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University Library Hosts Muto Lecture Tonight

Oct 25, 2012

As part of the Fourth Japanese Festival at Pacific, the University Library presents the 2nd Sanji Muto Lecture tonight beginning at 7pm in the Library Community Room. This evening's featured speakers are Mr. Haruta Muto, grandson of late Pacific alumnus Sanji Muto and President of Kokumin-kaikan, Osaka, Japan, and Dr. Philip Gilbertson, former provost of the University of the Pacific and author of the forthcoming history of the University of the Pacific. Mr. Muto will speak on Sanji Muto's business philosophy and Pacific's influence on its formation, and Dr. Gilbertson's topic will be the history of Japanese students at the University of the Pacific.

The Sanji Muto Lecture Series was established in 2010 by the University of the Pacific Library to honor Sanji Muto, the University's first Japanese student, and his profound commitment to education and to the University of the Pacific. Sanji Muto came to the University of the Pacific in 1885-86 to study English and learn more about American ways of education and business.

The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Haruta Muto, grandson of the late Sanji Muto