Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Hattori Eiichi Scholarship Conferment Ceremony for International Students

Aug 4, 2008

On Friday August 1st, 2008, the Hattori Eiichi Scholarship Conferment Ceremony for International Students was held at APU.

This International student scholarship was made possible thanks to Mr. HATTORI Eiichi, President & Representative Director of Hattori Heating Industries Co., Ltd, a member of the APU Supporting Group. The scholarship was established in 2001 with the purpose of supporting students who despite facing financial difficulties are dedicated to pursuing their studies.

At the Scholarship Conferment Ceremony Mr. HATTORI Eiichi, from Osaka, and General Affairs Deputy Manager Mr. KAWAMURA Masakazu attended with the ten 2nd and 3rd year international students who are the 2008 scholarship recipients from 7 countries and regions such as Thailand, Nigeria, Korea and China as well as three 4th year students who were recipients of the scholarship in 2007.

Mr. HATTORI offered these words of encouragement "Every year in August I visit APU and receive energy from the students. Please work hard in your studies with a clear goal". Then, he presented each of the recipients with their scholarship. After receiving their scholarships the students gave these words of thanks "Thanks to this scholarship I am able to concentrate on my studies." "I thank you from my heart. For me as I start looking for a job, this is the greatest encouragement."

For the Hattori Heating Industries Co.,Ltd. web page:

For the interview with Mr. HATTORI Eiichi:

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