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550 attend Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo!

2017-12-6(Wed)

On Saturday, December 2, the 9th Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo was held at Gakushikaikan in Kanda, Tokyo, with some 550 members of the OU Family living in the Kanto Area, including Osaka University alumni and related individuals, in attendance.

President Nishio spoke about present situation at Osaka University during the ceremony in Part 1, which was followed by announcements regarding remarkable achievements by alumni and current students and introductions of trustees and deans.

Later, for the first time at the Tokyo Alumni Reunion, a live stage performance featuring KIYAMA Yusaku (1992 graduate of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies) was held, with Mr. Kiyama singing 5 of his songs, including his debut hit "home," and his newest track "Tabidachi," enchanting attendees with his powerful voice and touching melodies.

Following the performance, the talk between MC and NHK Announcer MORITA Marie (2017 graduate of the School of Foreign Studies) and Mr. Kiyama livened up the venue, with colorful banter and memorable quotes such as Ms. Morita's reaction to Mr. Kiyama's graduation year: "You graduated from OU the year I was born!"

The social gathering in part 2 of the reunion was kicked off by a lively toast from Mr. SHIMO Yoshihiro (2008 graduate of the School of Science), who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his graduation from OU. At the raffle during the gathering, winners were delighted to receive CDs signed by Mr. Kiyama and OU Coffee from President Nishio.

Finally, the Osaka University Cheerleading Party put the wraps on the event with an energetic performance.

This alumni reunion saw a large increase in younger attendees, with individuals celebrating the 10th anniversary of their undergraduate or graduate school graduation receiving a special invitation to this reunion. Over 50 of these alumni were in attendance, making for a lively venue full of reunions with old friends and even some brand new acquaintances.

Osaka University would like to thank everyone who came out to the Tokyo Alumni Reunion. The university will be holding events in the coming year in various locations throughout Japan according to the schedule below. The details for these events will be uploaded to the Osaka University Official Homepage. We hope to see many members of the OU Family in attendance!

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Event Schedule for 2018

Monday, April 30, 2017 - 13th Homecoming Day (Toyonaka Campus)

Saturday, August 18, 2017 - Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Fukui (The Gran Yours Fukui, Fukui City)

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Osaka University Alumni Reunion in Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo)

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