Duesseldorf Sophians' New Year Party
In the evening of January 21, 41 Sophians including 2 undergraduates students from Sophia studying at the Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf gathered at the Japanese restaurant "Hyuga" for the new year party.
After organizing an online party due the pandemic two years ago, we could finally meet again in this year. We enjoyed the party with wonderful Japanese cuisine, chatting and introducing each other, playing the Tombola with lots of prizes. At the end of the party we sang our school song conducted by Mr. Junichi Takeda, graduate of 1965, and took group photos as every year. Since it was the first time in three years that we met again, every old and new faces enjoyed the party with a full of smile and three hours passed so quickly. There was also a great news that Ms. Yukari Suzuki-Tangena, graduate of 1975 and participated from The Netherlands, and Ms. Michiko Kurita, graduate of 1982 and participated from Belgium were both decorated by the king of their respective countries for their contributions over the years.
On this occasion, Mr. Masakazu Tachikawa, the secretary general of the Japanese chamber of commerce and industry in Duesseldorf and graduate of 1986, was elected unanimously as the new chairman of the Duesseldorf Sophia-Kai succeeding Ms. Mariko Fuchs, master's graduate of 1983.
Deputy Secretary General of the Duesseldorf Sophia-kai and graduate of 1992