April 28, 2016

We Held the 2016 Welcome Party for New International Students

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The Welcome Party for New International Students was held at each campus as follows.

Yokohama Campus

In the evening of Tuesday, April 12, the Welcome Party for New International Students was held and 40 new international students (including graduate school and research students), 27 exchange students, 27 tutors, 36 academic and administrative staff members attended, 130 attendees in total.

Following welcoming remarks from President Yoshio KANEKO and Vice-President Masashi IZUMO, the official representatives of the university were introduced after which all of the new international students were in turn introduced. Then, as the representative of all new international students, Nea Maria Karoliina PULKKINEN of the University of Helsinki, Finland, delivered a message to the academic and administrative staff in Japanese.

While eating dinner, interaction between the international students and KU students and staff was very lively. At the closing of proceedings, International Center Director, Prof. Satoshi OHASHI provided some words of encouragement and the party ended on a high note.

<Yokohama Campus>
Greetings from the President 

<Yokohama Campus> Greetings from the President 

<Yokohama Campus>
Message from new international student representative

<Yokohama Campus> Message from new international student representative

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Enjoying lively conversation 

<Yokohama Campus> Enjoying lively conversation 

<Yokohama Campus>
Enjoying interaction

<Yokohama Campus> Enjoying interaction

【Shonan Hiratsuka Campus】

At lunchtime on Tuesday, April 12, the Welcome Party for New International Students was held. This academic year, 24 international students (including 2 graduate school students) began studies at the campus. The new international students, the student tutors who will be supporting them, and related academic and administrative staff members came together for the Welcome Party.
Beginning with welcoming remarks from Prof. Shin GOTO, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, and Akiya HINO, Dean of the Faculty of Science, the party proceeded with introductions of official representatives followed by the new international students and lively conversation over food, concluding with some words of encouragement from Director Ohashi.
While brief, the students and staff were able to converse freely, with the able support of their tutors and it was a worthwhile event for all.

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus>
Interaction between students and staff

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus> Interaction between students and staff

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus>
Speech from Director Ohashi

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus> Speech from Director Ohashi

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus>
Enjoying the party

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus> Enjoying the party

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus>
Interaction between students and staff

<Shonan Hiratsuka Campus> Interaction between students and staff