[ Feb 26, 2020 ]
On February 16, the 3rd General Conference of Kanazawa University Overseas Alumni Association was held at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, and a total of 14 people including the representative of each oversea alumni association as well as the faculties and staffs from Kanazawa University participated in the event. At the General Conference, President Koetsu Yamazaki delivered an opening speech, followed by a presentation on the current status of the university by Tanaka Shigeo, Advisor to the President, and reports on various activities by each overseas association. The oversea representatives proposed ideas to the university and shared some of the concerns with each other, and the participants actively exchanged their opinions and thoughts. The participants confirmed the next meeting in Thailand, the next host country, and the Conference came to a close upon the closing address by Vice President Otani Yoshio.
In conjunction with the Conference, the 2nd Meeting of Kanazawa University Overseas Alumni Association in Myanmar was also held on the previous day of February 15, and a total of 29 people participated in the meeting, including 13 alumni residing in Myanmar, Mr. Horiguchi Akihito of the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, Professor Dr. Myo Khin, president of Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni, and one other personnel, Ms. Torigoe Asami of the Okayama University Japan Educational Information Center, representatives from each oversea alumni association, and the faculties and staffs from Kanazawa University.The meeting kicked off with singing of the alma mater, and a welcome speech was delivered by President Yamazaki and Dr. Khin Mar Myint, chairman of Kanazawa University Students Alumni in Myanmar. The participants were then each introduced and they all attentively listened to the stories by the alumni who work at the forefront in various places in the world.
It provided an excellent networking opportunity for the alumni to get connected with the Myanmar alumni who resided domestically and internationally, and they all promised to meet again.