Purpose of internship
One major theme in developing activities at USP is to help revitalize the region through promoting international exchange of food.
With the declining birthrate and the aging of the population happening at the same time today, it has become an urgent issue in every local region to work out actions to curb the decreasing population of their community.
In coping with the issue efforts have focused on attracting inbound tourists to local regions. No doubt that the inbound tourists have greatly underpinned the revival of rural areas, and we believe that essential to Toyama in particular are the efforts to reinvigorate the local economy by maximizing the use of "food" and "nature"― an enormous and unique tourism resource in the region.
Under such circumstances, Urayama Gakuen has been acknowledged as an official organization based on " the guidelines on certification of cooking skills of Japanese cuisine overseas" prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
the guidelines on certification of cooking skills of Japanese cuisine overseas(Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries HP)
Our mission at Urayama Gakuen, a higher educational institution open to the local communities, is to help revitalize the local economy by attracting more overseas tourists to Japan and Toyama through utilizing the certified system described above.