2014 HU China Friendship Meeting was held

On November 15th 2014, Hiroshima University held the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting (Fraternal Meeting) at Jia Bai Hotel of the Capital Normal University.

This organization consists of former international students or researchers of HU currently active in China. It was established in Dec. 2005 and has been convened periodically. This time around, it was held together along the convivial party of the 9th Japanese Speech Contest, which took place on the same day. Representing HU, President Toshimasa Asahara and Vice President Toshiyuki Sato and other teaching staff members took part. From Beijing, Mr. Lin Zuoping, the Chairperson of the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting (Deputy Secretary-General, China Education Association for International Exchange) and former international students now working for institutions of higher education, all together 80 people, participated in this event.

President Toshimasa Asahara reported about HU’s present situation and also mentioned that HU had been selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the “Top Global University Project” as one of Japan’s top 13 universities, providing a world-class research and education (Type A). Then, Chairperson Lin Zuoping gave an address. He talked about the importance of strengthening human network between the alumni and its’ connection with the University. In addition, for the first time, former international students distributed a booklet titled “Commemorative Publication of the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting”, (edited by the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting), which is a collection of essays about their memories of Hiroshima University. The participants reminisced about their good old days in college. At the end, all of the participants took a commemorative picture, promised that they would meet again, and the party ended very successfully.

Hiroshima University established overseas alumni associations in order to create a network among alumni abroad. Meetings are held regularly, and HU expects to reinforce exchange among alumni, their connection with the University and to strengthen human network in general.

Commemorative Picture with the Alumni [1]

Commemorative Picture with the Alumni [2]

At the party, Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd. distributed

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

Commemorative Picture with the Winners of the Japanese

Speech Contest


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