.
The first local symposium was held at Oguni-machi, Nishiokitama-gun, Yamagata from Saturday, June 8th to Sunday, 9th 2013 as one of the third year’s activities throughout Japan.
On the first day, we went to Kirisutokyo Dokuritu Gakuen, that has Christian ethics for nearly 80 years, and heard the explanation with Mr. Yamaguchi, who is a vice-town mayor. Then we also went and saw ex-Kotamagawa elementary school, that had been closed despite of renovation under advanced idea and now is used as an atelier by an artist.
On the second day, we had the local symposium. Takano explained the activities done in previous two years, and were given case reports from Mr. Inoue, who runs Kodomoen at Kaneyama-machi, Yamagata and Mr. Nishina in Oguni-machi. After that we had discussion under the following themes, “sustainable society,” “environmental education” and “community-based.”