On the 2nd of December 2019, Yamaguchi-Takada Laboratory members held a birthday party for Professor Yamaguchi. Former lab researcher, Yamamoto-san and Kurokawa-san, and former graduate students Yokoi-san, Poong-san, Inoue-san, and Mai-san also gathered together to join the party. Adding to the tally of bless, current and former lab members celebrated Professor Yamaguchi’s new career as the Director of UNU-IAS.
Thereafter, a very beautiful fruit cake illuminated with sparkling candles was presented and everybody altogether sang Happy Birthday happily. To top it all off, a bouquet of flowers, together with a wish card, was presented to Professor Yamaguchi as a memento of this very special occasion. On this special night as well, the students were very lucky to be able to socialize with former lab members as they shared their experiences related to their career. Indeed, such a conversation is very meaningful especially to students in planning their respective career journeys upon graduation. We are so happy to hear many interesting updates from everybody.
The chilly weather outside the restaurant was not comparable with the warmest love shown by all the lab members that evening. That memorable evening reflected the sense of belonging and togetherness of all the members from different generations of Yamaguchi-Takada Laboratory. Once again, happy birthday, Professor Yamaguchi!