Tokyo Tech News
The 2019 Tokyo Tech Spring Entrance Ceremonies were held on April 2 at Ookayama Campus. A ceremony for 1,131 bachelor's program students took place in the morning. Another ceremony for 1,608 master's students, 32 professional master's program students, and 255 doctoral students was held in the afternoon. This spring, a total of 3,026 students enrolled at Tokyo Tech.
Both ceremonies began with the entrance of President Kazuya Masu, members of the Board, deans of Tokyo Tech's six Schools, directors, and special guests while the Tokyo Tech Orchestra played a march directed by resident conductor Ryuichi Suenaga. All those present then joined Chor Kleines, the students' chorus group, in singing the Tokyo Tech Song.
Masu began his congratulatory speeches by welcoming the new students and their families to the Tokyo Tech community in various languages. He urged the students to take full advantage of the resources offered by the Institute, and to take on any challenge that comes their way.
Mr. Yoshio Ishida, corporate auditor at Japan East Railway Company and president of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, and Mr. Junji Tsuda, representative director and chairman of the board at Yaskawa Electric Corporation, also provided words of encouragement at both ceremonies.
After the introductions of the members of the Board, deans, directors, and special guests, student representatives made statements about their new commitments and ambitions during their time at the Institute.
A commemorative concert followed the ceremony for bachelor-level students. Each year, a professional pianist performs to wish new students good luck at the beginning of their Tokyo Tech journey. This year's pianist was Ms. Hitomi Nakayama, a graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts.
With the cherry blossoms almost in full bloom, the scenes on Ookayama Campus were ones of joy and excitement as students and their families celebrated this special occasion.
The Tokyo Tech community offers its heartfelt congratulations to all new students and those progressing to more advanced studies at the Institute.