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The 25th anniversary of ADI Japan Section & ADI Executive Meeting in Osaka, Japan
On October 2nd 2009, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of ADI Japan section at Japanese restaurant "Yoshitsune” near Hotel Marriott in Hawaii after the convocation. We had Dr. Reg W. Hession(President), Dr. Diampo J. Lim(Vice President), Dr. Ernesto Acuna E, Dr. Robert L. Ramus(Executive Director), Dr. Gerhard Seeberger(Regent), Dr. Donald T. Brown(Past President), Dr. Terry T. Tanaka (Past President) and their wives from the headquarter of ADI.
Dr. Sugimoto (Japan Section President) gave an address to appreciate the headquarter's assistance and cooperation to the Japan section. Then Dr. Tsuboi(honorary adviser) made a speech on the history of the Japan section. He mentioned that the charter presentation ceremony in 1985 in Osaka was held in a tense atmosphere with many regents from the headquarter. He also talked about Dr. Miyahara's wonderful career of both home and abroad. He showed his appreciation to Dr. Kinoshita (Canada)'s great contribution to the Japan section. He also referred that we had both 15th and 25th anniversaries in Hawaii by coincidence and expressed a hope to stay in close contact with the headquarter after this.
We toasted after Dr. Hession's congratulatory speech. Everybody enjoyed the party talking each other about international activities of ADI. It was at this party that we willingly accepted a proposal of having the next executive meeting in Japan.
On June 4th 2010, we hosted the ADI Executive Meeting in Osaka as promised. We had Dr. Reg W. Hession (President), Dr. Susan B. Bishop(Immediate Past-President), Dr. Thomas L. Brink (President-Elect), Dr. Diampo J. Lim(Vice President), Dr. Ramon J. Baez (Vice President), Dr. Robert L. Ramus(Executive Director), Dr. Terry T. Tanaka and Dr. Yip Wing-Kong both Past Presidents. The welcome party was held after the meeting.
On June 5th, Japan section and Osaka Dental University co-organized a lecture by Dr. Tanaka on Temporomandibular Joint and Esthetic Dentistry. Many Osaka Dental University post- graduates attended. We obtained feedback that the lecture was very informative. We enjoyed dinner and a discussion with Dr. Tanaka on that evening.
On June 6th, there was a Japan Section Meeting. The 2009 statement of account and next term budget were approved and we delivered two lectures. Firstly prof. Naohiro Kashiwa (Kurashiki University of Science and The Arts, Department of health science) lectured on ”guide to healthy jogging”. Secondly Mr. Fujita (NPO: International Forum for Cooperation Exec. Director/ former prof. of Nippon Bunri University) introduced his NPO's international contribution which offer both personnel/ material supply and dentistry interchange to ASEAN.
Attendee of executive meeting or guest from abroad had a luncheon and a party for almost 3 hours. We enjoyed the magic performance by Dr. Okazaki and bingo. The magic show was so wonderful.
After the party Dr. Lim, Dr. Wing-Kong, Dr. Kinoshita and we discussed on continuing to support ASEAN.
It was a great honor that we could hold an executive meeting in Osaka.