The International Symposium on Academic cooperation between Japan and China was held at the Beijing Jade Palace Hotel , China, on Friday, September 8, 2006, to commemorate the opening of the Beijing Office of Kyushu University. The Beijing Office was established in April 2006, marking the start of Kyushu University activities in China. This symposium was the first of its kind to promote joint research between Japan and China, and enables Kyushu University to provide information on its academic studies and collect related information. Kyushu University President Kajiyama, the Vice President Yanagihara who is in charge of international exchanges, participated in the symposium as well as some 80 people, including international graduates from the university.|
President Kajiyama said, "Iam very proud that those who have studied at Kyushu University are playing leadership roles in China. I hope they will continue to use their talents and make the most of the Kyushu University network. Kyushu University will continue to send high-quality students out into the world, facilitated through the work of the Beijing Office."
Following the symposium, the second general meeting of the Kyushu University Alumni Association in China, was held to deepen mutual friendships. The Association consists mainly of those who have studied at Kyushu University.