We are proud to announce that as of October 16th, the journal paper titled “3D Shape Retrieval Using Manifold Ranking” has been published in IPSJ Journal, Volume 49, No.10. It is utterly amazing that we have seen the third journal paper this year publised. If the paper is written by someone who is currently in doctoral course, there is no wonder. However, what makes us surprising is that all three journal papers publised this year are from our alumni who got only ME degrees. I really hope these sequential efforts do make other students of our laboratory stimulate/inspire in seeking further investigation of the academic field of their interests. I could not resist my temptation to weep for joy.