by RONALYN BANAKEN
Prof. Keiichi Minamikawa of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University in Japan (extreme left) and his wife Asst. Prof. Meg Minamikawa (center) of Nagasaki Wesleyan University – also in Japan – paid a visit to the University of Baguio last Feb. 7-11. The couple sat down with UB’s president emeritus Reynaldo Bautista (second from left) and Engr. Elisea Santos (second from right), director of the UB Linkages, Alumni and Review Center, to outline the terms of a possible collaboration. Asst. Prof. Minamikawa also met with Daiki Temizu (extreme right), Nagasaki Wesleyan University’s exchange student, who arrived in UB last August.
Administrators of two Japanese universities recently paid a visit to the University of Baguio (UB), renewing decades-long ties between the institutions.
Prof. Keiichi Minamikawa, Dean of Students at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, sat down with UB administrators to explore agreements and discuss possible collaborations.
Asst. Prof. Meg Minamikawa, who heads the Foreign Language, International Studies, and Contemporary Social Studies programs of Nagasaki Wesleyan University and wife of Prof. Minamikawa, also arrived, strengthening the relations between UB and the Japanese university. UB and Nagasaki Wesleyan University have earlier inked an agreement that includes an exchange student program.
Asst. Prof. Minamikawa also met with Daiki Temizu, Nagasaki Wesleyan University’s exchange student, who arrived in UB last August.
The relations between UB and Nagasaki Wesleyan University go back decades. In particular, Nagasaki Wesleyan University offered assistance to UB during the 1990 earthquake that flattened the city and most of Luzon.
The visit is parallel to UB’s move in advancing the ASEAN 2015 integration, an initiative of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which seeks to unify the ASEAN trade and economy, politics, culture, and education by the end of 2015.