On November 11, the Confucius Institute, co-established by Beihang University and Kogakuin University, celebrated its 10th anniversary in Tokyo, Japan.
Mitsunobu Sato, President of Kogakuin University and Director of Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University, reviewed the development of Confucius Institute in the past ten years. He said, “both Kogakuin University and Beihang University are famous for science and engineering. The Confucius Institute established by the two universities has its unique features. Since its establishment, the institute has successfully fulfilled the mission to popularize Chinese language and Chinese culture. In the future, the two universities will base on the their advantages, inherit the past and open the future. We will carry out deeper cooperation and exchanges in the fields of science and technology conducive to social development between China and Japan.”
Mitsunobu Sato, President of Kogakuin University and Director of Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University, delivered a speech
Beihang Vice President Huang Haijun expressed gratitude toward every president of Kogakuin University for their hard work in establishing the Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University. He noted that, as the first Confucius Institute founded by a university of science and engineering, the foundation has been consolidated after ten years’ development. In the future, the two universities would work together to lead the Confucius Institute to achieve a leap from quantity to quality.
Vice President Huang Haijun delivered a speech
Hu Zhiping, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Japan, said that the Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University has made great achievements in promoting the dissemination of Chinese culture and friendly relations between the two countries. He hoped that the Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University could use its own advantages and features to build important bridges of educational exchanges and academic cooperation with other Confucius Institutes around the world.
Besides, Ma Jianfei, Deputy Director-General of Hanban and Deputy Chief Executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, Liu Deyou, Former Chinese Vice-Culture Minister, and others sent their blessings to the institute by video.
On the previous day, November 10, the Council of Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University was held at Kogakuin University in Japan. Huang Haijun, Vice Director of Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University, Weng Jingnong, President of International School of Beihang University and Japanese representatives listened to the reports on the work and final accounts in 2017, work implementation in 2018, and working policy in 2019. Then they discussed the revisions of related rules.
Confucius Institute at Kogakuin University, founded in 2008, is the only Confucius Institute abroad established by Beihang University. Under the guidance of Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), adhering to the concept of "co-construction, co-negotiation and sharing", the institute sets up rich Chinese courses, and launch colorful cultural activities and exchanges. It contributes to the promotion of exchanges between the two universities and enhancement of understanding as well as friendship between the two countries.
Reported by Zhu Mingmei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Weng Jingnong
Translated by Zhao Yue