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Ito Foundation USA – FUTI Scholarship Degree Completion Report

by Yasuka Tateishi It was in May 2019 that I graduated from Yale University, and I recall the days in New Haven with great memories. I successfully completed the coursework and received an MA in International and Development Economics, but I cannot emphasize further how invaluable my experiences were above and beyond this degree. It…
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Low Fertility, Population Aging, and Gender Inequality in Japan: Would a “Revolution” be Possible in a Male-Dominated World?

February 28, 20205:45 pm – 8:00 pm Tiger Pacific Capital, 101 Park Avenue, 33rd Fl, New York, NY 10178 This lecture will be in Japanese プリンストン大学社会学部、博士課程在学中の打越さん(東大OB)を囲む講演・懇親会を企画致しました。打越さんは2016年の東大友の会の奨学生で、FUTIグローバルリーダーシップ賞も受賞されています。ヤングプロフェッショナルの将来性と熱気のある革新的な講演に皆様、是非御参加ください。お友達、ご家族の参加も大歓迎です。 打越さんには上記のテーマでお話いただきます。 非常にタイムリーなテーマであるため、 質疑応答の時間も十分に取ってございます。 講演とQ&Aの間に、少人数のグループに別れてディスカッションをする、Break-up session も予定しています。東大体験プログラムでNYを訪問中の学部生10名ほどが参加しますので、OB/OGの皆様との対話を楽しみにしています。 <アブストラクト> 本報告では、日本におけるジェンダー不平等のトレンド、原因、およびその帰結に関するこれまでの研究の概要について確認する。アメリカをはじめとする高所得国では、1960年代から急速にジェンダー不平等が縮小したが、近年ではそのペースが停滞している「停滞したジェンダー革命」と呼ばれる命題が提示されている。これに対して、急速な出生率の低下と人口高齢化に直面した日本では、女性の労働市場への参加を促進する一連の政策が実施されている一方で、ジェンダー不平等に変化の兆しは少ない。なぜ日本では男女の格差が深刻なままなのか、これらは他の国々とどのように比較できるのか、日本に「ジェンダー革命」は訪れるのか。本研究では、国際比較を踏まえた将来的な研究の方向性にも触れながら、以上の点について議論する。 <記> 日時:2020年2月28日 [金曜日]  午後5時45分~8時  [5時45分時受付開始、6時15分―8時:講演及びQ&A ] 会場:Tiger Pacific Capital, 101 Park Avenue, 48th Fl, New York, NY 10178  [at North East corner of Park Avenue and 40th Street] (*当日は写真付きのIDを必ずご持参下さい。) 言語:日本語 会費:一般$20、学部学生$10 (ドリンクとアペタイザー)…
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Newsletter No. 22

FUTI Launches Its Tenth Annual Campaign

FUTI has grown steadily over the years and contributed to the globalization of UTokyo. Since its inception in 2007 FUTI has cumulatively supported approximately 120 UTokyo students to study in the US and 90 US students to undertake internships or studies at UTokyo, providing them with invaluable experiences. The programs were made possible solely because…
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Messages from Young Donors: Let’s Support Future Global Leaders Together!

We asked our donors in their 20’s and 30’s to tell us what makes them donate or why they donate. We hope that their messages will be inspiring to readers. It is often said that the “donation culture” is underdeveloped in Japan, whereas in the U.S. it is common practice to give to alma maters…
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The FUTI Alumni Association Kick-Off Party Held at the UTokyo NY Office

Fourteen FUTI alumni gathered at the FUTI Alumni Association kick-off party held at the UTokyo New York Office on September 28, 2019. The alumni came from six different states along the east coast where they currently work or study, and in addition to meeting each other, they met with the board and advisory committee members…
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Giving Back to the American People: Dr. Matsushita receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois

This past October, FUTI’s director, Dr. Shigenori Matsushita, received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Computer Science Department of his Alma Mater, the University of Illinois. He received the same award from the Electrical Engineering Dept. four years ago. He is one of the “Computer Pioneers of Japan” as designated by the Information Processing…
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Asia Initiatives led by Dr. Geeta Mehta Selected as Regional Winner at MIT’s Innovative Innovation Challenge

Every year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology celebrates the power of technology to radically improve the human condition with the Inclusive Innovation Challenge, a competition to award entrepreneurs doing work to build an economy that works for everyone. In October 2019 Asia Initiatives, an NGO founded by Dr. Geeta Mehta, UTokyo alumna and FUTI Advisory…
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The 15th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture

Professor Alexander Coppock (Department of Political Science Yale University) May 28 2019May 29 2019 The 15th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture was delivered at the University of Tokyo by Professor Alexander Coppock from Yale University. The lecture consisted of two talks: the first at Komaba Campus on 28th and another at Hongo Campus on 29th May.…
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FUTI Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting, September 28, 2019 (Saturday), New York

FUTI Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting, September 28, 2019 (Saturday), New York Board members present: Masaaki Yamada (chair), Teruo Fujii, Sumiko Ito, Takatoshi Ito, Yuichiro Kuwama, Shigenori Matsushita, Iwao Ojima, Nobuko Sakurai Advisory Committee (AC) members present: Hisashi Kobayashi, Akiko Koide, Geeta Mehta, Yasuo Okamoto, Yuriko Suzuki, K.Y. Tung, Masako Osako (also as…
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