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Cambridge University Press publishes Kobayashi’s latest book

The latest book by Prof. Hisashi Kobayashi, coauthored with Prof. Brian L. Mark and Dr. William Turin, entitled “Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis,” was published by Cambridge University Press in December. This 812 page graduate-level textbook provides not only a comprehensive and modern approach to the fundamentals of the title subjects, but also applications…
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2011 Annual Report now available on the Website

A twelve page Annual Report that summarizes activities and financial reports for Year 2011 is now available on the website. It includes messages of President Junichi Hamada, the University of Tokyo and FUTI President Hisashi Kobayashi, FUTI’s new organization and officers, reports on research grants and summer scholarship programs. The last three pages are financial…
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Welcome to FUTI’s New Facebook Page!

A team of alumni recently revamped the FUTI Facebook Page to make it more user friendly. We now have a new logo, more links and more frequent postings. Please visit the site and please “Like” us on Facebook. On this Facebook page you will find U.S alumni and supporters of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo)…
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Profile: Ms. Amy Vaida

This is the first article in the “Friends of UTokyo profile series, ” where we introduce various individuals who are contributing to FUTI. We would like to begin this series with Ms. Amy Vaida, née Iwazumi. FUTI is now increasing its visibility, and gaining increasing attention and support, partly because of its first rate website,…
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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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