(December 19) UTokyo Alumni Association of China (Tokyo) Holds 2nd General Meeting
The UTokyo Alumni Association of China (Tokyo) held its 2nd general meeting at Sanjo Conference Hall on the Hongo Campus in the afternoon of Saturday, December 8, 2018.
40 Chinese alumni including President of the Tokyo Alumni Association of China (Tokyo), Professor Jie Liu, Waseda University, who graduated from the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology in 1993, Dr. Yan Hao, who graduated from the Graduate School of Medicine in 1993, Advisor to President of the Tokyo Alumni Association of China (Tokyo), Chairman & CEO of EPS Holdings, Inc., Ms. Wan Wang, Spouse of Ambassador, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Japan, who graduated from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1992, attended the event.
At the opening, Mr. Ning Ding, Secretariat of the UTokyo Alumni Association of China (Tokyo), who graduated from the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences in 2005, reported its activities and Ms. Wan Wang was elected as new president, followed by Professor Teruo Fujii, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo, who presented a lecture titled ”University that drives changes.”
At the networking reception, Professor Norio Matsuki, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo, made a toast speech. Lively exchanges were made among participants during the reception. As Chinese alumni living in Japan expand their activities to business fields as well as academic areas, exchange activities will be further promoted in cooperation with the University.
(December 17, 2018) Professor Makoto Gonokami, President of the University of Tokyo, Attends Event Hosted by UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan
Professor Makoto Gonokami, President of the Univeristy of Tokyo visited Taiwan with Professor Teruo Fujii, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo from December 10 to December 12, 2018 at the invitation of Ministry of Education Taiwan.
First, President Gonokami paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Rai Hau-min, former President of the Judicial Yuan and former president of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan in the afternoon of December 11th.
In the evening of the same day, the UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan held an alumni event and heartily welcomed 4 delegates from the University of Tokyo including President Gonokami and Executive Director and Vice President Fujii. The 59 participants included 48 Taiwanese alumni and 2 representatives from Ministry of Education Taiwan.
Dr. Liao Wei Ming, president of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan, gave a welcome speech, followed by President Gonokami, who presented a lecture titled ”University contributing to the betterment of future society based on Future Society Initiatives.”
After the speech, President Gonokami and Executive Director and Vice president Fujii went around every table and had a face to face conversation with each participant.
It was the first opportunity for Taiwanese alumni to welcome President Gonokami, thus making it a significant event for all the participants.
(December 6, 2018) UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan Holds Networking Event in Kaohsiung, TaiwanThe UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan held an alumni event in Kaohsiung, a massive port city in southern Taiwan, on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
The 22 participants included 20 Taiwanese alumni and two Japanese, namely Professor Teruo Fujii, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo, who was visiting the city to attend an international conference, and Mr. Kazuhito Mori, Director of the Alumni Office.
Dr.Wei-Chung Teng, Alumni Secretariat of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Taiwan, reported on the association's latest activities, followed by Professor Fujii, who presented a lecture titled ”Latest Activities of UTokyo.”
It was the first opportunity for Taiwanese alumni living in the southern area to welcome guests from UTokyo, thus making it a significant event for all the participants.
(November 25, 2018) UTokyo Alumni Association of Nepal (UTAAN) Holds Benkyoukai in Kathmandu, Nepal
The meeting called “Benkyoukai” (workshop) was held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Hotel Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The 21 participants including 19 Nepali and two Japanese alumni attended the meeting. After opening remarks by Mr. Ram Prasad Bhandari, President of UTAAN and self-introductions from each member, Mr. Kiyokazu Tomoyoshi, Director of the UTokyo Alumni Office gave an update on UTokyo and its alumni activities, followed by Mr. Hiroshi Yoshino, Director of the UTokyo India Office, who provided information on the “Study in Japan Global Network Project.”
Afterwards, all participants exchanged opinions about this project and discussed how to increase the number of excellent Nepali students studying in Japan.
UTAAN kindly agreed to cooperate regarding this project.
Thanks to the arrangements made by members of UTAAN, starting the next day，Monday, November 26, 2018, Mr. Yoshino and Mr. Tomoyoshi were able to pay a visit to various universities, high schools and institutions, thus leading to the completion of a survey on the current situation of Nepali students as a first step of this project.
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(October 30, 2018) Alumni Relations Representatives from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Sweden visit UTokyo Alumni OfficeOn October 29, 2018, Ms. Hanna Sundelin, Project Manager of Alumni Relations, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Ms. Erica Ojermark Strzelecka of Stockholm University visited the UTokyo Alumni Office on the Hongo Campus for the first time. They came to Tokyo to host the first joint alumni event which was scheduled for October 30, 2018.
Though UTokyo has held exchanges with both of the universities under the strategic partnership project, it is the first time for the alumni relations representatives of these universities to visit the UTokyo Alumni Office.
A lively discussion was made on how to engage alumni in alumni activities and how to recruit excellent students with support from alumni. Through this discussion, common issues were identified such as how to design effective events for the whole four- or six-year school period that will make more current students interested in alumni activities, the importance of advertisements and explanations in making alumni activities known to all, etc.
(October 29, 2018) UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka Hosts Joint Networking Event with UTokyo Sri Lankan Student Association (UTSLSA) on the Homecoming Day 2018The UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka and the UTokyo Sri Lanka Student Association (UTSLSA) co-hosted a networking event on the Homecoming Day that was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
About 35 people, including international students mainly from Sri Lanka, UTokyo students who attended the 2018 Hands-on Activity Program "SDGs Fieldwork Experiences in Sri Lanka," and Mr. Roshan Gamage, Minister of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, attended the event.
First, Dr. Indika Rohan Palihakkara of University of Rufuna/President of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka, who was staying at Tokyo to attend the World Lake Conference, presented a lecture on tropical agriculture, followed by reports made by seven UTokyo students who joined the 2018 Hands-on Activity Program "SDGs Fieldwork Experiences in Sri Lanka."
After the whole session was over, Mr. Hiroshi Yoshino, Director of the UTokyo Office in India introduced the "Study in Japan Global Network Project" and Mr. Roshan Gamage, Minister of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, gave a speech. At the end of the event, the participants lively exchanged discussion with each other.