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Connecting the northern corridor of Perth with Japan and the world

Friday, 10 August 2012

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During a recent visit to Tokyo by ECU President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox, and the Chief Executive Officer of Yanchep Beach Joint Venture (YBJV), Mr Gin Wah Ang, discussions were held with the President and Director of Tokyu Corporation, Mr Hirofumi Nomoto, and President of the Tokyo City University, Professor Hideo Nakamura.

The long-term vision of Mr Ang is to establish an integrated, sustainable community of some 150,000 people or more in Yanchep and surrounds. The idea is that this carefully planned city will be well connected to the global village in which we all live, and will be a model of a community that enjoys a lifestyle that is prosperous and embraces good health, culture, sport and sustainable utilisation of the Earth’s resources.

Under the leadership of Mr Gin Wah Ang, YBJV have been collaborating with ECU for some five years now, in the areas of health, sports science, IT security, cultural activities and Indigenous scholarships.

Professor Cox said “It has been exciting for ECU to be involved in this visionary long-term plan for the development of a new city. We look forward to continuing our partnership with YBJV and with other universities, to become an exemplar for the rest of the World in generating and applying knowledge for the benefit of the present and future generations.”

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