2020 University of Tokyo Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony Held
The University of Tokyo AY 2020 Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Friday, September 18, 2020.
The ceremony was held only with 25 representative graduates, in order to minimize risk of infection of the novel coronavirus. With the attendance of President Gonokami, executive vice presidents and deans of the graduate schools and faculties on the stage in their academic gowns, the ceremony began. President Gonokami awarded diplomas to two of the representative graduates (Mr. KYAW THU MOE from a doctoral course of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Ms. HAN Leah from the College of Arts and Sciences). President Gonokami then gave a speech to the graduates, and the two representative graduates made addresses in reply on behalf of the entire graduating class, after which the ceremony was concluded.
A livestream of the ceremony was provided, and watched by many graduates and their families who were unable to attend the ceremony, as well as the general public.
A script of President Gonokami’s speech for the ceremony is available for viewing online here.