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Filipino students hold “Independence Day” festivities on campus


The Association of Filipino Scholars in Tsukuba (FAST) organized “Bayanihan 2017” on June 10, 2017 to celebrate the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines.
A film screening (“Heneral Luna”), followed by lectures, song numbers, and a poetry reading, was held. An art exhibit was also featured, along with Filipino food.
Four speakers were invited to talk about their views of Filipino nationalism and political issues.

FAST is an organization for Filipino alumni and current students to promote regular interaction among Filipino scholars based in Tsukuba.

(Photo 1) The four speakers: Asst Prof Michael Magcamit of Musashi University, Rey Ventura – a writer and filmmaker, Former congressman Walden Bello, and Asst Prof Yusuke Takagi of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), flanked by Assoc Prof Nathan Quimpo (to the left) and FAST President Arvin Valderrama (to the right) of the University of Tsukuba.

(Photo 2) Group photo


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