Kyushu Graduation Thesis Contest: 10 finalists selected

PUBLISHED Jun 8, 2022

Inamori Kaikan Hall, the venue

The final judging for this year’s “Kyushu Graduation Thesis Contest that Makes You Want to Dance” will be held on June 25 at Kagoshima University’s Inamori Kaikan Hall.

It is the contest held this year for the first time by the Kagoshima-based company Nine States Local Partnership Board. In May, the company called for graduation theses related to the theme “Kyushu that makes you want to dance.” There were 25 submissions, and ten finalists have been selected.

In addition to Kagoshima, entries came from seven prefectures, including Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Tokyo, and Osaka. The selected dissertation for the finalists were “Public nature of music composition workshops and their applicability to city promotion,” “A study on the tea industry and regional development in a tea-producing region – A case study of Chiran tea in Minami-Kyushu City, Kagoshima Prefecture,” “The influence and relationship of community activities on students’ well-being: A case study of the Faculty of Regional Innovation, University of Miyazaki,” and others. There was also a paper about tourism strategies in Kagoshima, written by a student studying in the United Kingdom.

At the judging session, each finalist will give a 5-minute presentation. The audience can also participate in the judging process. The judging panel will include Kagoshima Mayor Takao Shimozuru and GMO Pepabo President Kentaro Sato.

Yukino Kadoma of the administrative office said: “We received a diverse collection of papers from various genres. What all the finalists have in common is their love for Kyushu and their passion for what they like and what they are interested in. Next year’s competition will be held in another prefecture, so if you live in Kagoshima, we hope you will join us for this year’s event.”

The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Advance registration is required (registration closes on June 17.