2016

Friends of UTokyo Summary Report

By Eshima Shusei — About the Program Program: the University of Michigan Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research Course: Designing, Conducting, and Analyzing Field Experiments Instructor: Professor Donald P. Green Report I attended ICPSR course “Field Experiments” taught by Professor Donald Green. In the lectures, we started with the basic of causal inference framework named potential outcomes framework, which is widely used not only in Political Science but also in other science field such as epidemiology. In potential outcomes framework, at least two potential statuses are supposed for each unit of analysis: one when get treated, and one...
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2016

Japan in Today’s World

By Tianyi Dong — I’m extremely grateful to FUTI for their generous scholarship that allowed me to participate in the Global Summer Program at the University of Tokyo. It’s impossible to overstate my excitement of finally visiting Tokyo where so much history that I have learned in class actually took place. There is so much satisfaction just wandering along the streets of a city that lives with history. Each period left its mark: the exquisite Edo, the turbulent Meiji, the prosperous late Showa and the uncertain Heisei which we are now living through. At the university, I took a...
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2016

2016 UTRIP Internship with Prof. Mitsuhiko Shionoya

By David Burke — This summer, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in a UTRIP internship at the University of Tokyo, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of UTokyo, Inc. I spent six weeks working in the bioinorganic chemistry laboratory of Professor Mitsuhiko Shionoya, where my research was focused on the preparation and characterization of new self-assembled metal-macrocycle frameworks. I gained a great deal of knowledge through my participation in the Shionoya Group’s research program. At my home institution (Indiana University Bloomington), I conduct research in anion supramolecular chemistry, and most of my...
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2016

UTRIP 2016: Molecular Alignment and Orientation in Tokyo

By Niccolò Bigagli — Two have been the major goals I have pursued in my life so far: increase my knowledge and involvement in the fields of physics and physical research, and broaden my outlook on the world by getting to know different cultures and experiencing life in different parts of the world. My participation in the UTRIP 2016 program, which was made possible through the generosity of Friends of UTokyo, Inc., enabled me to live a marvelous experience that perfectly harmonized these two seemingly different objectives. Working for a summer at the University of Tokyo was surely an...
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