A "Welcome Hour," a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in October 2012 was held at Keyaki restaurant (the Student Hall) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 18:10. The event is jointly organized by CSIP/SAISUA in spring and in autumn every year. There was a total of 30 participants including President Tsunoyama, faculty/staff members and international/Japanese students. The party started with a welcome address by President Tsunoyama. In October, new 13 graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School. Among them, 9 students are international students from Vietnam, Russia, China and Taiwan. A visiting student from Finland also attended the party. She is originally from Rwanda and is now a Ph.D student in a Finnish university. She enjoyed the talk with other international and Japanese students. Professor Ginsburg who is President of the SAISUA for 2012 took a role of the MC and one-hour party passed all too soon.