The Annual Meeting 2019 of Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy Scholarship Program was held on November 9, 2019 at Minami-Osawa Campus.
This year marked the 4th Annual Meeting, which served as an occasion where international scholarship students (current/alumni) under the Asian Human Resources Fund and the Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy, their academic supervisors, TMU faculty/staff and Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) officials all got together to promote exchanges among them. As the Meeting was organized in conjunction with the Five Continent Student Symposium, the audience could enjoy hearing the keynote speech by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the panel discussion by students invited by TMU from five continents, and from a wide variety of study fields.
At the presentation session of the Meeting, current students and alumni spoke about their recent research, student life, and activities after graduation. After that, the networking reception took place at a restaurant on campus. The exchanges among the attendees became all the more vibrant for communicating actively and watching the research posters on 6 large panels presented by current scholarship students.
The attendees came to reaffirming the aim and objective of the Fund programs and the much stronger ties among international students, TMU and TMG through this Annual Meeting.
What is Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy?
Under the previous Fund, Asian Human Resources Fund, TMU fostered Japan-friendly human recourses that would play a role as bridge between Tokyo and future, by accepting outstanding students from Asian countries and providing advanced education which enables them to solve the issues and problems common to large cities.
Taking over this basic concept to the “Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy” International Student Scholarship Program, accepting students from more countries and regions with a focus on sister cities in more degree programs, we are now striving to foster human resources that will serve as connecting bridge in the improvement of the Tokyo residents quality of life and explosion of city diplomacy for the development of cities in the world.
A total of 118 attendees got together at the 4th Annual Meeting, including alumni coming all the way from overseas.