Northeast Normal University Vice President and Faculty Visit TUFS
July 12, 2019
On Monday, May 27, 2019, Vice President HAN Dongyu of Northeast Normal University, NENU (China) and Vice President GAO Ying of NENU’s Preparatory School for Chinese Students to Japan (PSCSJ) paid a courtesy visit to TUFS President HAYASHI Kayoko.
NENU and TUFS has a long history of cooperative relations. Based on the five-year plan on China-Japan education communication decided between the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, since 1979 (one year after the conclusion of the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty), TUFS has sent teachers from the then Japanese Department and the Japanese Language Branch School to PSCSJ at NENU, and has supported Chinese government-financed exchange students to Japan in Japanese education for 40 years. Vice President Han also completed his doctoral degree after attending PSCSJ and studying at the University of Tokyo Graduate School. In 2006, TUFS and NENU signed an exchange agreement and NENU accepted trainee teachers from TUFS’s Japanese Language Education Course (Master’s Program). Last year in 2018, a comprehensive partnership agreement was signed.
In addition to President Hayashi, Vice President MATSUKUMA Jun, Director of the Japanese Language Center for International Students MURAO Seiichi, and Professor SUZUKI Mika (Institute of Japan Studies), who was sent to PSCSJ in 2015, also participated in the discussion in the President's office. Topics of discussion included the results of education and research that have been fostered through the cooperative relationship between the two schools and the future development of Japanese language education and exchange. At the end of the meeting, Vice President Han handed an invitation letter to President Hayashi to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of PSCSJ, scheduled to be held in August this year. This event is anticipated to further strengthen the amicable relationship between the two universities.