Dear Supporters of Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI):
I hope this message finds you well in spite of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, which drastically changed all aspects of our lives. Thanks to the highly efficacious vaccines, we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel now. One thing that has become clear is the critical importance of leadership in politics, business, science, technology, arts, etc., to properly deal with this unprecedented huge crisis on a world scale. Also, it is evident that rapid and coordinated information-sharing and international collaborations, especially in medical and social sciences, are the only way to solve such a crisis. In this regard, the cultivation of well-informed and capable next-generation leaders is extremely important for society which is FUTI’s mission.
It has been more than 13 years since the inception of FUTI. We are full of gratitude to all the generous contributions we receive every year in support of our primary mission, the FUTI Scholarship programs. Alumni organizations such as the Akamonkai and Ichokai provide various opportunities in New York and around the world for UTokyo alumni. FUTI has been closely working with these organizations to reach out and nurture our younger-generation UTokyo students and alumni in order to cultivate future global leaders. For FUTI’s organization and various activities, please refer to the 2020 Annual Report.
We are currently in the middle of the spring campaign which will end on June 30, 2021. We greatly appreciate your support in any amount suitable for you.
Please visit friendsofutokyo.org/donate for online and postal donations. In the donation form, you are encouraged to specify to which program your donation will be applied.
Iwao Ojima, President