University Of Tokyo: AY 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony Held

The University of Tokyo AY 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

The ceremony was held only with about 80 graduates, in order to minimize risk of infection of the novel coronavirus.

The ceremony began at 10:00 with the attendance of President Gonokami, executive vice presidents, deans of the Faculties and special guest Mr. Muneoka Shoji, chairman of the UTokyo Alumni Association, on the stage in their academic gowns.

President Gonokami awarded diplomas to the graduates representing each Faculty, and gave a baccalaureate address to the graduates. Mr. Muneoka then gave a congratulatory address to the graduates, and the two representative graduates (Mr. Yoshida Satoshi from the Faculty of Science, and Mr. Sato Daiki from the Faculty of Economics) made speeches in reply on behalf of the entire graduating class, after which the ceremony was concluded.

Livestreams of the ceremony were provided, and watched by many graduates and their families who were unable to attend the ceremonies, as well as the general public.

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