On Tuesday, February 20, 2007 the Republic of Korea’s Consul General stationed in Fukuoka Mr. Kim Yong-Soo paid a courtesy visit to President Tisato Kajiyama prior to his returning to his home country.
Since he took office in February 2004 until the present day, Consul General Mr. Kim has been positive about the educational and research activities performed by the university as a university open to Asia. He has been a great contributor in many ways to the organization of lectures given by the Republic of Korea’s former Prime Minister Mr. Kim Jong-Pil, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr. Ra Jong-Yil, and former Prime Minister Lee Hae-Chan, as well as to academic and educational exchanges between the university and the Republic of Korea.
In September 2006, the Consul General was awarded a PhD from the University for his dissertation on agriculture and rice.
On this day, Mr. Kim fondly reminisced about his three years in Fukuoka and talked about what he expects to do in the days ahead. President Kajiyama and all the other university people concerned were deeply moved as Mr. Kim offered a contribution for the university’s 100th anniversary project now being planned.