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The title of Honorary Doctor of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) was conferred upon the Tokai University Chancellor Kiyoshi Yamada (Japan). The ceremony of presenting a personal diploma and memorial sign was held by the FEFU President Nikita Anisimov at the University Academic Council meeting on May, 15th. The solemn ceremony was attended by Tatsuhiko Kasai, the Japan's Consul General in Vladivostok.
“You are an outstanding Chancellor, with whom Tokai University has reached unprecedented heights,” Nikita Anisimov addressed Kiyoshi Yamada. “It is thanks to your energy and personal attention the relationships between our universities are so successful. FEFU is your home in Russia from this very moment.”
“Thank you for the honor of becoming the FEFU Honorary Doctor. I am sure that cooperation between our universities will actively develop and promote Russian-Japanese relations,” said Kiyoshi Yamada.
Kiyoshi Yamada devoted his report at the meeting of the Academic Council to the new and future joint programs of Tokai University and FEFU. In 2018, the universities launched a large-scale exchange program, which will cover 440 students for four years. Exchanges are conducted under the project on the development of social and humanitarian relations between the two countries, with the support of the Government of Japan. In 2017, the universities jointly opened the International Judo Club on the campus, which harmoniously combines sport development and the strengthening of Russian-Japanese ties.
According to the Tokai University Chancellor, in a longer-term perspective are dual degree programs in different areas, cross-opening of the universities' offices on the Russky Island and Tokyo campuses, new internships for students and faculty, joint research projects in the field of climate research, genomic medicine, and laser technology.