ISHIKAWADAI 9 – When the pinks of plum blossoms started adding color to the gray of the winter, it was a hint of the coming of the spring and the start of fresh beginnings.
On the 1st of March 2019, Yamaguchi-Takada laboratory held a triple celebration party: Professor Takada’s appointment as Tokyo Tech’s new vice president for international affairs, Dr. Li’s departure from the researcher desk to start his industry career, and Uemura-san’s master’s program graduation. Professor Aoki from GSIC and former Yamaguchi-Takada lab researcher, Yamamoto-san, brought extra merriment to the party with their participation.
Staying true to the lab’s tradition, each lab member showcased their home-cooked cuisines complemented with Professor Yamaguchi’s opulent taste in wine and champagne. The light atmosphere of the party made the time seem to pass quickly. The sweet messages of the lab members to the three celebrants added an extra layer of warmth and comfort against the chill of winter.
Bittersweet memories are best reminisced with the most cherished people. Congratulations, Professor Takada! We will see you soon, Dr. Li and Uemura-san!