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On October 3, 2019, Prof. Hashimoto, Chairperson, and Mr. Watanabe, Secretary General, received Dr. Peter Johann WALDE, a 1985 Swiss Fellow and a Professor of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). Dr. Sosaku ICHIKAWA, a member of Board of Trustee Selection Committee and a Professor of University of Tsukuba, who once conducted a research project under Prof. WALDE also joined the meeting. Prof. WALDE is concurrently a Professor of University of Tsukuba and he is now visiting Japan for the purpose of giving lectures at the University and other research institutions. Prof. Hashimoto commented that MIF always welcomes Fellows re-visiting Japan and Dr. WALDE replied and thanked that by knowing Japan through the MIF Fellowship program, a new chapter was added in his life.

 

A Graduation Ceremony for Dr. Yahia Abbas AMIN MOHAMED from Egypt who has completed his research study at Tokai University, Dr. Muhammadi from Pakistan who has completed his research at Kyushu University, Dr. Mohd Rosli BIN MOHD HASAN from Malaysia who has completed his research study at TAIYU Kensetsu Co.,Ltd., Dr. Zainullah HAZIM from Afghanistan who has completed his research study at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Dr. Abdallah Ibrahim Mohammed Rabee AHMED from Egypt who has completed his research study at Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology and Dr. ABDELLATEF ELTAYB FARAH ELTAYB from Sudan who has completed his research study at Tottori University was held on the 27th of September at the Tokai University Club in Tokyo.  At the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO, MIF’s Chairperson, directly presented the Certificates of Accomplishment and memorial medals to the graduating Fellows. Prof. HASHIMOTO hosted a farewell reception and it was confirmed ,at the occassion, to enhance the relationships among the Fellows and with MIF.

The 2nd MIF Study Tour for the Academic Year 2019 was organized between September 16th and 19th, 2019. 9 MIF fellows from Nigeria, Ukraine, Colombia, Pakistan, Egypt, India and Malaysia visited Kyoto, Nara, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima. At the dinner on the second 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.

 

A Graduation Ceremony for Dr. Magdalena LUCZAK from Poland who has completed her research study at Tohoku University, Dr. Ioannis MICHOPOULOS from Hellenic Republic who has completed his research at Kyoto University and Dr. Leonard Muriithi KIIRIKA from Kenya who has completed his research study at Okayama University was held on the 29th of August at MIF’s reception house in Tokyo.  At the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO, MIF’s Chairperson, directly presented the Certificates of Accomplishment and memorial medals to the graduating Fellows. Prof. HASHIMOTO hosted a farewell luncheon and it was confirmed ,over the luncheon table, to enhance the relationships among the Fellows and with MIF.

A Graduation Ceremony for Dr. Marta Julia FIOLKA who is from Poland, completed her research study at Chiba University and Dr. Syed Mashkoor Mohsin GILANI who is from Pakistan, completed his research study at Gifu University was held on the 9th of August at MIF’s reception house in Tokyo.  At the ceremony, Prof. HASHIMOTO, MIF’s Chairperson, directly presented the Certificates of Accomplishment and memorial medals to the graduating Fellows. Prof. HASHIMOTO hosted a farewell luncheon and at the luncheon table, it was confirmed to enhance the relationships among the Fellows and with MIF.