On the morning of May 11th, 2018, chair professor Ji Weidong, Director of Japan Research Centre of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Prof. Cheng Jinhua, Associate Dean of KoGuan School of Law, Prof. Zhu Mang, leader of department of constitutional and administrative law received Nishihara Shigeki, Former Mayor of Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, Executive Director of Shizuoka Prefecture Japan-China Friendship Association, Shi Jinggen, Director and Chief Representative of the Shanghai Representative Office of the Shizuoka International Economic Promotion Association, Li Jiannong, Chief Representative of Shanghai Office of Japan-China Science, Technology and Culture Center at the VIP room of Leo KoGuan School of Law Building.
Ji Weidong welcomed the visit of Nishihara Shigeki and his entourages. He introduced the latest information about Japan Research Centre, its research area in law and OBOR, specific research project and publishing books planned in detail. Nishihara Shigeki introduced Shizuoka City University, its educational ideas and a new kind of cooperation called MIJBC (Made in Japan by China). He also said there was a trend to promote the communication among universities in China and Japan, and Japanese companies can cooperate with their Chinese counterparts to achieve success.
Cheng Jinhua introduced the history of the school, subject ranking, the number of students, discipline construction, academic research, student exchanges and international programs of Koguan School of Law. The two sides exchanged views on the possibility of making SJTU a platform for joint education on international elites and exchange entrepreneurs. Both of them sincerely expect to start cooperation as soon as possible.
In the end, Ji Weidong invited Nishihara Shigeki to attend the inauguration ceremony of Japan Research Centre and give a keynote speech at the “One Belt One Road, China-Japan Cooperation” forum held in Japan at the end of October, 2018.
After the meeting, the two sides presented souvenirs and took a group photo as a commemoration.