In order to celebrate the completion of the University of Aizu Community Space Kiyare ("Kiyare" means "come on by!" in the dialect of Nango district of Minamiaizu Town) on the first floor of the Student Hall, an opening ceremony was held on Friday, December 15.
 Following a greeting by TSUKAHARA Tsuneo, the President and the Chairperson of the Board of Executives of the University of Aizu, Mr. KOBAYASHI Tomoyoshi, Chairperson of the University of Aizu Support Association, gave a congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony. After that, an unveiling of the Aizu lacquered facility name sign was held. Mr. SATO Masatoshi, the Vice Chair of the Lacquer Ware Subcommittee of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, introduced the sign and explained how it was made. After the opening ceremony, Dean of Students KANEKO Emiko provided an explanation on the interior of Kiyare.

For more information, please see the following webpage.
Community Space Kiyare

Kiyare was established in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the University of Aizu with generous support from the following companies, associations, and other social groups.

[List of Donors and Contributors (titles omitted, in (Japanese) alphabetical order)]
University of Aizu Support Association
University of Aizu Alumni Association
Aizu Industrial Forum
Aizu Doken Co.
Suehiro Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Tocom Corporation
Nadis Co., Ltd.
One Piece inc.
Lacquer Ware Subcommittee of the Aizu-Wakamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (donor of the lacquered facility name sign)

 Kiyare will be used by students, faculty and administrative staff members for meetings, studies, presentations and other activities, as well as for exchange programs with local residents and hands-on learning about traditional culture, etc.


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