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The 1st MIF Study Tour for the Academic Year 2019 was organized between June 30th and July 3th, 2019. 14 MIF fellows from Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya, Poland, India, Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Cameroon and Greece visited Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima. At the dinner on the first day, Dr. Yukio YAMORI A member of MIF Board of Directors, who resides in Kyoto joined us. This tour is organized by MIF annually and it gives important opportunities for the Fellows to understand the cultures and tradition of Japan and think profoundly about the meaning of world peace.


On the 21st of June, a reception to celebrate MIF’s Anniversary Year was held at The Tokai University Club. Dr. Tatsuro MATSUMAE, President of Tokai University Educational System and MIF’s former Chairperson, was welcomed as the guest of honor as well as nearly 50 guests who have been supporting MIF. A presentation to look back the past 40 years was made and many of the guests, with nostalgia, spoke about these 40 years and the future of MIF.


On the 4th of June, Chairperson HASHIMOTO invited and hosted a dinner for Dr. Basir MOHABBAT, H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan and Dr. Zainullah HAZIM, a 2019 MIF Fellow. Dr. HAZIM is the very first MIF Fellow since the foundation was established 40 years ago and H.E. Ambassador MOHABBAT offered his efforts to support making Dr. HAZIM’s research stay in Japan possible. MIF was proud of also having two diplomats from the Embassy, Dr. KOSHIO, Dr. HAZIM’s host professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and two Afghan researchers from Dr. KOSHIO’s laboratory. At the dinner table, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Tokyo University of Agriculture and MIF confirmed to further strengthen the cooperative framework among the three parties.

A Graduation Ceremony for Dr. Reham MOHAMED who completed her research study at Shinshu University was held on the 22th of April at MIF’s reception house in Tokyo.  At the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO, MIF’s Chairperson, directly presented the Certificate of Accomplishment and a memorial medal to the graduating Fellow. After the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO hosted a farewell luncheon for Dr. Reham MOHAMED. At the luncheon table, it was confirmed to enhance the relationships among the Fellows and with MIF.

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