The Post-50th Reunion was held for Keio alumni at the Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall on Saturday, May 21.
Now in its 63rd year, the Post-50th Reunion is a tradition that started in 1953 when Keio extended an invitation to alumni celebrating their 25th and 50th graduation anniversaries to attend the Commencement Ceremony. Currently, 25th anniversary alumni are invited to the Commencement Ceremony and 50th anniversary alumni to the Entrance Ceremony. Since 1986, the Post-50th Reunion has been held every year for alumni celebrating any anniversary of graduation after their 50th. This year, more than 4,600 graduates (the oldest being 99 years of age) attended the event.
After the singing of Keio's Alma Mater “The Juku-ka," President Seike took the stage to thank the alumni for their continuous support and loyalty.
Then Vice-President Watanabe gave a toast, and alumni had a chance to catch up with one another. Later, everyone joined in the rendition of "Keio Sanka" and "Wakaki-chi," led by the Keio Cheerleading Band, filling the entire hall with a sense of unity. Alumni reunited with old friends on this warm and sunny day and enjoyed talking about the past, present, and future.