Sheffield further strengthens ties with Japan

The University recently held a reception for alumni and friends of the University at the British Embassy in Tokyo on Friday 26 October 2012.

Following previous events at the Embassy, the University was delighted that the British Ambassador to Japan, Group of people sitting downSir David Warren (Hon LittD, 2011) agreed to host the event one last time before his retirement in November. Joining Sir David were the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett, Dr Philip Harvey (Registrar and Secretary), Professor Rebecca Hughes (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International), Professor Richard Jones (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation), Gavin Douglas (Head of Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Relations), Dr Thomas McAuley (Japanese Studies) and Miles Stevenson and Jared Bryson (Development and Alumni Relations Office).

The reception was held to coincide with the University signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Tokyo. It was a pleasure to welcome 200 alumni, friends and partners of the University to the event and those in attendance were delighted to hear from the Vice-Chancellor about the University's recent successes and how it was further strengthening its ties in Japan. Alumnus Mr Hikaru Amakasu (MBA, 2005) also very kindly said a few words of thanks to the Ambassador and encouraged those in attendance to maintain their links with the University and to continue to promote their association with the University with pride.

It was a highly successful evening allowing the University to build and strengthen relationships with its alumni and re-engage all those in attendance with the life and work of the University.