On February 25, 2024, the annual statue of Professor Orita was unveiled at Kyoto University's Yoshida South Campus (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City), where the second round of the General Selection (General Entrance Examination) began. This year, the enemy character ''Pak'n Flower'' from Nintendo's popular game ''Super Mario Bros.'' has appeared.

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