Live A Cappella Concert by INSPi at Osaka University Homecoming 2017!
2017-4-30 (Sun) 10:00 -
Homecoming Day is an event for alumni and staff from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign studies to come together and deepen friendships as an "OU Family." This year, the professional a cappella group "INSPi," a group that was formed right here at OU, will be performing live on stage. They'll be performing on campus for the first time in quite a while!
On Homecoming Day, the spring festival, "Icho Festival," will also be in full bloom! We will also have childcare services available.
We hope you bring along your friends and family and have a great time at OU!
Please come and spend your day on the vibrant, green campus along with current students, their families, and members of the local community.
The online registration form can be found here!
*Due to venue preparations, we ask that you register by Monday, April 17.
Time and Date
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 10:00 ~ (Reception begins at 9:30)
Osaka University Toyonaka Campus
•10:00~11:40 - Ceremony and Stage Event [Osaka University Hall Lecture Hall]
•12:00~13:30 - Social Gathering [Café and Restaurant "Sora"]
• Ceremony and Stage Event
NISHIO Shojiro (President, Osaka University)
KUMAGAI Nobuaki (President of the Federation of Alumni Associations)
A Capella Concert
MC: SEKI Junko (Announcer, Kansai Telecasting Corporation; 1988 graduate, School of Human Sciences)
A professional a cappella group formed at Osaka University, INSPi was formed in the summer of 1997 under its original name, "inspiritual voices." In 1998, the group established an a cappella club under the same name. Later, the group changed its name to "INSPi" and made its major debut in 2001. The group has collaborated with a number of musicians, including NAGABUCHI Tsuyoshi and THE BOOM's MIYAZAWA Kazufumi. From February 2005, the group sang the second iteration of the song "Kono ki nan no ki?" for Hitachi commercials. From December 2015 to January 2016, the group sang "Do-Mi-So wa Harmony" for NHK's Minna no Uta (Songs for Everyone). INSPi is now focusing on live performances, with appearances both in Japan and overseas, at locations in Asia and South America, among others.
• Social Gathering - Café and Restaurant SORA
General public - 2,000 yen
University/high school students - 1,000 yen (Students in high school and below who are accompanied by an adult may attend free of charge. Attendees will be charged on the day of the event.)
Individuals who are in their fifth year since graduation (those who graduated during the 2011 academic year) - 1,000 yen*
*Those not of legal age may not consume alcohol at this event.
*To graduates celebrating the 5th anniversary of their graduation from OU
At this year's homecoming, we would like to extend a special invitation to those individuals who are in their 5th year since graduating from Osaka University (those who graduated between April 2011 and March 2012). We encourage you to invite your classmates and relive the memories of your university days.
In order to receive information about the university as well as upcoming events, we ask that you update your contact information. Those who do not have an update form or those who wish to respond by email should download a form here.
We've sent a letter of invitation to those whom the above privilege does not apply by mistake. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
400 (We will no longer be accepting applications once capacity is reached.)
*We ask that individuals with special needs please consult with staff prior to the event.
*We will also have childcare services available, so please feel free to bring your families. (Please enter information regarding childcare in the appropriate fields on your application for this event.)
*Applications can be made here.
The article regarding last year's Homecoming can be found here.
You can download the flyer for this event by clicking here. (PDF)
Alumni Office, Osaka University
Email: alumni-info[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address. This email address is for inquiries only.)