Shinzō Abe, prime minister of Japan, graciously welcomed Dean Thomas S. Robertson to his nation during the Wharton Global Forum that took place in Tokyo on May 24–25. The prime minister presented the dean with this ornate telegram, which read:
I welcome the Wharton School to Japan, and offer my congratulations on the occasion of its highly successful Global Forum in Tokyo.
It is my greatest pleasure to recognize the many global leaders from business, government and education gathering here to discuss the vitalization of our societies.
I hope that the Wharton School will continue to push the frontiers of business education and to lead the development of our global economy. I wish you every success over the next two days.