Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Notes from the President

New Year’s Greeting from the President of APU

Jan 6, 2020

Happy new year, everyone. I hope this New Year finds you well.

Last year marked my second year at the university. With the support and encouragement of you all, I learned many things and had a rewarding 2019. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

On April 1, 2020, APU will celebrate its 20th anniversary. APU was only able to reach this milestone year because of the support everyone has shown the university over the years. Please let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude.

I intend to celebrate APU’s 20th anniversary together with our alumni all over the world, the students currently studying here, the faculty and staff, the residents of Oita Prefecture and Beppu City, the families of our alumni and students, future APU students, and all our supporters. I look forward to working with you to make APU an even more enjoyable and exciting university.

I kindly request your continued support as we strive to make APU an even more attractive university in 2020. I also hope you will visit APU this year, and I look forward to meeting you on campus!

Haruaki Deguchi
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
January 1, 2020

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