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10th Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo -- featuring a concert by a cappella group INSPi!

2018-12-1 (Sat) 15:00 -

 

*Delivering the best pre-reunion to you*

You can't have a reunion without a good reason. We hope that the "Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo" will allow you to find your reason to reunite. Enjoy great food and the beautiful voices of INSPi in a place that's easy to access and meet up. Don't hesitate to bring along your family and former classmates!

 

[ A Cappella Concert - INSPi ]

The professional a cappella group "INSPi" was originally born as the a cappella group "inspiritual voices" at Osaka University in the summer of 1997 and developed into an OU official student group. In 1998, the group changed its name to "INSPi" and made its major debut in December 2001.

From February 2005, the group sang the second iteration of the song "Kono ki nan no ki?" for Hitachi commercial, and in 2015, they began their “Honki de Yattemita (Commitment to Excellence)” series on YouTube, which features covers of various songs with music scores. They engaged in the music production from arrangement, mixing, to producing videos of the songs for themselves. The group now has over 26,000 subscribers, and their cover of "Dragon Night" by "SEKAI NO OWARI" received 200,000 views in its first month.

Their on-stage performance will truly inspire you, from the harmony the group has developed over their 10+ year professional careers, their lovable personalities, and the sense of unity they create with the audience.

INSPi OFFICIAL WEBSITE

[ MC ] MORITA Marie

A native of Takarazuka, Hyogo, Ms. Morita graduated from the Vietnamese Language Department at the School of Foreign Studies, Osaka University in 2017, after which she entered NHK as an announcer. While attending Osaka University, she served as Goodwill Ambassador for Hyogo Prefecture/Flower Princess Hyogo 2015.

Currently, Ms. Morita serves as a reporter and newscaster for NHK Niigata's "Niigata News 610."

Ms. Morita's introduction page at NHK Niigata (link in Japanese)

 

How to apply

You can apply by clicking here.

Those individuals who wish to apply by post or fax should apply here. (Please use the application form found on the second page.)

*Please apply by Monday, November 19.

To alumni celebrating 10 years since their graduation

Those individuals who will be celebrating 10 years since their graduation (those who graduated between April 2008 and March 2009) are cordially invited to attend the social gathering following this alumni reunion at half price (2000 yen). 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.

Date and time

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 15:00 ~ 18:00 (Doors open at 14:30)

Venue

Hall B7, Tokyo International Forum (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo) [First time for this event!]

Access

Program

•15:00~16:10 - Ceremony/Live music performance

Campus updates - Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro

Greeting - Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations President - KISHIMOTO Tadamitsu

A Cappella Concert - INSPi

[Student Project]

The Osaka University A Cappella Circle "inspiritual voices," which the members of INSPi participated in during their time at OU, will also make an appearance!

<For more information on inspiritual voices, click here.

•16:30 ~ 18:00 - Social Gathering

INSPi CDs will be on sale and the group will be in attendance for a signing session!

There will also be a performance by the Osaka University Cheerleading Party!

<For more information on the Osaka University Cheerleading Party, click here.>

*Cost of entry: 4,000 yen

Alumni celebrating their 10th graduation anniversary (graduated between April 2008 and March 2009): 2,000 yen

University students: 1,000 yen

High school students and younger: free

*Click here for a look at last year's Alumni Reunion in 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

Capacity for this event is 500 individuals, and registration is necessary. Individuals attending may be accompanied by guests.

*We ask that individuals with special needs please consult with staff prior to the event.

*We will also have childcare services available for children aged 3 months to 6th grade elementary school students, so please feel free to bring your families. (Please be sure to mention whether or not you require childcare services when you apply; details will be sent at a later date.)

(Childcare services will be run with support by the "Project for encouraging the setup of Temporary Nurseries for symposiums and workshops". This project supports the cost of establishing childcare facilities at events run by and/or at Osaka University.)

A request regarding up-to-date contact information

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.

In cooperation with

Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations

For more information, please contact

Alumni Section, Liaison Office for Osaka University Funds, Osaka University

Tel: 06-6879-7196

Email: (For inquiries) alumni-info[at]ml.office.osaka-u.ac.jp (Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.)

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