05 June 2022: Welcome Party

On June 5th, 2022 Welcome party for the students was held. The event was attended by around  30 students. Post-lunch the entire team went to Hibiya park where the handover event was held. The responsibilities of UTISA were transferred from UTISA 2021-22 team to UTISA 2022-23 team. 

23 May 2022: Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi's visit to Japan 

On 23 May 2022,  Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, visited Japan for the Quad Summit, alongside the United States and Australia leaders. There was also a one-hour-long interactive session with the Indian Diaspora in Japan organized by the Embassy of India, Japan. And in his speech, Modi Ji appreciated the Indian Community for their contributions in various fields and for remaining connected to the roots.

20 March 2022: Holi celebration by Indian Student Association of University of Tokyo

Indian students from the University of Tokyo gathered together in Yoyogi Park on March 20, 2022, to celebrate the festival of colors, Holi. Students from the Tokyo Institute of Technology added more fun and energy to the event with their presence.
The day was filled with vibrant colors, dances, and games taking us back to childhood days. There were moments when we pinched ourselves to realize if we are in Japan or India. Thanking everyone for joining us and being a part of this memorable day, we look forward to another event on another day.

19 March 2022: Graduation Celebration by the Indian Student Association of the University of Tokyo for the batch of April 22

Congratulating the April 2022 graduates, UTISA organized a dinner party at the Aangan restaurant on 19 March 2022. Some of the graduates of the September 2021 batch also joined this offline celebration. With the entry of new students into the University, this celebration also gave them a chance to interact with the senior students and learn about their experiences in Japan. 
12th January 2022: Observing National Youth Day with the Embassy of India, in Japan. 

National Youth Day was observed by the Embassy of India, for this event a panel discussion was held by UTISA students about the one change the youth can do to impact the world.

31 October 2021: Diwali Celebrations by Indian Student Association of University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology

Indian Student Associations of the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology came together once again to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali at the Nakano Kuritsu Heiwanomori Park on 31st October 2021. This year students of other nationalities also joined us in the celebration. The celebration started with introductions, games, followed by the lighting of diyas, arti, bursting of firecrackers, and concluded with a competitive game of antakshari where international students also took part. It was a joyous celebration as many students got to meet their classmates and peers outside the 2-dimension computer screens. 

16th October 2021: 160th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore Japan-India-Bangladesh Exchange Event

On the homecoming day, Utokyo observed the 160th Birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. This event was marked with addresses from  H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma  Ambassador of India to Japan, H.E. Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan among many others. This event highlighted the extent of Gurudev's influence on India, Bangladesh, and Japan collectively.  This event made us feel proud as Utokyo students to be in the same place where Gurudev Tagore once stood and addressed the world.


15 September 2021: Graduation Celebration by the Indian Student Association of the University of Tokyo for the batch of September 2021

Due to the COVID restrictions in place, the event was organized online on September 15, 2021. Looking back at the past 2-3 years, graduating students shared their experiences of life in Japan. It was enriching to listen to their fun stories,  things they wish they knew earlier and the experiences that led to the person they have become now. 
UTISA wishes them all the very best for their future. 

July 18 2021: Welcoming Tokyo Olympic Athletes to Tokyo. 

Members of UTISA welcomed the athletes of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to Japan. Due to covid restrictions, the messages were conveyed via the embassy to the athletes. We wished the esteemed guest the best for their performance. 


29th October 2019: Diwali Celebrations by Indian Student Association of University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology

29th October 2019, marking the Indian festival of lights, Diwali, Indian students from the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology gathered at Futako Tamagawa park to celebrate. About 60 students altogether from both universities have attended this celebration, by starting with Aarti, lighting candles, firing crackers, and ended with delicious Indian dinner. It was a great opportunity in many accords, for senior students to get away from the stress of their own academia, for new students to get to know senior students and interaction between the students from both Universities. The biggest joy for everyone was however, people gathered to celebrate the Indian festival in a foreign land, trying to feel at home amongst our people

