" Welcome Party" for new faculty and staff members and international/Japanese students who joined the University in April 2016 was held at Keyaki restaurant(2F the Student Hall) on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. The event is jointly organized by OSIP and SAISUA in spring and fall every year. There was a total of 64 participants including President Oka, Vice President Tei, faculty and staff members, and international/Japanese students. We were given welcome messages from President Oka and Associate Professor Julian Villegas who became a President of the SAISUA in 2016. Continuously new comers introduced themselves. New international students are from China, Taiwan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, US and Germany. Mr. Hayato Watanabe, 2nd year undergraduate student and Mr. Jengyung Chen, 1st year graduate student from Taiwan took the role of the MC. The participants mingled and enjoyed the conversation. Mr. Saito who is a Staff for Promotion of University Education led the people to do "Ipponjime" which is a traditional clapping ritual to honor the close of a formal event.

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