University News | February 23, 2016
Yesterday HU students Hui Yan (Graduate School of Letters, PhD, 2nd yr.), Abhijeet Ravankar (Graduate School of Engineering, PhD, 2nd yr.), and Huay Wen Tai (Modern Japanese Studies Program, 1st yr.) and two other students from universities in the area, met with the Governor of Hokkaido at the Governor’s official residence for a frank discussion on their impressions and experiences of living in Hokkaido. Although the students were nervous about meeting the governor, the governor’s staff and Governor Takahashi put them at ease with their friendly manner.
Governor Takahashi showed keen interest in the students impressions of Hokkaido and their plans for the future, and related her experiences of contact with the students’ native countries. All of the students remarked that Hokkaido’s natural abundance was and is a drawing point for them to come here, and they suggested that this is key to make it more attractive internationally in both the tourism and investment sectors.