Japan Education Fair took place on September 7, 2013 at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, a reputed school in Bangalore. Around 600 students and visitors came to the fair. Out of the 13 Global 30 universities, 9 universities(Tohoku, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kyushu, Keio, Waseda, Doshisha, Ritsumeikan and UTokyo) participated and had booths in the classrooms on campus for discussion with students.

The chief guest, Prof. C.N.R. Rao (79, Chemist), Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, gave an inspiring address, where he strongly encouraged students to consider pursuing their education in Japan. The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)’s Vice President of International Affairs, Prof. Haneda, Prof. Yamanouchi of the Department of Chemistry, School of Science, and Mr. Yamamoto, Head of the Consulate of Japan, Bangalore delivered speeches during the seminar session. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring alumni, recent graduates and new students at UTokyo, Kyushu University and Waseda University. We were grateful to Mr. Gorab Majumdar, Director, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Vice President Marketing of Toyota Kirloskar and Mr. Mansoor Khan, Treasurer, Delhi Public Schools in Bangalore for their value time and participating in the panel discussion. Prof. Vinayachandran, an UTokyo alumni and a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science moderated the discussion. Then the nine universities each gave a presentation introducing themselves to the audience. After the seminar, a special documentary feature on Mr. Miura, the oldest mountaineer to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 80 was on the screen in the auditorium.

Japan Foundation, JICA and Bangalore Nihongo KyooshiKai (BNK) offered a Japanese Culture workshop and introduced origami and yukata (Japanese summer kimono). Four Japanese companies of KOKUYO Camlin, Learning Systems and MIURA Dolphins and YAKULT joined this event and three Japanese companies JR-East , JR-Central and MHI provided beautiful posters for display.
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  Left to right:  Prof. Haneda, Vice President, The University of Tokyo,

  Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Preeminent Scientist and Chief Guest,

  Prof. John Zachariah, Principal, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School
  and Mr. Yoshino, Director, The University of Tokyo India Office

                   Welcome remarks by Mr. Nobuaki Yamamoto, Consul,

                    Head of the Consulate of Japan, Bangalore

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Keynote speech by Prof. Yamanouchi, Vice Dean,
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo

           Left to Right:

   Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director & COO,

   Marketing and Commercial, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.,

   Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan, Treasurer, Member  Board of Management,

   Delhi Public School, Bangalore,

   Dr. Gourab Majumdar, Fellow, Semiconductor & Device Group,

   Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan,

   Prof. P.N. Vijayachandran, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic

   Science, Indian Institute of Science (Alumnus, The University of Tokyo)

   Dr. Shashank Khurana, former PhD student, Graduate School of

   Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo,

  Ms. Souma Nandi, Waseda-Nanyang Double MBA program,

  Waseda University,

  Ms. Iswarya Krishnamurthi Rajasankaralingam, Prospective Student

   to Kyushu University, Civil Engineering