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Osaka University Regional Alumni Reunions

In addition to Osaka and Tokyo, OU has been holding alumni reunions in locations throughout Japan since 2016 in order to expand and strengthen the bonds of the OU Family. (Past locations: 2016 - Okayama, 2017 - Nagoya, 2018 - Fukui).

 

Past events

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Kagawa (Saturday, July 27, 2019 at JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu (Kagawa))

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Fukui (Saturday, August 18, 2018 at The Grand Yours Fukui (3F, Hotel Fujita Fukui))

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Nagoya (Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Meitetsu New Grand Hotel)

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Okayama (Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Okayama Convention Center)

Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Kagawa (Saturday, July 27, 2019 at JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu (Kagawa)

On Saturday, July 27, the Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Kagawa was held with many alumni and other individuals in attendance. High school students from the area who attended the Osaka University Information Session held before the alumni reunion were also in attendance.

In Part 1, Dr. Yamanishi (1967 graduate, Faculty of Medicine; 1972 graduate, Graduate School of Medicine) gave a lecture entitled “Infection Control through Vaccines.”

In Part 2, the social gathering  began with a toast by Chairman SANO Tadashi of the Kagawa Ichokai (1973 graduate, School of Engineering). Volunteers from the Kagawa Ichokai livened the venue with their resounding rendition of the dormitory song of the former Osaka High School.

 

2019香川①(山西先生)

2019香川②(吉本さん)

 

2019香川③(佐野会長)

Mr. Yamanishi delivers a speech
MC YOSHIMOTO Tsukasa (2005 graduate, Engineering)
Chariman Sano proposes a toast
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Social gathering
A chorus performance by volunteers from the Kagawa Ichokai OU explanatory session

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Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Fukui (Saturday, August 18, 2018)

On Saturday, August 18, the Osaka University Alumni Reunion was held for the very first time in Fukui City. Some 280 members of the OU Family were in attendance, the majority of which were OU and Osaka University of Foreign Studies alumni from the Hokuriku, Kansai, Shikoku, and Tokai regions.

Junior and senior high school students from the area also attended an explanatory session on Osaka University that was held prior to the reunion.

At the ceremony/lecture, OU President Shojiro NISHIO provided some campus updates, while Kunio NOJI (Chairman of the Board, Komatsu Ltd.; 1969 graduate, School of Engineering Science) and Eizo KOBAYASHI (Chairman, Itochu Corporation; 1972 graduate, School of Engineering Science) gave greetings to those in attendance. Following this, Kei TSUKIYAMA (Author; 1992 graduate, School of Letters) gave an interesting, and sometimes amusing, lecture about her path to becoming an author as well as OGATA Koan and Tekijuku. Attendees listened intently to her lecture, which she closed by saying, "I was shown just how cool it is to study at university."

At the social gathering, a toast was given by Osaka University Fukui Alumni Association Chair Yukitoshi MAEDA (1968 graduate, School of Engineering), whose cooperation was pivotal for organizing and running this event. Those in attendance rekindled old friendships and even made some new ones, making for a lively, pleasant atmosphere. In addition, the Osaka University Sake Club spoke about their club activities, and in the second half of the gathering, a group of volunteers primarily consisting of members of the Osaka University Fukui Alumni Association joined in singing all of the dormitory songs from (the former) Osaka High School, livening the venue and delighting those in attendance.

2018福井①(築山さん)
2018福井②(小川さん)
A lecture by Ms. Tsukiyama MC Mayu OGAWA (2008 graduate, School of Foreign Studies) Chairman Maeda makes a toast

2018福井③(交流会)

2018福井⑤合唱 2018福井⑥(大学説明会)
A scene from the social gathering Volunteers join together in singing Osaka High School dormitory songs A scene from the explanatory session

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Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Nagoya (Saturday, September 23, 2017)

On Saturday, September 23, the Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Nagoya was held, with some 300 guests in attendance from the Chubu and Kanto areas, including a number of Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies alumni.

This was the second alumni reunion held outside of the Osaka and Tokyo areas following the alumni reunion held in Okayama last year. This reunion saw a large turnout from regional alumni chapters, corporate alumni associations of Toyota Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation, as well as the Fukui Prefecture Alumni Association. Attendees were able to connect with one another regardless of age or background.

During the ceremony/lecture, President NISHIO Shojiro spoke about current events at Osaka University. Following this, MORIKI Rumiko (Managing Director, Moriki Brewery; 1983 graduate, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences) gave a lecture on the history of sake and sake brewing that really showed her passion for her work.

The social gathering following the event began with a toast by YAMAMOTO Naoki (Senior Vice President, NTT West; 1987 graduate, School of Economics), and the raffle that followed, which has become something of a tradition, brought a ton of energy and excitement.

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Ms. Moriki's lecture

OGAWA Mayu (2008 graduate, School of Foreign Studies) was MC of the event.

Introduction of club activity in the LEGO® Club

2017名古屋③(日本酒) 2017名古屋⑤(乾杯) 2017名古屋⑥(交流会)

Introduction of club activity in the Sake Club

Mr. Yamamoto gives a toast

Our lucky raffle winners!

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Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Okayama (Saturday, August 20, 2016)

n Saturday, August 20, 2016, the Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Okayama was held at the Okayama Convention Center in Okayama city for the first time, with some 170 members of the OU family, including alumni and university-related individuals primarily residing in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, in attendance.

In the ceremony and lecture portion of the event, Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro gave a greeting and report on recent events at Osaka University, and afterwards, KUMAGAI Nobuaki (Director, Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations; 12th President of Osaka University) also greeted attendees. Following this, Osaka University Executive Vice President YOSHIKAWA Hideki (Industry-University Collaboration and Hospital Management) gave a lecture on the life of OGATA Koan, the founder of Tekijuku, which is one of the origins of Osaka University, as well as an Okayama city native, to which attendees listened very intently.

The social gathering following these lectures was kicked off by a toast from MIZUUCHI Junichi, head of the Okayama branch of the Osaka University Engineering Society (School of Engineering Alumni Association), and attendees enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones, while enjoying lively conversation that filled the venue.

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Current Events from Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro Greeting from KUMAGAI Nobuaki (Director, Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations) Lecture by Executive Vice President YOSHIKAWA Hideki
2016岡山④(乾杯発声) 2016岡山⑤(懇談会) 2016岡山⑥(抽選会)
A toast by MIZUUCHI Junichi (Head, Okayama Branch, Osaka University Engineering Society) A scene from the lively social gathering Raffle winners were presented with Osaka University Original Coffee and other OU merchandise

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