4/10/2016 H.E. Dr. Fatmie Attends the Kobe Institute of Computing Graduate School of Information Technology Master Degree Program 2016-2017 Entrance Ceremony
October 4, 2016: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie had the pleasure and honor of attending and speaking at the Kobe Institute of Computing Graduate School of Information Technology Master Degree Program 2015-2017 Entrance Ceremony. This opportunity enabled all in attendance to learn about Afghanistan’s growth and goals towards education.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie met with fellow exalted dignitaries, including Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Venetia Sebundi of the Republic of Rwanda in Japan; Honorable Mr. Asahiko Mihara, Member of the House of Representatives; the Honorable Second Secretary of the Embassy of Namibia in Japan; Mr. Yasunori Onishi, Director General of JICA Kansai; Mr. Toshiro Tamada, Vice Mayor of the City of Kobe; and Senator Tetsuro Yano, President of AFRECO.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie praised the pursuit of education shown in the forty three new students embarking on the path to a Master’s degree, including six hailing from Afghanistan. He further noted that education forms the bedrock on which the future is built. Creating global citizens not only benefits their home countries, but the entire world over. The Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Information Technology provides the means by which students can achieve lasting opportunities that benefit the entire world.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie further had a pleasure in meeting with many high ranking distinguished attendees, and discussed the issues of mutual interests. Among those from Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Technology were; Mr. Tomio Fukuoka, Founder and Chairman of Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Information Technology College of Computing; Mr. Takashi Tsuji, Professor and Assistant Vice President; Mr. Kenji Fukuoka, Director and Acting President; Mr. Takakazu Yano, Member of the Office for the Promotion of Social Relations at Kobe Institute of Computing; Mr. Kiyokazu Ota, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Rwanda and Senior Advisor to the President of Kobe Institute of Computing; Mr. Hisato Shima, Professor at Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Information Technology; Mr. Toshiki Sumitani, President of the Graduate School of Information Technology at the Kobe Institute of Computing; Mr. Ikuo Sugiyama, Professor in Department of Information Systems at Kobe Institute of Computing, Graduate School of Information Technology; and Mr. Mamoru Ito, Professor in the Department of Information Systems, and Dean of the Graduate School of Information Technology.
Other distinguished guests included Ms. Yumi Shirasaki, Director of the Parent and Child Health Handbook Promotion Association; Mr. Tadashi Yokoyama, head of the External Representation Office for Asia in the African Development Bank Group; Mr. Akinori Tamura, President of Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering LTD; and Mr. Hideki Asami, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering LTD. On behalf of the people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Fatimie expressed his appreciation to the hosts of the event who in turn expressed appreciation for his attendance and kind words.