Institute for Liberal Arts News
The Japanese Section of the Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA) hosted another Welcome Coffee Hours event for Tokyo Tech's new international students on October 1. The event, split into two sessions, was again held online due to the effects of COVID-19. Over 70 students, including new and current international students, and several Japanese students, joined in the fun conversation.
During both sessions, participants were able to join one of three groups based on their interests:
Regardless of their choice, participants were welcomed warmly by their fellow students, by Vice President for Teaching and Learning Jun-ichi Imura during the first session, and by Professor Hilofumi Yamamoto from the Japanese Section during the second session.
After their discussions, students shared their feedback in real time through slides that were shared with all participants. Some students expressed joy for being able to meet their fellow Japanese language students online, while others were pleased to join a student party even before they had set foot in Japan.
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As was the case in spring 2021, many students who were not yet physically in Japan participated in this event. I hope our newest international cohort felt the warm welcome offered by the Japanese students, senior international students, and faculty, and that we are here to support them during their Tokyo Tech life. Congratulations to all the new students of Tokyo Tech.
Japanese Section, Institute for Liberal Arts
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