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Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo

2014-12-5 (Fri) -

As you are aware, a lot of Osaka University alumni live in the Kanto area, particularly in Tokyo; thus, we are happy to announce the "2014 Osaka University Alumni Reunion" has been planned for Friday, December 5.

There is room for more persons to attend, so attendees will be admitted until either the program begins or all seats are filled. [updated: December 5]

Date and time: Friday, December 5, 2014

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Gakushi Kaikan, 3-28 Kanda-nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Intended for: Osaka University-related persons including graduates from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies, current students, faculty, and staff at Osaka University

To make online application, go here.

Sponsored by: Osaka University

In cooperation with: Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations

For more information, contact: University-Community Division, Department of Publicity and University-Community Collaboration, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6444-5186



6:00 p.m. ~

  • Greeting & report on the current situation at Osaka University -- President Toshio HIRANO
  • Greeting -- Nobuaki KUMAGAI, Director, Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations
  • Lecture: "Incorporating behavioral economics into practical work," Fumio OHTAKE, Executive Vice President  


    7:30 p.m. ~ Time for mixing and reuniting

    Party fee: 3,000 yen

    To learn more about last year's Osaka University Alumni Reunion, go here.


    Lecturer: OHTAKE Fumio, Executive Vice President
    Lecture title: Incorporating behavioral economics into practical work
    Brief bio of Dr. Ohtake
    Born in 1961, Dr. Ohtake graduated from the School of Economics, Kyoto University. Following his graduation, he advanced to the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, where he obtained a doctor's degree in economics. After working as an assistant and lecturer at the School of Economics, Osaka University, he became an assistant professor, then a full professor in 2001, and later the director at the Institute of Social and Economic Research. Since then, he has held positions such as adviser to the president and adviser to the executive vice presidents. In July 2013, he was given the title of Osaka University Distinguished Professor. Since August 2013, he has served as an executive vice president. His specialties are behavioral economics and labor economics. In 2008 he won the Japan Academy Prize. He won the Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities for his book, The Future and Illusions of the Unfair and Stratified Society in Japan, Nikkei Inc. His publications include Competitions and a Sense of Fairness, Chuko Shinsho, and more. His latest publication is Economics in the Brain, co-authored, Discover Keisho. He has appeared regularly in the NHK's TV show, Oikonomia, since 2012.


    Osaka University Alumni Reunion -- December 5, 2013


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