FRIENDS OF UTOKYO

Providing financial support and opportunities in cooperation with The University of Tokyo for the exchange of ideas in cultural, scientific, academic and social fields

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MID- TO LONG-TERM STUDIES

The Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship supports 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

The FUTI Global Leadership Award supports students for summer programs and internships.

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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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Announcements

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FUTI Newsletter No. 24

1. The University of Tokyo President Selection Committee Elects Executive Vice President Teruo Fujii as its Next President
2. Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2021 FUTI Scholarship Programs
3. 2020-2021 Campaign Starts
4. Messages from Scholarship Students
5. A Report on FUTI Scholarship Programs in 2020
6. A Report on the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship Online Get-Together
7. FUTI Online Dialogue Series – 1: “Learning from Covid19: New York and Tokyo”
8. Online Dialogue with Ms. Akiko Sakaedani, On Her Recent Book: “Do You Hear the Sound of Hope?: Starting a Children’s Radio Program in Rwanda”
9. FUTI Appoints Board of Directors, Advisory Committee Members, and Scholarship Committee Members

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Ms. Tiffany Pang, 2011 recipient of the FUTI Global Leadership Award, named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs

Tiffany Pang, co-founder and CEO of Appledore, Inc., a company that creates Outreach Grid, a software program for government agencies and non-profits to collaborate to end homelessness, was recently selected for Forbes’ 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list. Tiffany was chosen from more than 15,000 nominees described by the journal as “revolutionaries…changing the course –and the face of –business and society.”

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Hisashi Kobayashi awarded an honorary doctor degree from Ghent University, Belgium

Hisashi Kobayashi, a former Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Sherman Fairchild University Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University, was awarded an Honorary Doctor Degree from Ghent University on March 22nd, 2019, which was the 202nd Anniversary (Dies Natalis) of this second oldest University in Belgium.

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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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Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10AM-11:30AM (EDT UTC-4)

FUTI ONLINE DIALOGUE SERIES
“Do You Hear the Sound of Hope?:
Starting a Children’s Radio Program in Rwanda”

Satsuki-kai America and Friends of UTokyo (FUTI) are pleased to present an online dialogue with Ms. Akiko Sakaedani, formerly with UNICEF’s Rwanda Office. She has recently published a book titled “Do you hear the sound of hope?” which discusses how she started Rwanda’s first radio program for children.