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Rakugo and a Comedy Talk Session at Homecoming 2016!

2016-5-1 (Sun) 10:00 -

Since we have reached capacity for this event, applications are no longer being accepted. We would like to thank everyone who applied to attend. There are still a few openings for the social event at Café and Restaurant SORA, so those interested can apply on the day of the event. (updated April 25 - 17:00)

Time and Date

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00 ~ (Reception begins at 9:30)


Osaka University Toyonaka Campus


• 10:00 ~ 11:40 Ceremony/Rakugo/Comedy Talk Session - Lecture Hall, Osaka University Hall (Former E-gokan Building)

• 12:00 ~ 13:30 Social Gathering - Café & Restaurant SORA

Ceremony/Rakugo/Comedy Talk Session

  • Greeting - NISHIO Shojiro (President, Osaka University)
  • Osaka University Federation of Alumni Association Greeting - KUMAGAI Nobuaki (President, Federation of Alumni Association)
  • Rakugo "Enyohaku," HAYASHIYA Somejaku (1992 Graduate, School of Letters)
  • Comedy Talk Session "Osaka, OU, Nakanoshima" featuring KUSAKABE Yo (Physician/Writer and 1981 Graduate, Faculty of Medicine), NAKANO Toru (Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences and 1981 Graduate, Faculty of Medicine) and TAKASHIMA Kouji (Visiting Professor/Researcher, Osaka Tenmangu Shrine)

MC: SEKI Junko (1988 Graduate, School of Human Sciences/Announcer, Kansai Television)


• Social Gathering (Café & Restaurant SORA)

  • Fee: 2,000 yen (We will collect this fee on the day of the event. A discount will be given to students.)
  • Those not of legal age may not consume alcohol at this event.


400 (Once capacity is reached, we will no longer be taking applications.)

For a look at details for last year's Homecoming Day, click here.


Alumni Office, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6879-7196

Email: alumni-info[at] (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address. This email address is for inquiries only.)

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