Here are milestones of FUTI (formerly FOTI)’s accomplishments in its fund raising and grant giving activities, and its newsletter and annual report publications:

  • November 2009: The first fund-raising campaign was launched.
  • January 2010: The first issue of FOTI Newsletter.
  • March 2010: A grant of $25,000 was awarded to the Todai-Yale Initiative (TYI) for Japanese Studies and Related Humanities and Social Services at Yale.
  • March 2010: A grant of $10,000 was awarded to the “ IPMU (Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) Satellite” at U.C. Berkeley.
  • June 2010: “FOTI International Leadership Award” was created, and the first Award was given to an MIT graduate student, who did summer internship at Todai.
  • June 2010: The 1st fund-raising campaign was completed with a total amount of donations of $ 139,632 ($96,432 from Shintech and $43,200 from 42 individuals ) during the fiscal year of July 2009 through June 2010.
  • November 2010: The 2nd fund-raising campaign was launched.
  • June 2011: “FOTI International Leadership Awards” were given to 4 Todai students who attended GSP (Global Summer Program) courses at U.C. Berkeley; 2 Todai students who attended Yale’s ELI; 3 MIT students who conducted research at Todai as summer interns;3 U.C. Berkeley students and 1 Yale student who attended the GSP at Todai. For details, see the 2011 Annual Report , pp. 6-8.
  • June 2011: The 2nd fund-raising campaign was completed with a total amount of $98,653 ($58,461 from Shintech and $40,192 from 45 individuals) . See the 2011 Annual Report,  pp. 9-11.
  • June 2011: $10,000 was awarded to the “IPMU program” at U.C. Berkeley (2nd award) to support their exchange program of graduate students and post- doctoral fellows between Todai and Berkeley and their conference travels. See the 2011 Annual Report , p.5.
  • July 2011: $30,000 was awarded to the Todai-Yale Initiative (2nd award) to support Todai professors who plan to attend an international conference on “International Development Cooperation among Asian Donors,” scheduled at Yale in March 2012.
  • July 2011: The first issue of the FOTI e-Newsletter (Newsletter No. 1) was issued. The newsletter was distributed to the past and prospective donors.
  • September 2011: A major overhaul and expansion of the FOTI website was completed. It was designed and to be maintained by Amy I Productions. See the 2011 Annual Report , p.6.
  • September 2011: Newsletter No. 2 was issued.
  • November 2011: The 3rd fund-raising campaign was launched.
  • December 2011: The 2011 Annual Report was produced. Printed copies of the Japanese version were distributed to the past and prospective donors. Both Japanese and English versions are posted on the website.
  • December 2011: Newsletter No. 3 was issued.
  • January 2012: Newsletter No. 4 was issued. (File neme shows 3?: http://www.friendsofutokyo.org/friends-of-todai-inc-e-newsletter-no-3/)
  • March 2012: The Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting was held.
  • May 2012: Newsletter No. 5 was issued.
  • June 2012: “FOTI International Leadership Awards” were given to 4 Todai students who attended GSP at U.C. Berkeley or Yale; 3Todai students who attended Yale’s ELI or regular summer school; 3 MIT students who did summer internship at Todai; 2 U.C. Berkeley students who attended GSP at Todai, and U.S. students who participated in UTRIP (the University of Tokyo Research Internship Program). See an article in Newsletter No. 5 June 2012: $10,000 was awarded to the research collaboration between Kavli IPMU at Todai and BCTP at UC, Berkeley (3rd award). See the 2012 Annual Report, page 3
  • June 2012: $13,750 was awarded to the Columbia-Todai joint program for a curricular development on condensed matter physics. See the 2012 Annual Report, page 4
  • June 2012: The 3rd fund-raising campaign was completed with a total amount of $139,160 ($77,155 from Shintech and $62,005 from 77 individuals) . See Newsletter No. 6 (see bellow). or the 2012 Annual report, pages 8-9
  • September 2012: Newsletter No. 6 was issued.
  • October 2012: The Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting was held.
  • November 2012: The 4th fund-raising campaign was launched.
  • December 2012: The 2012 Annual Report was produced.
  • April 2013: Newsletter No. 7 was issued.
  • June 2013: “FOTI Global Leadership Awards (formerly called the FOTI International Leadership Awards)” were given to 3 Todai students who attended GSP at U.C. Berkeley or Yale; 3 Todai students who attended Yale’s ELI or regular summer school; 2 Todai students who attended summer courses at Berkeley; 2 MIT students who conducted research at Todai; 1 U.C. Berkeley student and 2 Yale students who attended the GSP at Todai; 6 U.S. students who participated in UTRIP . See Newsletters No. 7 and 8  (see below) June 2013: $10,000 was awarded to the research collaboration between Kavli IPMU at Todai and BCTP at UC Berkeley (4th award). See Newsletter No 8, http://www.friendsoftodai.org/?p=3040.
  • June 2013: $15,000 was awarded to the Columbia-Todai program on condensed matter physics (2nd award). See an article in Newsletter No 8.
  • June 2013: The 4th fund-raising campaign was completed with a total amount of $131,396 ($70,076 from Shintech, and $61,320 from 73 individuals). See an article in Newsletter No.8
  • August 2013: FOTI co-sponsored the reception for Todai students who participated in the “Taiken” program in the New York area. See an article in Newsletter No.8,
  • September 2013: Newsletter No. 8 was issued.
  • September 2013: The Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting was held.
  • November 2013: The 5th fund-raising campaign was launched.
  • December 2013: The 2013 Annual Report was produced. December 2013: Newsletter No. 9 was issued.
  • May 2014: Newsletter No. 10 was issued.
  • May 2014: FOTI changed its name to Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI) with its Japanese name 東大友の会
  •  June 2014: “FUTI Global Leadership Awards” were given to 2 UTokyo students who attended the GSP at U.C. Berkeley; 3 UTokyo students who attended the English language program at Yale or Berkeley; 8 UTokyo students who attended summer courses at Harvard, Berkeley, Yale, Ohio State and other U.S. universities; 2 Yale students who attended the GSP at UTokyo; 4 U.S. students who participated in UTRIP, and 1 U.S. student who participated in UTSIP. In addition, a travel grant was given to a U.S. high school senior who was admitted to the PEAK program at UTokyo in the Fall of 2014. See Newsletters No. 10, 11, and 12.
  • June 2014: Newsletter No. 11 was issued.
  • June 2014: $10,000 was awarded to the research program between Kavli IPMU and BCTP at UC Berkeley (5th award).
  • June 2014: $11,500 was awarded to the Columbia-Todai joint program (3rd award). See Newsletter No. 12
  • June 2014: The 4th fund-raising campaign was completed with a total amount of $109,616.24 ( $52,956.24 from Shintech and $56,660.00 from 58 individuals).
  • August 2014 : The 1st phase of a major overhaul and expansion of the FUTI website was completed. It was designed and to be maintained by Amy I Productions. See Newsletter No. 12.
  • October 2014: Newsletter No. 12 was issued