The Annual Meeting 2020 of Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy Scholarship Program was held on November 6, 2020.
This year marked the 5th Annual Meeting, which served as an occasion where international scholarship students (current and alumni) under the Asian Human Resources Fund and the Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy got together and met their academic supervisors, TMU faculty and staff and Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) officials to promote exchanges among them. Due to COVID-19, this year’s meeting was organized online for the first time.
At the presentation session of the Meeting, current students and alumni spoke about their recent research, student life, and activities after graduation. After that, a special panel discussion was held by supervisors, alumni and current students. The exchanges among the attendees became even more vibrant with each actively communicating, hearing the experience and alumni’s career after graduation etc.
The attendees came to reaffirming the aim and objective of the Fund programs and 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 human recourses with a good knowledge of Japan who would boost Tokyo for the future, by accepting outstanding students from Asian countries to our doctoral program and providing advanced education which would enable them to solve the issues common to large cities.
Taking over this basic concept to the “Tokyo Human Resources Fund for City Diplomacy” International Student Scholarship Program, we are now expanding the targeted countries and regions to accept students from, starting from sister cities, as well as degree courses in target in hope to foster human resources who will proceed with a mutual cooperation and further exchange with world cities and who will play a leading role in deploying the city diplomacy that will contribute to the improvement of quality of life for citizens of Tokyo and to the development of cities around the world.
A total of 135 attendees got together at the 5th Annual Meeting, including alumni participating on the spot from around the world.