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Autumn Issue (Nov.)


Honoring two global economists

Presenting the Degree of Honorary Doctor (Doctor of Law)

Presented to Mr. Lee Kun-Hee, Chairperson of Samsung Corporation, at the graduation ceremony held on September 20th

Mr. Lee Kun-Hee (left) and President Shirai (right)

Lee Kun-Hee is the third son of the late I Byeong Cheol, founder of Korea's Samsung Group. Mr. Lee graduated from the Waseda University School of Commerce I in March of 1965. After completing his studies at the George Washington University Graduate School of Economics in America, he began his career as a manager at Samsung Corporation in 1966. Mr. Lee held key positions throughout his career and was responsible for creating the Samsung which exists today. In addition to being a global corporate officer, Mr. Lee has also made great efforts to promote friendly relations between Japan and Korea.

Presented to Mr. Wei Ying Zhou, President of the Ting Hsin International Group, at the graduation ceremony held on September 21st

Mr. Wei Ying Zhou

Wei Ying Zhou was born in Taiwan. In 1992, Mr. Wei founded the Ting Hsin International Group in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. The Ting Hsin International Group is currently the world's largest producer of instant noodles with an annual sales volume of more than 13 billion bags. Mr. Wei was forced to abandon his pursuit of education due to household circumstances, and this experience has caused him to place great emphasis on cultivating economically-disadvantaged younger generations. In 2009, generous donations from Mr. Wei made it possible for Waseda University to establish the "Ting Hsin International Group: Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation Scholarship System". Currently 12 students from China and Taiwan are studying at our university.