At the Youth Hostel (Back row: Mr. Koyama left, Mr. Kurabayashi on his left)


At the Parliament

Many of the twenty attendants were winners of mathematics competitions. We all stayed at the same youth hostel during the seminar where we duly made friends. It was very constructive for us to be able to make friends with these excellent students from various countries. (The five secretariat members were all students and they took good care of the attendants.) At the reception, we had chances to talk with the prizewinners. We were impressed that all were so frank and kind. On December 10, we witnessed a gorgeous ceremony but we thought that the atmosphere was relaxed. The banquet was spectacular. The dishes were served while music was played and a short play was presented. After the ball, we all stayed up at the Hall until late that night, excited as we were.
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