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(September 6, 2017) UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka Just Established


The UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka was just established on Monday, September 3, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is the 53rd UTokyo overseas alumni association.

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/alumni/alumni_association.html

A total of fifteen participants including alumni and guests attended the inaugural meeting.

After the opening remarks made by Prof. Mangala De Zoysa, Senior Professor of the University of Ruhuna, His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma,  Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka gave a complimentary message. In his speech, His Excellency Mr. Suganuma stressed the importance of human relations nurtured during school days at the University of Tokyo.

These messages were followed by remarks from the UTokyo President (read by Mr. Mori, Director of UTokyo Alumni Office), with Dr. (Ms.) R. M. Udayangani Ratnayake, the General Secretary of the Japanese Graduates' Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS) as a guest.

After the approval of the new board members including Dr. Indika Palihakkara, Lecturer, the University of Ruhuna, as President, Dr. H. D. Karunaratne, former President of JAGAAS, Japan Foundation fellow at The University of Tokyo and Senior Professor, Faculty of Management and Finance, the University of Colombo made a short presentation on economic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan.  

(August 23, 2017) To International Students Graduating in Autumn 2017


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(July 11, 2017) Lecture Entitled “The Future of China Focused on Human Resources” Hosted


On July 4th, 2017, Mr. Yuji Miyauchi, former Director of UTokyo Beijing Office, gave a lecture entitled “The Future of China Focused on Human Resources” on the Hongo Campus hosted by the UTokyo Alumni Association/UTokyo Alumni Office. The Conference Room 002 on the basement floor of Sanjo Conference Hall was filled with almost 50 participants in spite of the slightly typhoon-like weather.

Mr. Miyauchi discussed many eye-opening topics, including how the number of university students has skyrocketed in China over the past ten years while the number of international students studying in Japan has remained relatively the same, how China is accepting so many international students as a national policy, and also how all these factors will affect international relations in the future, all while using a great amount of data to explain his points.

According to the questionnaire results, most of the audience was awed with the wide range of data and the lecturer's specific knowledge.

Also, some of them requested a larger room since the venue was so crowded with participants.
 


(July 10, 2017) General Meetings of New York Icho-kai and Akamonkai Mexico Held

General Meetings of the New York Icho-kai and Akamonkai Mexico were held as follows:

New York Icho-kai
On June 16th, the 16th General Meeting of the NY Icho-kai was held in New York.
More than 150 alumni attended the meeting. This number is much larger than that of last year.
The participants include Mr. Kenichiro Sasae, the Ambassador of Japan to the US, as president of the NY Icho-kai .

Akamonkai Mexico
On June 28, a General Meeting of Akamonkai Mexico was held in Mexico City, Mexico. Twenty-one alumni attended the meeting. Of the total number, four members were Mexican alumni while 17 were Japanese. It is the first time that the number of Japanese alumni far surpassed the number of Mexicans, perhaps because many Japanese companies are now actively operating in Mexico.

The schedule for General Meetings hosted by other overseas alumni associations is as follows: 

Name of Alumni Association Venue Scheduled date
Philippines Akamonkai Manila, the Philippines August 25, 2017
United Kingdom Akamonkai London, the UK October 6, 2017

(July 6, 2017) UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka to be Established Soon

We are pleased to inform you that the UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka will be established on Monday, September 3, 2017 in Sri Lanka. It will be the 53rd UTokyo overseas alumni association.

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/alumni/alumni_association.html

The meeting is organizedy  mainly by former international students including Dr. Indika Palihakkara of the University of Ruhuna as follows:

  • Date/time: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Venue : Conference room, Hecter Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research & Training Institute (HARTI) ,114,Wijerama Mawatha,Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

If you are interested in joining this event, please contact us at utaa.adm(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp. (Please replace (at) with @.)

(July 6, 2017) UTokyo Alumni Association of Lao PDR Newly Established

We are pleased to inform you that the UTokyo Alumni Association of Lao PDR was established on Monday, July 3, 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It is the 52nd UTokyo overseas alumni association.

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/alumni/alumni_association.html

A total of 19 alumni, including Japanese/Lao alumni who are members of the Japanese Embassy, JICA, WHO and LuxDev, Lao Ministry of Health, Kansai Electric Power, etc., attended the inaugural meeting.

The meeting was co-chaired by His Excellency Mr. Takeshi Hikihara, Ambassador of Japan to Lao PDR and Professor Masamine Jimba (Department of Community and Global Health, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo), and was facilitated by Mr. Outavong Phathammavong. In his opening remarks, His Excellency Mr. Hikihara expressed the importance of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Lao PDR in contributing to strengthening the relationship between Japan and Lao PDR. These remarks were followed by remarks from the UTokyo President (read by Prof. Jimba), with the president of JAOL (Japan Alumni of Laos) as a guest and video on construction of the Nam Ngiap Hydropower Project explained by Mr. Yamabayashi of Kansai Electric Power.
After the approval of the new members including Mr. Soulivanh Phengxay as President, Prof. Jimba made a short presentation on sustainable development in the health sector of Lao PDR, which inspired the participants.

(June 8, 2017) UTokyo Alumni Association of Lao PDR to Be Established Soon

We are pleased to inform you that the UTokyo Alumni Association of Lao PDR is soon to be established in Vientiane. It will be the 52nd UTokyo overseas alumni association.

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/alumni/alumni_association.html

The inaugural meeting is scheduled to be held as follows:
Date/time: Monday, July 3, 2017
Venue:  Crown Plaza Hotel
Participation fees: 320,000 LAK per person (about 4,200 JPY)

20 registrants include Japanese/Lao alumni ranging from members of the Japanese Embassy, JICA, WHO, Laos, Ministry of Health, Kansai Electric Power, etc.

If you are interested in joining the event, please contact us at utaa.adm@gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp.