Kansai Alumni Association Gathering

The Tohoku University Alumni Association welcomes all alumni, students and friends of the university to join its annual Kansai Alumni Association gathering on March 3.

Please feel free to drop by if you live in the region.

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Time: 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Venue: Hotel Granvia Osaka
Directions: The hotel is a five-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, Central Gate.

※The event will be held in Japanese.

Target: Alumni, families of alumni and current students, current and former faculty members, high school students, university students, and the general public.
Sponsored by: Tohoku University, The Tohoku University Alumni Association, Tohoku University Fund, and the Kansai Alumni Association.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2019
Apply online using the link below and right click for an English translation of the form.
Alternatively, please email the Tohoku University Alumni Association:


Lecture 1:30~3:55 pm (doors open 1:00 pm)

  • Opening speech by Kazuhiko Sugiyama, the Chair of Tohoku University's Kansai Alumni Association Chapter.
  • Greetings and an explanation of the Designated National University system by Tohoku University President Hideo Ohno.
  • An introduction to the Tohoku University Alumni Association's activities by Tohoku University Vice President Nobuyuki Hara.
Keynote speech #1:
The truth about the near-field earthquake in Kansai.
Shinji Toda, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
Keynote speech #2:
The Satsuma Rebellion from a Tohoku viewpoint.
Akihiko Nakamura, historian, author and alumnus
Social gathering:
Time: 4 ~ 5:30 pm
Cost: 6,000 yen (High school students are free).
Please pay on the day.

Event information in Japanese


Tohoku University Alumni Association
Tel: +81-22-217-5059

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