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Uni Farewells Outgoing Japanese Ambassador

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and president hosted a farewell get together for the outgoing Japanese Ambassador, Takuji Hanatani at USP’s Laucala Campus on Thursday. Mr Hanatani
06 May 2017 11:00
Uni Farewells Outgoing Japanese Ambassador
H.E Takuji Hanatani, outgoing Japanese Ambassador and Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President with Senior Management Team during the farewell.

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and president hosted a farewell get together for the outgoing Japanese Ambassador, Takuji Hanatani at USP’s Laucala Campus on Thursday.

Mr Hanatani served as the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu from 2014 – 2017.

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and president thanked Mr Hanatani for Japan’s contributions during his term and added that Japan had for a long time been a major development partner of USP.

A major contribution during Mr Hanatani’s term was the rounds of Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) projects.

Other partnerships, Professor Chandra mentioned were volunteers for marine studies programme and the rehabilitation of USPNet.

Professor Chandra expressed his pleasure working with the Embassy of Japan and wished the Ambassador well as he returns to Tokyo.

Mr Hanatani thanked USP for being the implementing agency of the JENESYS projects and other scholarships and training programmes to promote Japan in the South Pacific countries.

The farewell was attended by members of the University’s senior management team and other senior staff of the university.

Source: The University of the South Pacific

 

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