22nd October 2019: Hon’ble President of India, Shri RAM NATH KOVIND and the First Lady’s visit to Japan for the Enthronement Ceremony of Japan’s new Emperor, His Imperial Majesty NARUHITO

On 22nd October 2019, Japan celebrated the His Imperial Majesty NARUHITO’s ascension as the New Emperor of Japan. Hon’ble President of India, Shri RAM NATH KOVIND arrived the day before in Japan and was present at the ceremony. He has also visited and paid respects at the Tsukuji Hongwangji Buddhist temple in Tokyo, planted a bodhi sapling from India, saying ‘the growth of the plant symbolises Indo-Japan friendship’. Later that evening, he visited the Indian Embassy in Tokyo and addressed the Indian students and other Indian Association heads congratulating them for several reasons mainly - forming unions and associations in order to maintain unity among people of India in a foreign nation, to celebrate Indian festivals thereby carrying the roots of our traditions and culture and to exchange the same with the people of Japan, and encouraged us all to keep doing the same in the years to come. He spoke a few words on the lessons by Gandhiji that should be followed even today, by this generation.


2019 observed the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On this precious occasion, a huge event was held on homecoming day of the University of Tokyo, organised by UTISA, in collaboration with University of Tokyo Alumni Association of India (UTAAI) and University of Tokyo Management Planning Department (UTMPD). The event was attended by various dignitaries such as Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma, the Ambassador of India to Japan, Mr Yoshihiro Kumamoto Senior Executive Officer High-Speed Rail Project in India East Japan Railway Company, Mr Shrikrishna Kulkarni President UTAAI, Chairman Board Governors of IIM Calcutta and Great Grand Son of Mahatma Gandhi, Ms Chiharu Takenaka, Professor of International Politics, Rikkyo University, Dr Kenryo Minowa, Professor, Dept. of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies, University of Tokyo, Mr Rakesh Joshi, Principal, Indian International School in Japan, Dr Akira Hayashi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hirosaki University. We were enlightened by their thoughts and researches about Mahatma Gandhi. There were several cultural performances by Indian as well as Japanese students followed by interaction session among all the attendees.

5th October 2019: Dusshera Milan by HSS Japan

Dussehra Milan organised by HSS Japan, was held on 5th October 2019. This event is organised every year by HSS Japan in which many Indian organisations are invited and felicitated upon their work throughout the year for Indians in Japan. The Ambassador of India to Japan was invited as the Chief Guest along with a dy. Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan. The event started with various performances by children which included skit presentation of different avatars of Lord Vishnu, dance on the patriotic song and some folk dance as well. This was followed by the felicitation of various Indian organisations and folk dance from various states by HSS members. Then the dy. Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan addressed the audience followed by an address by the Ambassador of India to Japan. Ambassador of India to Japan mainly talked about how we (Indian) represent India as well as support other Indians outside India like brothers and sisters. At last the event ended by a group photograph followed by lunch.

29th September 2019: Welcome Party for the Autumn Batch

A welcome party was organised for the freshers from India, for the Autumn intake on 29th September at Maharaja Restaurant, held in the form of a group dinner. 36 members joined the party’s including 22 new Indian students. There was a lot of fruitful discussion almost members, old and new. The senior students got to know the difficulties that the new students were facing. Knowing the difficulties that the freshers faced, initiatives will be taken to make sure that the upcoming batches do not face the same issues or at least would be aware of methods to tackle them. It was also a great platform to make new friends with like minds. Everyone introduced themselves, mentioning their hobbies and interests. This enabled people to form groups for activities like hiking, adventure sports, music, dance, etc. This was also a stress buster for people who were busy with work and/or study.

29th April 2019: Welcome Party for the Spring Batch

A welcome party was organised for the freshers from India, for the Spring intake on 29th April, at Sapana Restaurant, held in the form of a group dinner. 6 new Indian student joined the party along with a few seniors. It was a great opportunity for freshers to meet seniors and learn about life in Japan. For the seniors, it was an opportunity to meet new people and get to the viewpoint of the freshers about Japan during the initial days. It was not only an opportunity to interact and learn from each other, but also, an opportunity for UTISA to grow.

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