A "Welcome Hour" a welcome party for new faculty members, international students and administrative staff who joined the University in April 2014 was held at Keyaki restaurant (the Student Hall) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 18:10. The event is jointly organized by CSIP/SAISUA in spring and in autumn every year. There was a total of 39 participants including President R.Oka, CSIP Director J. Iwase, faculty /staff members and international/Japanese students. Professor Kim Rockell who is President of the SAISUA. for 2014 took the role of the MC and the party went ahead in a friendly atmosphere. The party started with a welcome address by President Oka and Director Iwase. We were given a message of working as a team for internationalization, followed by self introduction of new comers in April. The short term international students from France and Slovenia attended the party. The Japanese students conversed with the international students in English. Faculty staff were enjoying conversation as well. We had an enjoyable time at the party. Mr. Fujii who is a staff member led the people to do "Sanbonjime" which is a traditional clapping ritual to honor the close of a formal event. It made us warms up. The party went very well.