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Posted on June 14, 2011
The International Association of Saga University held a welcome party for new international students on May 19, 2011 at University Hall. About 200 guests, including international students living in Saga, participated in the event.
President Takao Hotokebuchi gave a congratulatory address in which he offered encouragement to the students. Ms. Nguyen Huyen Trang from Vietnam, on behalf of all new international students, said she intends to study hard and take pride in being a Saga University student so that she can work as a bridge between her country and Japan.
Groups of international students later enlivened the party atmosphere and entertained new students by performing Indonesian folk songs and Korean dances.
International students at Saga University now number around 300 and include students from China, Korea, Bangladesh, and other countries. This year the University welcomed 81 new international students.
Mr. Wang Shi, President of the Saga University International Association, offered his congratulations in the closing speech. He also asked those present to make a financial contribution to "The Great East Japan Earthquake Relief Fund." The collected donations were deposited with the Saga Good Intentions Bank to be sent to the disaster-stricken area.