CSIP and SAISUA jointly organized a "Welcome Hour," a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in April 2009. The event was held at Keyaki restaurant (on the 2nd floor of the Student Hall) on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 18:00. There was a total of 42 participants including President Tsunoyama, and Professor Rozycki, President of SAISUA, took a role of MC and every new member said a few words of greeting. There was a DVD show broadcasted at the local TV in which Mr. Yuxiang Mao, Ph.D student from China was introduced as a grand master of Shorinji martial arts. In spite of very short "one hour," participants enjoyed talking with each other while having sandwiches, onigiri (rice balls) and soft drinks.