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YNU Brazil Alumni Reunion was held in São Paulo

On Monday, October 5th, 2015 YNU Brazil Alumni Reunion was held in São Paulo.
Taking the opportunity of the 9th International Port-city Universities League seminar which was held at University of São Paulo from October 5th - 7th, Toshi-ichi Tachibana of University of São Paulo (YNU Professor Emeritus) called Professor Kazuo Nishimoto, Professor André Ryuichi Hirakawa of University of São Paulo (YNU São Paulo Branch Officer), 20 YNU alumni, and the other related members joined this event. Ms. Akazawa, a YNU student of Graduate School of Urban Innovation who had been staying at São Paulo under the Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow)Study Abroad Initiative (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan) also joined the reunion meeting.

From YNU, Executive Director of International Affairs and Public Relations Fumihiko Nakamura, Professor of College of Education and Human Sciences Keiichiro Yoshida, Associate Professor of Faculty of Engineering Yoshiaki Hirakawa, and International Office Administrative Staff Ms. Rui Sakurai attended the event. All the alumni shared their good memories in YNU, likewise the recent situations where the communication in a friendly atmosphere.


Making a toasting to the reunion

Making a toasting to the reunion

Exec. Director Nakamura and Alumni in Brazil

Exec. Director Nakamura and Alumni in Brazil

Exec. Director Nakamura (left) and Mr. Emilio Tachibana (right)

Exec. Director Nakamura (left) and Mr. Emilio Tachibana (right)

During his visiting at São Paulo, Exec. Director Nakamura found out the wonderful fact. Professor Toshi-ichi Tachibana of University of São Paulo, who not only started up YNU Brazil Alumni Association but built YNU Network in Brazil and Mr. Emilio Tachibana, whom Exec. Director Nakamura received great kindness in his college days are the brothers in fact.
Their reunion at the other side of the globe after 28 years gave a wonderful surprise to all the other attendants. It was the episode which feels a marvelous link between Brazil and YNU.

At the end of the meeting, Exec. Director Nakamura handed YNU logo goods to the alumni one by one and they took the commemorative photos at the front of the venue.

Further expansion and development of YNU alumni network in Brazil is expected.
Brazil Alumni Reunion 2015 Commemorative Photo, Professor Toshi-ichi Tachibana (Center)

Brazil Alumni Reunion 2015 Commemorative Photo, Professor Toshi-ichi Tachibana (Center)


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