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Kobayashi gives a keynote on Research of the Future Internet

Professor Hisashi Kobayashi, the FUTI President, gave a keynote entitled “The New Generation Network Project: Its Promises and Challenges” at a NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)-sponsored conference held at Tokyo Conference Center, Shinagawa, Tokyo on November 9, 2011. The New Generation Network (NWGN for short) aims at a revolutionary leap from the…
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Prof. Koichi Hamada gives a Keynote on Homecoming Day

On October 29 (Sat), starting at 10 am, the various Homecoming Day events took place at both Hongo and Komaba campuses. Dr. Koichi Hamada, Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Director of FUTI, gave a keynote “Why do we need to internationalize universities?” at a special forum entitled “Study, work and live in…
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Fundraising Campaign Continues

As we announced in the November issue (Issue No. 3), we have been actively pursuing our third annual campaign to raise fund for FUTI’s scholarships and research grants. We are thankful to many of you who have already kindly responded to our request. This article is a reminder to those who have overlooked Dr. Masako…
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Call for Proposals for the 2012 FUTI Grant Program

Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI) solicits grant proposals (up to $30,000) for projects/activities to be jointly pursued by UTokyo and academic institutions in the United States. The 2012 program is offered in the spring and the fall. The application deadlines are April 15 (Sun) and October 15 (Mon), respectively. For details on the application process,…
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Call for applications for the 2012 FUTI Summer Award

Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI) is currently accepting applications for the summer study/internship awards under the 2012 FUTI International Leadership Award program. The program will support (a) U.S. students who attend summer programs/internships offered by UTokyo or its affiliated institution, and (b) UTokyo students who attend summer programs/internships offered by reputable U.S. institutions. Please note…
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Shintech Trust Fund extended for five more years

Since 2009 FUTI has received, in addition to contributions from individuals, large donations from Shintech Inc, a U.S. subsidiary of Shin Etsu Chemical Co., through its trust fund. The donation through a trust fund is a scheme in which a donor establishes a cash-based trust fund in a trust bank, which serves as its trustee,…
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Ms. Sumiko Ito becomes Treasurer and Director of FUTI

On December 5th, the Board of FUTI elected Ms. Sumiko Ito-Allison as Director and Treasurer, effective January 1, 2012. In addition to her general duties as a director, Ms. Ito will assume responsibilities for financial matters of FUTI. Ms. Ito is President of Arcadia Capital, Inc., a strategic consulting firm focused on cross border U.S.-Japanese…
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Prof. Akihiko Tanaka to head JICA

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba announced on Tuesday January 17th after a Cabinet meeting that Professor Akihiko Tanaka of International Politics, who has been Vice President of International Affairs of UTokyo and Director of FUTI since January of 2009, will become President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from April 1, 2012, succeeding Dr. Sadako…
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A Message from Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama, an Honorary Director of FUTI

We humans cannot live without having relationships with others. In our life today, however, such relationships are becoming too weak and thin. As civilization has developed, spontaneous formation of communities has become rare, where people poke their noses into other people’s affairs, the poked parties respond and act in earnest, and such interactions eventually yield…
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Newsletter No. 4