CSIP and SAISUA jointly organized a "Happy Hour," a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in October 2008. The event was held at Keyaki restaurant (on the 2nd floor of the Student Hall) on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at 18:00. There was a total of 40 participants including President Tsunoyama. Assistant Professor Pham, President of SAISUA, took a role of MC and every new member said a few words of greeting. In spite of very short "one hour," participants enjoyed talking with each other while having soft drinks and snacks.