At the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly on Thursday, December 14, 2017, Distinguished Professor Toshiyuki Kono of Kyushu University assumed office as the first Japanese President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
For more details, please see the press release issued by the Japan ICOMOS National Committee.
<Comments from Kyushu University President Chiharu Kubo>
Distinguished Professor Toshiyuki Kono’s ascension to the presidency of ICOMOS is a great honor for all Kyushu University faculty and staff. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to him on behalf of Kyushu University.
I have heard that Professor Kono has been elected as President in recognition both of his efforts as Vice President and of Japan’s contributions to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
We at Kyushu University can be proud of the honor bestowed on Professor Kono. I hope that learning from such a globally successful faculty member will have a positive influence on our students.