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Events for Alumni

Below is an introduction to various events for alumni held by Osaka University. We hope to see you at one (or more) of these events!

Osaka University Homecoming Week 2020 – Osaka University Alumni Reunion Online!


This year, Homecoming Day, the annual event for OU Family (students, alumni, and staff from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies) to get together on campus will be held online as  Homecoming Week 2020” to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Invite your current and former classmates as well as faculty and staff to join this event. Access digital content only available for a limited period of time to take a stroll down memory lane at OU!

The special page for Homecoming Week can be found here!

*Videos will be posted to this special page during Homecoming Week.

(No applications are required, and participation is free.) 

Join us for Online Social Gatherings!

For more details, click here! (The deadline for applications is Sunday, November 8, 2020.)

*You can view the flyer for this event by clicking the image on the right. ->


Homecoming Week

Saturday, November 28 ~ Saturday, December 5, 2020

Featured content

• Alumni Talk Session (video content)

In this talk session, alumni and current OU students will look at the past, present, and future of Osaka University and discuss what roles the university and alumni will play in social change in this era of COVID-19, as well as what they expect from current and former OU students in the future.


- INOUE Yukari (Managing Director for Japan and Korea, Kellogg Company; 1985 graduate, School of Economics)
- TANIGUCHI Tatsunori (Founder/CEO, Remohab Inc.; 2006 graduate, Faculty of Medicine)
- KITAOKA Tomohiro (2nd year, master's course, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science); TSUCHIYA Fumika (4th year, Spanish language major, School of Foreign Studies)
(Facilitator: YAGI Ekou (Professor, Osaka University Center for the Study of CO*Design))

• Homecoming Videos

(1)   News at OU (NISHIO Shojiro, Osaka University President)

Greeting (KISHIMOTO Tadamitsu, President, Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations)

(2)    OU in the era of COVID-19

TANAKA Toshihiro (Osaka University Executive Vice President; 1980 graduate, School of Engineering)

KUMANOGOH Atsushi (Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University; 1991 graduate, Faculty of Medicine)

(3)    OU Students Giving it Their All

This video will feature activity by current OU students as they do their best while coping with the effects of COVID-19.

• Online Social Gathering (on Zoom)

We will be holding our very first online alumni social gathering as a new form of social interaction in the new era of COVID-19.

There will be a general gathering for all members of the OU family, as well as individual sessions for alumni who graduated during the 2000-01, 2010-11, and 2014-15 academic years.

How to participate 

(1) Videos

During Homecoming Week, you can view the above mentioned videos on the special page for Homecoming Week 2020 or the MyHandai app.

(Prior registration is not required.)

(2) Online Social Gathering

Apply via the participation form to be posted to the special page for Homecoming Week 2020 by Sunday, November 8. (Applications will be accepted from Monday, October 5.)

Details (Zoom meeting room information, etc.) will be sent via email at a later date.


  • General session: 50
  • Individual sessions by graduation year (2000-01/2010-11/2014-15): 30 each

*Participation is free for this event.
*Applications will be closed once capacity for the online social gathering has been reached.
*For more details, view this special webpage for Homecoming Week 2020.

Osaka University Homecoming Day

Homecoming Day is an event where alumni, faculty, and staff members from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies gather together on campus to deepen their ties as members of the OU Family.
The Icho Festival also takes place on Homecoming Day! Come and enjoy a lively, fun-filled day on campus!

2018ホームカミングデイ 2019ホームカミングデイ
(Left: 13th Homecoming Day [April 2018] Right: 14th Homecoming Day [May 2019])

WhenWhereMain Events
End of April or beginning of May (during the Icho Festival) Osaka University Toyonaka Campus (Osaka University Hall, etc.) [Ceremony/Stage Performances/Lectures]
Report on recent events at Osaka University
Alumni lectures/student stage performances
[Social Gathering]
Intended for members of the OU Family

For more details about Homecoming Day, click here.

In light of the effects of the novel coronavirus, the Homecoming Day scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020 has been cancelled.

Click here for more information on Homecoming Day 2020.

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo

The Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo is an event held in December at which alumni and related individuals from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies residing in the Kanto area can get together and deepen their ties as members of the OU family. Even if you're not currently residing in the Kanto area, you're still welcome to attend! We encourage you to brings friends and family to this event as well. We hope to see you there!


(A scene from the 11th Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo [December 7, 2019])

WhereMain Events
First Saturday in December Tokyo [Ceremony/Stage Performances]
Report on recent events at Osaka University
Stage performances by alumni
[Social Gathering]
Intended for members of the OU Family
Includes performance by the Osaka University Cheerleading Party!

For more details about the Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo, click here.

NEW Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo 2020

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Venue: Tokyo International Forum (Yurakucho)

Details: To be published at a later date

Other events for alumni

Osaka University also holds other events for alumni. More information on these events can be found below.

Inheritance Seminar

In addition to a special seminar by a trusted, experienced specialist and Osaka University graduate, attendees can also consult with tax accountants and inheritance specialists who are graduates of OU in personal consultation sessions.
Those who have concerns regarding inheritance or want to know specific measures regarding inheritance are encouraged to attend.

For details on past Inheritance Seminars, click here.

To see past events for alumni, click here.

Alumni/External Affairs Section, Social Collaboration Division, Co-Creation Promotion Department, Osaka University
1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
Tel: 06-6879-7197
[For inquiries] alumni-info[at]
[To apply] alumni-app[at]
(Please replace [at] with @ when contacting these addresses.)

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