Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. announced on May 16 that it will promote initiatives for regional development and revitalization centered on Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture, based on a partnership agreement signed with University of Toyama (a national university) in May.
Centering on research and surveys through Mitsui Outlet Park Hokuriku Oyabe (Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture), the two parties will cooperate in a wide range of fields such as human resource exchange and development, community development, and social joint development projects, with the aim of regional development.
The outlet park will be used as a place for research, demonstration of experiments, and research presentations to promote innovative research. First, Mitsui Fudosan and University of Toyama have started three joint studies. Koji Onishi, professor at the university’s Faculty of Humanities, studied the ripple effects of “Outlet Park” on tourism resources in the city. Mr. Masami Oji, a professor of the Arts and Culture Department, will use “chocolate art” to promote the new region, and his associate professor, Shuichi Sugoi, will give a presentation using projection mapping.