This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Missouri State University

Japan Chapter

Japan Alumni Chapter
Chartered on July 21, 2005

Chapter Updates

Fall 2012

Japanese alumni, some traveling more than six hours, enjoyed a Bearcat social last October in Tokyo. Guests included Northwest’s first Japanese alum, Kenichi Moriguchi ’69, graduates from the last three decades and three Northwest administrators. Yuki Osawa Takashima ’97, Japan Alumni Chapter president, is to be commended for helping contact, advertise and promote the event. The chapter is focused on growing the number of Japanese alumni by recruiting younger generations to wear the green and white.

Spring 2009


Japanese alumni gathered in Tokyo in the fall and received an update on Northwest happenings from Dr. Charles McAdams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Those attending the reception were (front row) Rie Ogusu '05, Dr. Charles McAdams, Yuki Osawa '97, Mamiko Noda '03, (back row) Akane Sugiyama, Toru Yamauchi '99, Kenji Taninokuchi '95, Atsuya Ueda '03, Kasumi Sakai and Aya Takahashi '00.

Spring 2008

Last October, members of the Japan Alumni Chapter gathered in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo. They were joined by Dr. Charles McAdams, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Chapter President Yuki Osawa '97 led a discussion about potential activities and encouraged the members to let her know the names and addresses of other Northwest alumni currently living in Japan. McAdams provided an update of activities on Northwest's campus and answered questions on a variety of topics. Three of the alumni assisted McAdams at the USA Recruitment Fair in Tokyo two days later.


Several Northwest alumni living in Japan attended the Japan Alumni Chapter dinner in Tokyo, including (front row) Aya Takahashi '00, Ai Kobayashi, Yuki Osawa '97, Dr. Charles McAdams, dean of Northwest's College of Arts and Sciences, Hitomi Nagasaki '95, Akiko Sakamoto, (back row) Nobutaka Nakamura '05, Shota Kawano, Toru Yamauchi '99, Mamiko Noda '03, Kasumi Sekai, Jeannette Ferguson '00 and Rie Ogusu '05.


During the meeting of the Japan Alumni Chapter in Tokyo, Mamiko Noda '03 and Jeannette Ferguson '00 realized that Jeannette was an RA on the same floor where Mamiko lived her freshman year.

Spring 2006

The Japan Alumni Chapter, Northwest's first international chapter, was founded in July. One of its goals is to promote Northwest to Japanese students who wish to study abroad. In November, three officers participated in the U.S. University Fair in Tokyo and provided support at Northwest's booth. They also provided counseling services to current Japanese students at Northwest. The chapter plans to advertise Northwest in study abroad-related magazines published in Japan.


The Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association is establishing alumni chapters worldwide. Organized by alumni volunteers and supported by the Office of Alumni Relations, these chapters sponsor a variety of activities for alumni to get together socially and stay abreast of news from Northwest Missouri State University.