Hope College celebrated its 50-year friendship with Meiji Gakuin University of Japan with a series of events on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 3–4.

Meiji Gakuin University is a Christian university with campuses in both Tokyo and Yokohama. The relationship began in 1965 with a summer program that brought Meiji Gakuin students to Hope, and has since expanded to include a similar program for Hope students, long-term student study-abroad, faculty exchanges and more.

Read about the history of the relationship, and learn how one alumnus from both institutions is still connected to the Hope family.