Monday, December 19, 2016

Final Shakuhachi session for the year 2016

Today, I am very happy to note that we enjoyed playing the Shakuhachi together for the final time for the year 2016... 
The air temperature was somewhat low but pleasant enough for the body, and I did not see any fingers 'trembling' in the cold...
I look forward to seeing the students again when we meet in January 2017...
Enjoy the year-end and year-beginning festivities, and stay safe... :-)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

'Yugoslavia' (Lunch Presentation Meeting Series #083)

Dejan Orsag presented a very personal view of his war-torn, home country 'Yugoslavia'.
Mana Fujisawa stood in as the MC.
Dejan led the audience through the establishment of the country, the disintegration, the conflicts, and the current state of affairs.
Ten students listened attentively to his rather compelling presentation. (Lrong)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Meet to New Meat: Gibier and Vege meat (Lunch Presentation Meeting Series #082)

A very interesting talk on meat consumption was presented by Mana Fujisawa. To alleviate the situation of the conventional meat consumption, she focused on two alternative sources. One was the gibier meat, and the other, 'meat' made from vegetables. Twelve students attended this session, while Dancille acted as MC. (Lrong)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Reception Party for International Students 2016

The International Office is pleased to organize the annual Reception Party for International Students 2016, hosted by the University President.

The party was attended by a total of 275 people. The bulk of the attendees were the international students of course, some with their families. The rest were made up of university staff members, Japanese students who assisted international students as tutors, public organizations dealing with international affairs, and local community organizations that support international students in the daily lives.

The role of the Master of Ceremonies were played by students from Malaysia and Vietnam. On behalf of all international students, a student from China made a 'thank you' speech to the university and the organizations for their understanding and support.

There was much laughter and chattering, and the food, as usual, disappeared soon after they were laid on the table.

As in previous years, we had performances from students. This time, students from China, Vietnam, and Thailand presented their respective traditional dances, which brought much delight to the audience.

We were lucky to see the closing of the party without any glitch, and I hope the students were sufficiently 'energized' by the party so as to continue studying hard again. (Lrong)