Message from the founder of TOYO PPP School
Former Chancellor of Toyo University
Japan’s degree of dependence on debt is higher than that of Greece or Spain. It is at the worst OECD level. What should we do to maintain and develop the country and its regions so as to avoid burdening our children’s and grandchildren’s generations? Failure is inevitable if we depend on public works projects. There is a limit to what private citizens can do. In such a situation, there is no other way forward than through public-private partnerships (PPP).
Since the fiscal 2006 launch of the Course of Public-Private Partnership,Graduate School of Economics, Toyo University has been operating the world’s first education and research institute specializing in PPP. In 2015, the institute became the only one in the world to receive certification from the United Nations as a PPP education and research institute for local governments. As a representative of Japan, this achievement is a great source of pride.
We’re hoping that the institute will be a place where talented human resources from across the country will come together and consider a future for Japan. Toyo University will spare no effort in supporting human resources who have strong ambitions.
Chair of the Course of Public-Private Partnership
Director of the Research Center
|Looking at the PPP market 10 years in the future to educate PPP leaders in every field.|
| PPP is not simply a method based on specific laws. It should be a wide concept which comprehensively entails conceptualizations on what kind of national and local governments are required in order to achieve a sustainable and abundant society, what actions should be taken by administrations and legislative assemblies, the rights and obligations of citizens, whether or not there are private business opportunities, and if it is possible to contribute to the development of global society.
The pillars of our PPP course are the three specialized courses of action which are clarified by this broad understanding of PPP: “city management,” “PPP business,” and “global PPP.”
Currently, the government’s PPP/PFI action plan calls for the output of a target value of 21 trillion yen in the span of 10 years, but I am considering a principle wherein all public works and public services are performed via PPP. Governmental expenditure of nominal GDP is approximately 120 trillion yen, but if even 10% of that amount were PPP, it would be proportionate many times over to the scope of the target value.
To facilitate the future explosive growth of PPP, we will remove the development bottleneck of a lack of human resources by educating PPP leaders in every field through our PPP course.