Opening ceremony for "Kyoto Academia Forum" in Marunouchi, Tokyo (12 July 2017)

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On 12 July, the "Kyoto Academia Forum" opening ceremony was held. The forum was co-founded by Kyoto University and nine partner universities in Kyoto on 3 July in the neighboring room of the KU Tokyo Office, located on the tenth floor of the Shin-Marunouchi Building.

The Forum aims to disseminate academic information on culture, art, science and technology from Kyoto, and present its strength and merit.

The ceremony started with opening remarks from KU President Juichi Yamagiwa, followed by a briefing on the history and the detail of the Forum by Shinji Asonuma, KU executive vice-president for industry-government-academia collaboration. Then, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with representatives of the ten partnering universities and Kyoto City Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa.

Following the ceremony, a reception took place, starting with a toast and remarks from Kiyokazu Washida, president of Kyoto City University of Arts. The reception was attended by more than 100 people from the partner universities, the Diet, and the business world. Mayor Kadokawa delivered remarks on his high expectations for the Forum, and Keiko Takemiya, president of Kyoto Seika University, wrapped up the event with closing remarks.

President Yamagiwa delivering opening remarks

KU EVP Shinji Asonuma delivering a briefing on the history of Kyoto Academia Forum

President Washida delivering a toast

Mayor Kadokawa delivering remarks

President Takemiya delivering closing remarks

Representatives of partner universities and Mayor Kadokawa

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

Kyoto Academia Forum Partner Universities (as of 12 July 2017)

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto Koka Women's University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Women's University, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto Tachibana University, Kyoto University of Arts and Crafts, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, and Kyoto University

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