Uji campus recycling fair and international exchange event (5 November 2019)

12 Nov 2019

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    On 5 November, the Uji Campus hosted the 14th recycling fair, inviting international researchers and students to pick up household items donated by its faculty and staff.

    The annual fair aims to support international researchers and students by offering items such as furniture, appliances, futon mats, clothes, tableware, toys, and children’s goods, making it a highly popular event with people from both single-and multi-person households.

    This year’s fair featured around 850 items, all displayed in the Hybrid Space of Uji Obaku Plaza, and attracted a total of 77 researchers, students, and their family members.

    As in previous years, an exchange meeting took place next to the fair venue to promote interaction between participants, faculty, and staff. Visitors enjoyed amicable conversation over tea, and listened to greetings from representatives of Uji-based institutes: Director Manabu Hashimoto of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Director Takashi Watanabe of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), Vice Director Shigeru Yamago of the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), and Vice Director Takashi Morii of the Institute of Advanced Energy (IAE).

    Afterwards, participants took part in a team-based matching quiz competition focused on KyotoU-related topics, followed by a home appliances raffle, which caused a great deal of excitement.

    Every year, around 500 researchers and 150 students come from abroad to stay at Uji Campus. Uji’s faculty and staff intend to continue supporting these people through welfare events and projects.

    Recycling fair

    DPRI Director Hashimoto announcing the raffle winners

    Exchange meeting

    Uji campus recycling fair and international exchange event (5 November 2019)
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