A" Welcome Hour" , a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in October 2014 was held at Keyaki restaurant(the Student Hall) on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 18:10. The event is jointly organized by CSIP/SAISUA in spring and autumn every year. There was a total of 38 participants including President Oka, vice president Tei, faculty/staff members and international/Japanese students. Associate Professor Kim Rockell who is President of the SAISUA for 2014 took the role of the MC. We were given messages from President Oka and vice president Tei, followed by self introduction of new comers in October. New international students are from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the US, Sri Lanka and Belarus. The participants mingled and enjoyed each other's conversation. The party was warming up and went very well.