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Holding of the 10th anniversary of the integration of KU and the KID

Release date: 2014.01.07

 

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    On October 30, 2013 (Wednesday), a ceremony to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the integration of Kyushu University and the Kyushu Institute of Design on October 1, 2003, was held at Hotel Nikko Fukuoka (Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City), with the participation of around 250 guests and other people.  
 After a performance by the Kyushu University School of Design Philharmonic Orchestra, the ceremony started, with Ms. Chizuru Katsuki, an FM Fukuoka announcer who is an alumnus of the Kyushu Institute of Design, serving as MC. President Arikawa expressed his appreciation for the people who devoted efforts to the integration as well as the people who have supported Kyushu University since the integration. He also pledged that the 10th anniversary of the integration will be a stepping stone for Kyushu University to achieve further development. Then, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hakubun Shimomura, Ryuzo Takiyama, a former president of the Kyushu Institute of Design, and Tisato Kajiyama, a former president of Kyushu University, made congratulatory speeches (Minister Shimomura’s speech was read on his behalf by Mr. Hiroki Toyooka, Director of the National University Corporation Support Division, Higher Education Bureau). In addition, a movie produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the integration was shown.  
  Before the anniversary ceremony, Professor Yoichiro Kawaguchi of the University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, an alumnus of the Kyushu Institute of Design who was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon this spring, delivered a speech titled “Future of Space Molding,” which took the audience into a unique art world.  
  A commemorative party that followed the anniversary ceremony opened with a toast by former Kyshu University President Koji Wada, and the atmosphere of the party was enlivened by congratulations for the awarding of the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to Professor Kawaguchi as well as such attractions as a live performance by the Jazz Sukimonokai band, a kaen daiko drum performance, which was a traditional event of the Kyushu Institute of Design’s school festival, and the Kyushu University cheer group’s cheerleading shouts.

 

[Photo]
(Top) A scene of the anniversary ceremony
(Middle) Professor Yoichiro Kawaguchi delivering a speech
(Bottom) A scene of the commemorative party

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