Alumni Network Message from Alumni Association

E-Newsletter for International Students

Dear Nanzan Alumni,

Hello to all our Nanzan Alumni and current foreign students.My name is Masahiro Hoshino and I am the Director of the Center for International Education. I am sure that you are all looking forward with great expectation to what the New Year has to offer. I sincerely hope that 2015 is a marvelous year for you all!

As we mentioned in our previous newsletter, in April 2017 the functions of the Nagoya and Seto campuses will amalgamate to become one, so from then on all of the more than 300 international students will study on the Nagoya campus. It has been decided that at the same time, what is now called the Center for International Education will blossom into a new form, renamed as the International Center, and that with this we will pursue internationalization with renewed vigor. In order to see this initiative succeed to its fullest potential we will need the assistance of our alumni and therefore request your cooperation as we move forward.

Since last summer, staffs of the Center for International Education have visited cities such as Taipei in Taiwan, Xining and Beijing in China, Bangkok, Seoul, Prague, Jakarta, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. By holding Nanzankai alumni gatherings in these cities we have managed to deepen exchange with a large range of former students.

Many of our former international students helped as interpreters at various study abroad fairs or on visits to high schools, universities and institutions with which we have agreements, enthusiastically telling people about Nanzan University. This year too, staff of the Center for International Education will visit locations all over the world so we look forward to seeing you at one of the gatherings along the way. At this stage, it looks as though we will have a staff member in Boston at the end of May. We will provide details as soon as they are available.

On behalf of the Center for International Education, I would like to thank all those alumni who participated in the Home Coming Day held on November 2, 2014 and the Distinguished Lecture held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the CJS. We are currently holding special events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University, and in June of this year we will reach the final stage of these celebrations. On Saturday, June 13, we will hold the CJS 40th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony, the International Symposium “How Study Abroad Changed My Life - Distinguished CJS Alumni in the World” and the Grand Reunion. The next day, Sunday, June 14, we will hold the Conference on Japanese Language and Education.

We sincerely hope that alumni from all over the world will use this opportunity to gather at our Nagoya Campus. Please do consider planning a trip to Nagoya, Japan to coincide with these events.

We always enjoy hearing about how our alumni shine on the world stage so please let us know what you are doing, either by posting on our Facebook page, or sending us an e-mail or letter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Masahiro Hoshino
Center for International Education
Nanzan University