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IRCMS Opening ceremony

July 8 2014

IRCMS held an opening ceremony on July 8, 2014. The ceremony started with opening remarks by Isao Taniguchi, President of Kumamoto University. Then, Congratulatory speeches were made by the four guests of honor


Dr. Fumimaro Takaku, president of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences

Dr. Toshio Kuroki, adviser of Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Mr. Tetsuo Goda, Director of Scientific Research Aid Division, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Dr. Taihei Miyagawa, a professor emeritus of Kumamoto University


At the end of the ceremony, ribbon- cutting and facility tour were held.

More than 50 people attended the ceremony and they placed expectations on the research activities at IRCMS.