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Notice regarding the Graduation Ceremony and Graduate School Commencement Ceremony

2016-3-28 (Mon) -

The Graduation Ceremony and Graduate School Commencement Ceremony for the 2015~2016 academic year will be held as noted below:

  • Date & Time: Monday, March 28, 2016, from 11:30 to 13:10
  • Admission to the hall begins from 10:00 a.m. Please plan to enter no later than 11:00 a.m.
  • Venue: Osaka Castle Hall ["Osaka-jo Hall"] (a 5-minute walk from the JR Osaka Castle Park Station ["Osaka-jo Koen"] on the Loop Line or the Osaka Business Park Station on the subway Nagahori-Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line) Note: for access information in English, click here.


  • Parking is NOT available. Please do NOT come by car!
  • Please note that admission to the venue terminates 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the ceremonies. In other words, persons coming after 11:00 may be refused entrance to Osaka Castle Hall.
  • Furthermore, please note admission tickets are required for entrance to the venue and that a maximum of 2 persons may accompany a person bearing an admission ticket. Information on how to obtain admission tickets will be available to participants in the graduation and commencement ceremonies through KOAN web pages.

Ceremony Proceedings

  1. Opening Ceremony
  2. Conferral of Bachelor's Degrees
  3. Conferral of Kusumoto Awards
  4. Conferral of Master's Degrees
  5. Conferral of Juris Doctor Degrees
  6. Conferral of Doctorate Degrees
  7. Speech by the University President
  8. Commemorative Lecture
  9. Performance by Osaka University Male Choir and Osaka University Symphony Orchestra
  10. Closing Ceremony

Commemorative Lecture


Author, Physician

久坂部 羊氏


A 1981 graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Osaka University, KUSAKABE Yo trained in anesthesia and surgery at Osaka University Hospital.

After serving as an anesthesiologist at the Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, a general surgeon at the Kobe Ekisaikai Hospital, and a medical officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at diplomatic missions in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Dr. KUSAKABE has been engaged in at-home medical care for the elderly. He has also served as a specially appointed professor at Osaka University of Human Sciences.

As an author, he began contributing to the fan publication "VIKING" in his 20s, and made his novel debut with Haiyo-shin (Amputated Body Parts) in 2003. Since then, he has continued to produce works that point out problems in modern medicine and question the meaning of what it means to live and to die.

In 2014, he received the 3rd Japan Medical Novel Award for his novel entitled Akui (Evil Doctor).

In 2015, he received the 8th Kamigata Rakugo Script Award for "Ishokuya-san" (The Transplant Surgeon).

For questions or more information, please contact:

General Affairs Division, Department of General Affairs, Tel: 06-6879-7014

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