A "Welcome Hour," a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in October 2013 was held at Keyaki restaurant (the Student Hall) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 18:10. The event is jointly organized by CSIP/SAISUA in spring and in autumn every year. There was a total of about 40 participants including CSIP Director J. Iwase, faculty/staff members and international/Japanese students. The party started with a welcome address by Director Iwase, followed by self-introduction of new comers.In October, 15 students enrolled in the Graduate School from Vietnam, China and Taiwan. An exchange student from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology also attended the party. She enjoyed the talk with other international and Japanese students. Professor Heo who is President of the SAISUA for 2013 took a role of the MC and a happy one-hour passed all too soon.