Category: FUTI News

FUTI is pleased to welcome Prof. Takatoshi Ito and Mr. Junji Takegami as new Board members, and announces additional responsibilities for Board members

At the Board meeting held on September 28, 2019, the FUTI Board appointed Prof. Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University, and Mr. Junji Takegami, co-founder and advisor, Tiger Pacific, as Board members. They both had served as Advisory Committee members prior to these appointments. FUTI Board also announced the following additional responsibilities for the following Board members:…
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Hisashi Kobayashi awarded an honorary doctor degree from Ghent University, Belgium

Hisashi Kobayashi, a former Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Sherman Fairchild University Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University, was awarded an Honorary Doctor Degree from Ghent University on March 22nd, 2019, which was the 202nd Anniversary (Dies Natalis) of this second oldest University in…
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FUTI Advisory Committee Member, Professor Ojima receives Ernest Guenther Award from the American Chemical Society

FUTI Advisory Committee Member, Professor Iwao Ojima, University Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University – State University of New York, recently received the prestigious 2019 Ernest Guenther Award from the American Chemical Society. The Guenther Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the analysis, structure elucidation, and chemical synthesis of natural products. The past award recipients include five…
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Newsletter No. 20

Friends of UTokyo needs your support!

Dear Supporters of Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI): I trust that everyone is healthy and in good spirits as the autumn nights grow colder. It is now more than ten years since the inception of FUTI, and I am full of gratitude to all the generous contributions we receive every year in support of our…
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FUTI Global Leadership Scholarship Recipient, Ayu Yoneda, Receives a Future Scientist Award

Ms. Ayu Yoneda, a sixth-year student at the UTokyo School of Medicine and recipient of the FUTI Global Leadership Award won the Future Scientist Award, the highest award in the student category, for her poster-presentation at the JMSA (Japanese Medical Society of America) NY Life Science Forum 2018. Co-sponsored by the JMSA and Japan Society…
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Newsletter No. 19

Prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners Outstanding Student Award to Ms. Furusawa, Ito USA-FUTI Award Recipient

Ms. Eri Furusawa was awarded the American Institute of Certified Planners Outstanding Student Award in May 2018.  It is granted to one student each year in the Urban Planning master’s program in Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), as in urban planning programs in other accredited universities, for “outstanding attainment in…
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The FUTI Board Appoints Dr. Teruo Furui as a New Member

At the Board meeting held on April 16, 2018, the FUTI Board elected Dr. Teruo Fujii, Executive Director and Vice President of the University of Tokyo, as a new Director. He is also the head of the Division of External Relations at the University. He succeeded Dr. Norio Matsuki, former Executive Vice President of UTokyo,…
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