Oita sophian's afternoon tea
November 26, 2022, The Oita Sophia-kai was held for the first time in two years at "Opera", a modern Chinese restaurant at Art Hotel in Oita City. The gathering was called to honor the former President Shimomura's award for his dedication to the association and to celebrate President Oshima's recovery from his illness.
Including Mr. Adachi, Diet member（as of Nov), Mr. Yoshimura, vice governor, and Mrs. Utsumi, director of Children's Future division of Oita prefectural office, about twenty sophians have got together. We sophians boast of our bond like that of a family. In spite of the self-restraint atmosphere caused by the Covid-19, the attendees rejoiced the reunion, talked about their personal news and good old memories in our alma mater, and shared a happy time in the comfy party. In closing, the participants were able to confirm the close tie and promise to meet again soon after the Covid-19 is subdued.
Kawano Hagumi (1981 Faculty of Foreign Studies, Department of Luso-Brazilian Studies)