ABOUT

About FUTI

FUTI (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.) is a not-for-profit charitable organization registered in the State of New York.

FUTI provides financial support and opportunities for cooperation in joint projects and exchange of ideas for the worldwide community of UTokyo. The community includes individuals and organizations united with a common goal for participating in the continued future development of UTokyo in the U.S., Japan and in the world. Financial support will provide UTokyo with resources to enhance the quality of education and research, and contribute to its leadership role in the cultural, scientific, academic and social fields.

Scholarships & Grants Awarded

Since 2007, as of December 2018

Summer Scholarships & travel grants

mid- to long-term scholarships

Research Grants

See our scholarship recipients roster and read their reports!

The Organization

Board of Directors

Iwao Ojima

President and Director of University Relations

University Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University – State University of New York

Yuichiro Kuwama

Vice-President and Treasurer

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Teruo Fujii

Director

Executive Vice President, University of Tokyo

Koichi Hamada

Director

Professor Emeritus, Yale University; Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Sumiko Ito

Director

Chairman, Arcadia Capital, Inc.; Vice Chairman, New York Icho-kai

Takatoshi Ito

Director

Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Shigenori Matsushita

Director of Scholarship Programs

Former President of Japan Wink Communications, Member of the Japanese Computer Pioneers

Nobuko Sakurai

Director of FUTI Alumni Association Relations

Advisor, Lotus Circle Asia Foundation

Junji Takegami

Director

Advisor, Tiger Pacific Capital LP

Masaaki Yamada

Director of University Relations

Distinguished Research Fellow, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Hisashi Kobayashi

President Emeritus (non-voting)

Princeton University, Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus. Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus

Junji Masuda

President Emeritus (non-voting)

Attorney; President Emeritus, New York Icho-kai

Hiroshi Komiyama

Honorary Director (non-voting)

Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute; President Emeritus, University of Tokyo

Advisory Committee

Hisashi Kobayashi

Advisory Committee Chair

Princeton University, Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus. Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus

Akiko Koide

Research Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health

Takeshi Komoto

Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

Geeta Mehta

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; President, Asia Initiatives

Yasuo Okamoto

Senior Counselor,
Hughes, Hubard & Reed LLP

Yuriko Suzuki

Principal, Y SUZUKI
CONSULTING, LLC

Ko-Yung Tung

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Vice Chair, NY Ichokai

Tai Hasegawa

Ex Officio

President, Stanford and Silicon Valley Akamon-kai; President, Henry Taube Institute

Kenzi Karasaki

Ex Officio

President, San Francisco Akamon-kai; Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Yumi Nakayama

Ex Officio

President, Satsuki-kai America; Scientist of Hematology/ Oncology in Translational Development and Diagnostics, Celgene Corporation

Masako Osako

Ex Officio

President, Chicago Akamon-kai

Katsuyuki Yamaguchi

Ex Officio

President, New York Icho-kai;
Managing Partner at Nishimura & Asahi NY LLP

Scholarship Committee

Shigenori Matsushita

Scholarship Committee Chair

Former President of Japan Wink Communications, Member of the Japanese Computer Pioneers

Masako Osako

Managing Director of Operations

Executive Director, International Longevity Center (ILC) Global Alliance; Director, Satsuki-kai America

Sumiko Ito

Chairman, Arcadia Capital, Inc.; Vice Chairman, New York Icho-kai

Shohei Koide

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine; Director of Cancer Biologics, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health

Iwao Ojima

University Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University – State University of New York

Nobuko Sakurai

Advisor, Lotus Circle Asia Foundation

Masaaki Yamada

Distinguished Research Fellow, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory