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Superstar Students! Award Ceremony for the 20th Presidential Awards for Extracurricular Activities


The award ceremony for the 21st Presidential Awards for Extracurricular Activities was held on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Presidential Awards for Extracurricular Activities have been awarded to recognize outstanding extracurricular activities and invigorate and improve student extracurricular activity participation since their inception in 2000.

12 nominations were received for these awards, including 5 from sports-oriented clubs, 1 from culture-oriented clubs, and 6 from other groups and individuals. The awardees were selected as follows:

Outstanding Achievement Award

A capella group inspiritual voices

@810 (pronounced as 'at heart,' a sub-group within inspiritual voices) won a championship at the "Japan A cappella Movement (JAM)," becoming the best amateur a cappella group in the country

(2019 graduate, Faculty of Medicine)

Placed 4th of 880 teams at Freesound Audio Tagging 2019 sponsored by Kaggle, an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners

Special Recognition Award

Karate Club

Winners of the men’s and women’s competition at the 58th Seven Universities Meet (in 2019)

• TSURUDA Aoi (3rd year, School of Engineering)
• TSUKAMOTO Kento (3rd year, School of Engineering)
• YAMAMOTO Minemaru (3rd year, School of Foreign Studies)

Received Award of Excellent in the PoC (Proof of Concept) Contest of the 2nd Multilingual Speech Translation Contest sponsored by The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)


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