original article from Yokohama National University
On Thursday, May 23, 2013, a total of 23 students from George Mason University (Virginia, US) visited Yokohama National University (YNU) under Youth Exchange Program with North America “KAKEHASHI Project –The Bridge for Tomorrow” promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The project “aims to heighten potential interest in Japan and increase the number of overseas visitors to the country, as well as enhance international understanding of the “Japan brand”, or the nation’s strengths and attractiveness, such Japanese-style value and “Cool Japan”.” (Quote from Japan Foundation website)
After greetings by Yokohama National University Executive Director for International Affairs and Planning Professor Hitoshi Yamada and a speech in wonderful Japanese by GMU English Language Institute Curriculum Coordinator Dr Jane Kirsch, YNU Student International Volunteer Waka Saotome (4th year student of the College of Engineering) made a brief introduction of YNU. She not only explained the outline of the university but also mentioned on the up-coming university festival “Seiryo-sai”. All the GMU students were listening to her presentation very eagerly.