The 2013 Annual Meeting of SF Akamonkai Held

SFAkamonkai2SFAkamonkaiOn Saturday February 9th, 2013, the Annual Meeting of San Francisco Akamonkai (the UTokyo Alumni Group of the region) was held at Daly City Golf Club in the outskirts of San Francisco. The Akamonkai has approximately 80 registered members. The meeting was attended by about 40 members and Mr. Isao Matsuura, the president of Rakuyu-kai (Kyoto University Alumni Group), was invited as a guest. The participants enjoyed socialization over casual chats with cocktails for about 30 minutes, before they took their seats. After a welcoming speech by President Takashi Nakamura, Mr. Yasuhiko Okiyama, class of 1956, proposed a toast.
SFAkamonkaiKobayashiProf. Emeritus Shoshichi Kobayashi of Mathematics Department of U.C. Berkeley, who was the most senior member of the Akamonkai , passed away on August 29, 2012, thus his wife Mrs. Yukiko Kobayashi, his younger brother Hisashi Kobayashi (FUTI President) and his wife Masae were invited to this year’s meeting. After the lunch, Prof. Kobayashi gave a 45 minute talk entitled “The Life and Achievements of Shoshichi Kobayashi,” (The slides and You Tube video can be seen by visiting In closing, he talked about the history and the current activities of FUTI, and asked for support from the members.
SFAkamonkai3After Ms. Miharu Furihata, Treasurer, presented a summary of the financial report of Year 2012, Mr. Kenji Karasaki, a humorous and entertaining character, presided over the raffle game, using the gifts from the members as prizes. The participants introduced themselves in turn as they won the raffle game, and talked about their latest news in a lively and jovial atmosphere. The party adjourned after a group photo.

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