Ever since assuming the leadership of the University of Tokyo, I’ve wanted to share my thoughts and activities as president with members of the university, as well as the larger community outside our institution. With my research field being connected to the ocean, I’d always kept a log during my time conducting surveys and being out at sea. Now, having embarked on my journey as UTokyo’s skipper, I would like to share with all of you my record of this latest voyage, through the UTokyo President’s Log.
Teruo Fujii, 31st President of the University of Tokyo
UTokyo PLog #2023-UT-17
Date & Time: September 9, 2023
Location: Ito Hall
Latitude/Longitude: 35°42'36.6"N / 139°45'37.5"E Open in Google Maps
I attended the graduation ceremony of the most recent class (Round 28) of the University of Tokyo Executive Management Program (UTokyo EMP).
I presented certificates to each of the 18 graduates.
I trust they will become active next-generation leaders, applying their perspective encompassing the wide-ranging academic knowledge they gained through the program and drawing on their capability to shape the agenda.
UTokyo PLog #2023-E-12
Date & Time: September 1, 2023
Location: Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus
Latitude/Longitude: 35°42'46.4"N / 139°45'40.0"E Open in Google Maps
I attended the opening ceremony of the Kenzaburo Oe Library, a repository holding a wide variety of resources related to the late author and Nobel literature laureate.
I trust many people will discover Oe’s work through the library and hope it will lead to the creation of a growing circle of people engaging in dialogue with his work and delving into the diverse knowledge they have gained through such dialogue.