Consul General of France in Kyoto Visits Kanazawa University

On February 9, Consul General Jules Irrmann of France in Kyoto paid a courtesy visit to President Yamazaki, along with Prof. Yoshio Kamitani, Vice-President of L'Association Franco-Japonaise de Kanazawa and Director General of that organization, Ms Hitomi Motoo.  With the Paris Olympic Games scheduled in 2024, a French Festival "La Saison" will be organized all over Japan beginning in October 2021. Although France is famous for literature and food culture, it has also provided remarkable progress in medical science and innovative technology. There were discussions about the possibility of further collaboration between institutions of higher education in France and KU.

 After that, a social gathering with Consul General Irrmann was arranged by Prof. Yuichi Kasuya from the Institute of Human and Social Sciences.  Students who studied at our partner universities in France or who study French, faculty members and others enjoyed the Q&A session regarding leaning French, finding employment and information exchange.