President Visits Nippon Foundation
WMU President, Dr. Björn Kjerfve, was in Tokyo from 24-28 February and paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, and had additional meetings with several organizations that have key ties to WMU. The purpose of the visit was to inform the Nippon Foundation of the progress of WMU during the past year and to personally thank Dr. Sasakawa for the immense support the University receives and has received from the Nippon Foundation. With the graduating class of 2013, there are now 521 WMU Sasakawa Fellows who are alumni in addition to 21 current Sasakawa Fellows in the Class of 2014. The Nippon Foundation also supports three Professorial Chairs at WMU.