Tokyo Tech News
February 1, 2013
On January 18, 2013, Tokyo Tech invited international researchers to the 43rd Tokyo Tech Welcomes You orientation, followed by a reception. Tokyo Tech hosts this event every January and June. More than 110 guests and their families enjoyed the evening.
At the orientation, President Yoshinao Mishima welcomed the researchers and talked about the future of Tokyo Tech. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to move beyond being Japan's best science and technology university to becoming the world's best sci-tech university. Tokyo Tech will make the most of its strengths as exhibited by its outstanding track record.
After the president's presentation, Executive Vice President Toshio Maruyama talked about the research, education and international activities taking place at the Institute. Tokyo Tech's higher education is open to the world, training global leaders.
At the welcome reception, Professor Amy Sue Johnson, a visiting researcher in the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, also made a speech. She shared her story of living in Japan and working at Tokyo Tech.
Taking into account diverse dietary needs, Tokyo Tech provided the guests with a variety of dishes, including vegetarian, halal, and Japanese specialties. They also had the opportunity to experience Japanese culture by tasting Sake, a rice wine. There was a queue for Sushi, specially prepared by a professional chef in front of the guests.
We hope the orientation and reception promoted both academic and cultural exchange among the international researchers, their families, Tokyo Tech faculty and staff members. We look forward to hosting this event again in June.
(This article previously appeared in "Tokyo Institute of Technology Bulletin")