The "Welcome Party" was held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 for new students of the UoA to gather and meet the staff members and other students. It took place at the Keyaki (2nd floor of the Student Hall). This event is held in the spring and fall semesters of every academic year and is jointly organized by the Center for Globalization and SAISUA.
This year, there were 91 participants including University President Ryuichi Oka and Vice President Shigaku Tei. Mr. James Pinkl 1st year master student from USA, took the role of the MC. At the beginning of the party, President Oka and SAISUA President Julian Villegas gave their welcome remarks. Then, new international students from Vietnam, China, India, Sri Lanka, Slovakia and Burkina Faso together with new Japanese students introduced themselves to everyone. The participants intermingled and enjoyed the party and its wonderful food together.
In addition, Mr. Tak Hei Law, 3rd year undergraduate student, introduced the activities of the Global Lounge and participants enjoyed a performance by the university's Dolce chamber music circle. Vice-president Tei gave a great closing remark before the party came to an end.
The event is a great chance both for new students to learn about the international exchange activities on campus and for students to communicate among Japanese and international students.