(November 22, 2023) Third UTAA (UTokyo Alumni Association)/SNUAA (Seoul National University Alumni Association ) Friendship Event Held at the Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
On November 10, 2023, from 6pm the Seoul National University Alumni Association (SNUAA) and the UTokyo Alumni Association (UTAA) held their third friendship event in the Sanjo Conference Hall on the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo.
The last event took place on March 2018 at the campus of Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea and it has been five years and eight months as the event had to wait for the end of the pandemic to resume.
A total of fifty-eight people attended the event, including H.E. Mr. Yun Dukmin, South Korean Ambassador to Japan; twenty-nine members from the SUNAA side, including eleven from South Korea, Mr. Kim Jongsup, President of SNUAA, and President Ryu Honglim of SNU; and twenty-seven attendees from UTAA including Mr. Shoji Muneoka, President of UTAA, and President Teruo Fujii of the University of Tokyo.
Following the opening remarks from UTAA President Muneoka and SNUAA President Kim, UTokyo President Fujii and SNU President Ryu talked about the relationship between the two universities and the future of the South Korea-Japan relationship, respectively, and Ambassador Yun made a toast before moving to dinner. After exchanging gifts and a Japanese-style traditional cheer from the University of Tokyo cheerleading club, Executive Vice President Atsushi Tsuda of the University of Tokyo and SNUAA Japan President Kim Duk Kil made closing remarks and the event ended successfully at 8pm.
Ahead of the event, a separate meeting was held among the two university presidents and senior members of the associations and universities, and it was a fruitful evening to fill the gap between the last event and now.