A Record 560 Attend Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo!
2016.12.6 Tue
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A Record 560 Attend Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo!

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the "Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo" was held at Gakushikaikan in Kanda, Tokyo. A record 560 graduates from Osaka University and Osaka University of Foreign Studies, the majority living in the Kanto region of eastern Japan, came together as an OU Family.

In the ceremony and lecture held during the first part of the Reunion, Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro gave a speech on current events at Osaka University, 12th President of Osaka University and Director of the Osaka University Federation of Alumni Associations KUMAGAI Nobuaki greeted attendees, and KUBO Keiichi (Chair, the Tokyo Branch of the Osaka University School of Economics Alumni Association "Tokyo Machikanekai") gave a report on recent activities as Representative of the Kanto/Tokyo Branch of the Federation of Alumni Associations.

Following this, TOYOSHIMA Koji (1985 graduate of the School of Engineering; Chief Engineer for Prius, Mid-size Vehicle Company MSZ ZF,  Toyota Motor Corporation), gave a lecture entitled "Toyota and Me - Looking Back on my 30-Year Ride with Toyota." Attendees listened intently to Mr. Toyoshima's intriguing lecture.

The social gathering in the second part of the Reunion was kicked off with a toast by ONOE Yuki (Chair, Osaka University North American Alumni Association). For this Reunion, a special invitation was sent to those alumni celebrating their 10th year since graduation, filling the room with the joy of reuniting with old friends from and having friendly conversation. The deans in attendance were also able to deepen their connections with OU alumni. An enjoyable time was had by thanks to our bright and cheerful MC OGAWA Mayu (freelance announcer; 2008 graduate, School of Foreign Studies).

We would like to give our sincerest thanks for the large turnout. We will be holding even more events in the future for members of the "OU Family" as listed below. Details on these upcoming events will be posted on the Osaka University Official website at a later date. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Future Alumni Events

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12th Homecoming Day (Osaka University Toyonaka Campus)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Nagoya

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo

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