" Welcome Party" for new faculty and staff members and international students who joined the University in October 2015 was held at Keyaki restaurant(2F the Student Hall) on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. The event is jointly organized by the Center for globalization and SAISUA in spring and fall every year. There was a total of 45 participants including President Oka, Vice President Tei, faculty and staff members and international/Japanese students. Associate Professor Kim Rockell who is President of the SAISUA for 2015 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, Sri Lanka, Russia, and US. The participants mingled and enjoyed the conversation. Mr. Takahashi who is a staff member led the people to do "Ipponjime" which is a traditional clapping for closing of a formal event.