Director of UNIC Tokyo, Kaoru Nemoto, Makes Courtesy Call on University President

May 1, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, Kaoru Nemoto, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tokyo, paid President Yuko Tanaka a courtesy call.

We are pleased to announce that the participation of Hosei University in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a framework to align institutions of higher education with the United Nations, has been officially approved. Hosei University is expected to work harder to foster programs and events based on the UNAI’s principles.

The meeting with Director Nemoto was attended by the President and other persons concerned including the following members: Akiko Yuge (Professor of the Faculty of Law, Department of Global Politics, the former Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Representation Office in Tokyo/Special Adviser to the Administrator); and Kaho Ikeda (a senior of the Faculty of Intercultural Communication) and Kazuma Shimizu (a sophomore of the Faculty of Law), both of whom are executive committee members for the event “Hosei Global Day” to be held at the Ichigaya Campus on Saturday, May 17, for the purpose of encouraging international cooperation and interaction.

In the meeting, Director Nemoto introduced UNIC’s various activities, internship programmes, and the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme, which is for young, motivated Japanese people pursuing a career in an international organization. She explained her enthusiasm in encouraging the training of young people, in cooperation with universities, to produce future leaders who can show initiative in making international contributions. Director Nemoto hopes that the UNIC’s youth training will increase the number of students who include the UN in their career plan.

Taking its participation in the UNAI and holding of the “Hosei Global Day” event as its momentum, Hosei University will work harder to contribute to the world through training and educational research activities with respect to peace, human rights, poverty, environment, and other various issues. To this end, Hosei University will enhance the partnership with the UNIC and develop our activities.

Meeting with the Director of the UNIC Tokyo
Meeting with the Director of the UNIC Tokyo
From right, Director Nemoto and Information Officer Senoo
From right, Director Nemoto and Information Officer Senoo
From left, Professor Yuge, Ms. Ikeda, and Mr. Shimizu
From left, Professor Yuge, Ms. Ikeda, and Mr. Shimizu
Group photo: From left, Information Officer Senoo, Professor Yuge, President Tanaka, Director Nemoto, Ms. Ikeda, and Mr. Shimizu
Group photo: From left, Information Officer Senoo, Professor Yuge, President Tanaka, Director Nemoto, Ms. Ikeda, and Mr. Shimizu

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