UBC Thunderbirds and Keio University Baseball Team Play Friendly
August 24, 2018
On August 17, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds baseball team visited Keio and played a friendly against the Keio University Baseball Team. The UBC team was joined by UBC President and Vice Chancellor Santa J. Ono who took the opportunity to see more of Keio University.
The friendly was held at the baseball ground at Hiyoshi Shimoda Field located on Keio’s Hiyoshi Campus. President Ono and Keio President Akira Haseyama met and chatted with the players, and after each threw out a ceremonial first pitch.
After the game, President Ono was accompanied to Shinanomachi Campus for a tour of the state-of-the-art research facilities of Keio University Hospital at which cutting-edge medical research is conducted, and to meet Vice-President Tsutomu Takeuchi and Masayuki Amagai, Dean of the Keio University School of Medicine, as well as Keio University Hospital Director General Yuko Kitagawa.
The group then moved to Keio’s Mita Campus where they were joined by Keio Vice-President Masahito Omori for a tour of its historical points of interest, including the Mita Public Speaking Hall, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property.
The day was rounded off with a reception at the Hiyoshi Faculty Club, where the two baseball teams joined the delegation in cementing a day of exchange between the two universities.
Group photo at the baseball ground at Hiyoshi Shimoda Field
The ceremonial first pitches by President Ono (bottom right) and President Haseyama (bottom left)
Taking a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at the Keio University Hospital at Shinanomachi Campus
In Building 2 at Shinanomachi Campus. From left: Dean Amagai, President Haseyama, President Ono, Vice-President Takeuchi, and Hospital Director General Yuko Kitagawa
Taking a stroll around Mita Campus
Inside the Mita Public Speaking Hall
Group photo at the Mita Public Speaking Hall with President Ono (3rd from right), President Haseyama (2nd from right) and Vice-President Omori (right)