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(November 12, 2018)  Services and Benefits Updated

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(October 30, 2018)  Alumni Relations Representatives from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, Sweden visit UTokyo Alumni Office

On 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 2018

The 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.

(September 20, 2018) UTokyo Alumni Association in Bangladesh (UTAAB) Holds First General Meeting

The first general meeting of the UTokyo Alumni Association in Bangladesh was held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Serenity Banquet Hall of Ascott Residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The 28 participants who attended the event included 19 Bangladeshi alumni, nine Japanese alumni and guests. After opening remarks by Dr. Syed Emdadul Haque, His Excellency Mr. Yasuhiro Izumi, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh gave a congratulatory speech, followed by a message from UTokyo President Makoto Gonokami read on his behalf by UTokyo Director Kiyokazu Tomoyoshi.

After executive committee members were announced and approved, UTAAB'S newly appointed President Momtazuddin Bhuiyan gave a speech.

During the lunch reception that followed, attendees took part in a lively discussion on what UTAAB will do next, including holding a seminar, a gathering to network, strengthening exchanges with current Bangladeshi international students with an aim to further increase membership.

(August 16, 2018) Some of the Events to be Hosted by Overseas Alumni Associations on Homecoming Day 2018

As you may already know, the 17th Homecoming Day will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.
Some of the Homecoming Day events will be hosted by overseas alumni associations, namely: Stanford Silicon Valley Akamon-kai, Todai Beijing Friendship Association, Singapore Tansei-kai and UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Name of Alumni Association
Stanford Silicon Valley Akamon-kai
Lecture and the new opera “Monster”
Ito International Memorial Hall
Singapore Tansei-kai
"Singapore Divide"-Do you know real Singapore?
101 on 1F, Faculty of Law Bldg
UTokyo Alumni Association of Sri Lanka
Lecture "Field experience and tropical agriculture in Sri Lanka"
301 on 3F, Faculty of Law Bldg
Todai Beijing Friendship Association
Get-together meeting
Ito International Faculty Club
Why not drop in at one of these events?

(August 15, 2018) To International Students Graduating in Autumn 2018

Congratulations on your graduation from UTokyo.
Expand your global network with UTokyo alumni both at home and abroad.
We have effective tools to help you achieve this goal.

Further details can be viewed here.

(August 15, 2018) The First General Meeting of UTokyo Alumni Association of Bangladesh to be Held

We are pleased to inform you that the first general meeting of the UTokyo Alumni Association of Bangladesh will be held as follows:

☆Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:00pm-14:00pm
☆Venue:  Serenity Banquet Hall, Ascott the Residence Ltd.,Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. Opening remarks
2.  Messages from invited gusets
3. Confirmation of the organization such as the name, board members, etc.
 Candidates for Executive Board Members
4. Reception/self-introduction by each member, etc.
5. Closing remarks

If you are interested in joining this event, please contact us at utaa.adm(at) (Please replace (at) with @.)

(June 27, 2018) Lecture Meeting "Bridge between India and Japan" Held by Mr. Shrikrishna Kulkarni, Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

The lecture meeting "Bridge between India and Japan" by Mr. Shrikrishna Kulkarni was held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Conference Room on the 3rd floor of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia on the Hongo Campus. About 60 people including international students attended the event.

Besides being a great grandson of Indian National Father Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Kulkarni is Chairman of the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta as well as President of the UTokyo Alumni Association of India.

His talk started with his dynamic life history including his unique experiences as an international student of UTokyo, such as practicing Shorinji-Kempo, working as CEO of Fanuc India and then Panasonic India, participating in the "Walk of Hope" through which he traversed India longitudinally on foot, etc. in English as well as fluent Japanese. He said most of the significant events of his life were decided by someone other than himself and that he accepted every one of them as it was. We were impressed that he had appreciated all that happened to him.

During the Q and A session, Mr. Kulkarni answered every question from the participants with a lot of humor and sincerity. His message "I can't give you any advice. Instead, I will only share my experiences." well expresses his humbleness.

After the whole session was over, many of the attendants lined up, waiting to ask Mr. Kulkarni personal questions face-to-face.

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