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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MID- TO LONG-TERM STUDIES

These scholarships support up to two years of mid- to long-term study (1 semester/2 quarters or longer) and provides up to $50,000/year.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SHORT-TERM STUDIES

These scholarships support students for summer short-term study abroad programs between UTokyo and US universities.

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RESEARCH GRANTS

FUTI Research Grants provide support (up to $10,000) for a project/activity to be jointly pursued by UTokyo and Institution(s) in the U.S.

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FUTI Newsletter No. 28

1. Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2023 FUTI Scholarship Programs
2. 2022-2023 Campaign Begins
3. FUTI Scholarship Recipients Discuss the Importance of “Diversity”
4. Prof. Ko-Yung Tung Discusses “The Supreme Court: Why It Matters So Much in the US, and So Little in Japan?”
5. Mr. Hayato Kume, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in the USA Lectures on “Japan’s Coronavirus Policies as Seen from My Perspective Gained in the United States”
6. IRCN Hosts an Event, “How Does Human Intelligence Arise?” in New York
7. FUTI Hosts an Online Get-Together for Current Scholarship Students
8. New Appointments to the FUTI Board and Advisory Committee

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Dr. Chihiro Kanagawa, Important Supporter and Benefactor of FUTI, Passes Away

On January 1, 2023, shockwaves spread through FUTI as well as the industrial communities in Japan, as the renowned executive, Dr. Chihiro Kanagawa, the Chairman of the Board of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., passed away at the age of almost 97. In 1992, the Emperor of Japan honored him with the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon for his contribution to development of the Japanese industry. He led Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. to acquire large world market shares in silicon wafers and polyvinyl chloride among others.

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Passing of FUTI Advisory Committee member, Dr. Sadaoki Furui

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Sadaoki Furui, member of the FUTI Advisory Committee, on July 31, 2022. Dr. Furui was an internationally-renowned leader in the field of speech processing and played an important role in improving natural communication between humans and machines. He was 76 years old.

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Events

The objective of the FUTI Lectures Series is to provide UTokyo alumni and others with an opportunity to explore, challenge and debate salient issues with visiting UTokyo scholars and distinguished alumni in an informal setting. The events generally take place in a mid-Manhattan location or online.

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