UBC Japanese Faculty invited to Emperor’s Birthday Celebration

On January 29, 2020, a number of our Japanese faculty attended the Fairmount Hotel for a celebration of the Emperor’s birthday, also attended by UBC President Santo Ono and Dean Gage Averill. Held by the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, it was particularly significant because it was the first birthday celebration of the emperor of the Reiwa era.

Pictured above are (L-R): Japanese Language Coordinator Rebecca Chau, Japanese Language Lecturer Masumi Abe, UBC President Santa Ono, Japanese Language Lecturer Ihhwa Kim, and Associate Professor Christina Laffin.