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Alumni Reunion held in Tokyo


On Friday, December 17, an Osaka University Alumni Reunion was held in the Gakushi Hall in Kanda, Tokyo.

Heretofore, a yearly alumni reunion has been a part of Homecoming during the Ichou Festival each year in May, a time when alumni are urged to "come home." However, in response to a strong request for a reunion to be held in the Tokyo area, the second alumni reunion was held.

This December 2010 reunion was very successful with over 250 in attendance and participation by President Washida, trustees, deans of schools, and alumni representing several generations.

The first portion of the reunion program began with greetings from President Washida. His greetings were followed by the lecture, "Japan in International Society -- Challenges and Prospects" by one of university graduates, YABUNAKA Mitoji, Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Adviser, Nomura Research Institute. He talked about the relationship between the world and Japan.

After a short break, the second portion of the program, a time for socializing and mixing, began with greetings from Former President KUMAGAI Nobuaki on behalf of the Alumni Association and a toast given by FUKUWATARI Yasushi, Director of the Osaka University Medical School Alumni Ichou Association, Tokyo. This portion of the reunion was very productive with alumni within and across generations interacting, exchanging business cards, and reawakening enthusiasm for their alma mater.

Into this atmosphere, a performance of Osaka University student songs by the Osaka Male Chorus, former members of the Osaka University Male Chorus, enlivened this very successful reunion in Tokyo all the more.

Publicity and University-Community Collaboration Office,

Department of Planning and Publicity

Lecture by Mr. Yabunaka


 President Washida, Mr. Yabunaka, and international students


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