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Fall Graduation Ceremony 2018

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October 10, 2018

The Fall Graduation Ceremony for Tokyo Tech students was held on September 20, 2018. A total of 83 doctoral degrees, 183 master's degrees, 9 professional master's degrees, and 34 bachelor's degrees were conferred. Tokyo Tech Front, the venue for the ceremony, was filled with graduates' families, friends, and special guests enjoying the special occasion.

Fall Graduation Ceremony 2018

President Masu's congratulatory address
President Masu's congratulatory address

Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu began with a congratulatory address, lauding the achievements of the 309 students and the support provided by their families. He urged the new graduates to continuing embracing the collaborative Tokyo Tech spirit, to draw courage and motivation from one another, and to boldly explore and enjoy the world awaiting them. With international students again making up a majority of this fall's graduates, the president specifically acknowledged those who had come from abroad to study at Tokyo Tech.

Dean Yokota addressing the new graduates
Dean Yokota addressing the new graduates

Professor Haruo Yokota, dean of the School of Computing, continued with a speech on behalf of the deans. He noted that, in addition to their specialized skills, Tokyo Tech graduates could now take advantage of two additional assets as they shaped their future: their flexibility in solving problems, and the network of fellow alumni around the world. Mr. Kiyoto Ido, executive director of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, also provided congratulatory words, encouraging the students to harness their newly acquired knowledge to contribute to world peace and development.

After the conferral of degrees and diplomas of excellence to 10 students who completed the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, valedictorian and doctoral degree recipient Deng Xi from the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering gave a short speech on behalf of the graduating students.

Words of encouragement from alumni association's Ido, class of 1972
Words of encouragement from alumni association's Ido,
class of 1972

Speech by valedictorian Xi
Speech by valedictorian Xi

The Tokyo Tech community wishes all new graduates success and good health!

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