A Visit from Miriam Wattles, Director of the University of California Tokyo Study Center

On August 6, 2015, Director Miriam Wattles of the University of California Tokyo Study Center visited Executive Vice Presidents Toshiya Ueki and Kimio Hanawa to discuss potential academic exchanges, and to also renew the academic exchange agreement between the University of California and Tohoku University.

Attending the meeting were Kayo Takahashi, Manager of the Tokyo Study Center, as well as Tohoku University’s Associate Executive Vice President Masahiro Yamaguchi, Professor Yoshitaka Kasukabe (Global Learning Center), Director Takeshi Wagatsuma (Student Exchange Division), and Director Yasushi Wagatsuma (International Exchange Division).

On the day prior to the meeting, Director Wattles attended the closing ceremony of a student exchange program, where she greeted participating students from the University of California. She also visited the University Library, where she viewed items in our valuable Kano Collection.

The main administration of the University of California is located in Oakland, California. The university has ten campuses (located in Berkley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Merced), and is well known for being a public university that puts a strong focus on research.

We have great expectations for the deeper relations and further exchanges that will arise from the renewal of this agreement.