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 spring 2011. The event was held at Keyaki restaurant (the Student Hall) on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2011 at 18:00. There was a total of 40 participants including President Tsunoyama and his wife, and the CSIP Director Iwase. A welcome hour in spring had to be postponed to June along with resuming the university in May due to the East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. At the beginning of the welcome hour, there was a moment of silent prayer for the victims of the East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Then, President Tsunoyama gave an address of welcome. Responding to a call by the CSIP, about 10 Japanese students joined the party this time. Six students from Vietnam and Sri Lanka who were transferred to the 3rd year of the Undergraduate School of the UoA this spring for the first time, also attended it and enjoyed talking. Professor Rozycki, President of SAISUA, took a role of the MC and the one-hour welcome hour ended too soon.