An extract from Professor Santa Ono’s latest blog post
Tokyo trip lays building blocks for future engagement with Japan
As you may know, I recently returned from a week-long visit to Tokyo. It was the first time a UBC president has travelled to Japan since Stephen Toope went there in 2011.
While there, I visited the University of Tokyo, as well as two Japanese firms that regularly hire UBC coop students. I also engaged with UBC alumni and donors living in Japan, met with the Canadian ambassador and Princess Takamado and spent a bit of time with some of my Japanese relatives.
It was a wonderful experience. Tokyo is an amazing city – lively, bustling and home to great food and shopping and an amazing public transportation system.