SAISUA and CSIP jointly organized a "Happy Hour," a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University this year. The event was held at Keyaki (on the 2nd floor of the Student Hall) on Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. 42 participants including President Tsunoyama and his wife enjoyed talking with each other while having refreshments and light meals. Assistant Professor DeHart, President of SAISUA, made a speech explaining the origin and meaning of the word, "welcome." Following Professor DeHart's speech, President Tsunoyama, new faculty members and international students gave brief speeches. The Happy Hour quickly passed with lively and friendly conversations among the particpants.