Hosei University Students Explore The Cultural Tapestry Of UMS


In a vibrant exchange of cultures and knowledge, students from Hosei University of Japan embarked on a whirlwind tour of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on 2nd March 2024.

The visit provided an excellent opportunity for both sets of students to immerse themselves in each other’s cultures, deepen their understanding of different perspectives and forge lasting connections.

The Faculty of Science and Humanities (FSSK) Mobility Coordinator, Dr. Trixie Tangit emphasized the importance of initiatives by the mobility program in strengthening connections between UMS and Hosei University.

“Through activities such as summer school programs and fostering deep connections through visits, both institutions can aim to build a foundation for future collaborative endeavours.

“We are proud that Abu Hurairah and Karen Adelyn, our students from the International Relations Programme, FSSK took the initiative to organize a campus tour and truly, the day-long journey was marked by camaraderie, discovery and mutual appreciation,” she said.

Throughout their visit, the Hosei University students engaged in various activities, ranging from exploring UMS’s campus and facilities to participating in cultural exchange and academic discussions.

“Such exchanges not only enrich the educational experience of the students involved but also contribute to fostering mutual respect, collaboration and friendship between institutions and across borders,” she added.

The group also had a chance to visit UMS Aquarium and Museum Marine, Outdoor Development Centre (ODEC), Pinakol Stairs, UMS Clock Tower and the picturesque UMS Mosque also known as Pink Mosque, one of Kota Kinabalu’s must-visit place.

Department of Economics, Hosei University lecturer, Professor Dr. Yasuo Yakatani expressed his gratitude, emphasizing the effectiveness of the day’s organising and the warm hospitality extended by UMS students.

For more information on mobility events by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities UMS, contact Dr. Trixie Tangit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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