In the evening of Tuesday, September 28, the Welcome Party for New International Students was held and 51 exchange students, 1 MEXT Scholarship student, 5 research students, 12 tutors, and 23 academic and administrative staff members attended; 92 attendees in total.
Following welcoming remarks from International Center Director Satoshi OHASHI, the official representatives of the university were introduced, after which Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Akiya HINO, proposed a toast to all attendees. Next after some conversation, all of the new international students were in turn introduced. Then, as the representative of all new international students, LIONG Peggy Pei Chyi of the University of Malaya, Malaysia, delivered a message to the academic and administrative staff in Japanese and English.
While eating dinner, interaction between the international students and KU students and staff was very lively and a huge round of applause could be heard after the performance of the Kanagawa University Cheerleading Club. At the closing of proceedings, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Prof. Masashi TSUBOI, provided some words of encouragement and the party ended on a high note.