On February 10, representatives from Novosibirsk State University and Far Eastern Federal University, which maintain university-level academic exchange agreements with Tohoku University, visited Sendai and paid a courtesy call to executive Vice President Toshiya Ueki.
EVP Ueki said "It is always a pleasure to meet representatives from our Russian partners at Tohoku University's annual Japan-Russia workshop. I expect that this year's workshop will help deepen our exchanges and I look forward to even more development in the future." Professor Hiroki Oka of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies, who also attended the meeting, added, "This year's Japan-Russia workshop is the first occasion on which Far Eastern Federal University has had the opportunity to attend. Development has hitherto involved Novosibirsk State University, and we want to work on further expanding our activities." Professor Sofia Lim of Far Eastern Federal University, which will continue to participate in the Japan-Russia Workshop, said, "In the future, we would like to actively engage with Tohoku University."
Following the meeting, a two-day Japanese-Russian workshop entitled "Russia-Japan Forum of Asian Studies I" was held. Tohoku University's Center for Northeast Asian Studies and Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, the Institute of Humanities at Novosibirsk State University and the School of Arts and Humanities at Far Eastern Federal University co-hosted the event. The first such workshop was held in 2013, and its focus was on exchanges between Tohoku University's Center for Northeast Asian Studies and Novosibirsk State University. Beginning with this year's forum, a new series has started with the additional involvement of Far Eastern Federal University.
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