A Guide to the Tohoku University Festival: Part 2

Just like those of the previous years, the 2019 Tohoku University festival has a wide variety of performances scheduled. This includes dancers, singers, bands, and comedians. However, the full list of entertainers has not yet been released. It will apparently only be available once the festival is opened to the public. 

Aside from the entertainers, the university festival also has trial lectures on various topics. This year, there will be six lecturers: Mr. Kiyotaka Naoe, Mr. Yutaka Furuya, Mr. Toshiaki Muramoto, Mr. Norihiro Nakamura, Mr. Tomoyuki Yambe, and Mr. Hajime Mushiaki. Each lecture will be held at Room 202 at Building B for 1 hour. Forty-five minutes of each lecture is dedicated to the speaker while fifteen minutes will be allotted for questions from the audience. We have summarized the dates, lecture time, and topic of each lecture below. Sadly, for the people who cannot understand Japanese that well, the lectures will all be in Japanese. 


Date Time Title (translated from Japanese)

Mr. Kiyotaka Naoe

November 2 10:30 to 11:30 

What is learning? Liberal arts? Literary fusion? Questions from scientific history and scientific philosophy

Mr. Yutaka Furuya November 3 13:30 to 14:30 

The History of Economics: Following the “Economic Principles” of Philadelphia 

Mr. Toshiaki Muramoto

November 4 10:30 to 11:30 Word, mind, and communication

Mr. Norihiro Nakamura

November 2 13:30 to 14:30  Big history that unites history and natural science

Mr. Tomoyuki Yambe

November 3

10:30 to 11:30 

Introduction to human-machine theory: Basic and clinical aspects of artificial organs

Mr. Hajime Mushiaki November 4 13:30 to 14:30 

Brain rhythm and frontal function: brain network and human network 

However, there are other activities that even people with little experience in Japanese can enjoy. Some students have planned to set up a “haunted house” in one of the rooms on the campus. The premise behind it is that the location is an old, abandoned hospital where illegal human experiments were once conducted. The ghosts of the patients that died there still roam the halls, and they don’t want you to leave. 

The university festival will also have a popular comedian’s performance. In 2017, around 1,000 people graced this show and enjoyed the event.

Finally, there is the Mr. and Ms. Tohoku University pageant. It is highly popular amongst Japanese universities to host personality pageants, and it has become quite a rage across the country. In every way, the university festival this year is surely expected to be something of dreams while living the mortal life. The committee is excited to welcome you from November 02!

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