Category: Newsletter

FUTI Campaign

FUTI has grown steadily over the years and contributed to the globalization of UTokyo. Since its inception in 2007 FUTI has cumulatively supported more than 110 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…
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Scholarship Selection Results for FY 2020

FUTI manages two types of scholarships, the Global Leadership Award supporting short-term study abroad and the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship for mid-long term study abroad. [For further information on these programs, please visit friendsofutokyo.org/scholarships-grants.] At its meeting on March 14, 2020, the Scholarship Committee determined that “while the effects of COVID-19 are very difficult to…
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Financial Situation of Ph.D. Students in US Universities

***This article is reprinted  with the permission of the site sponsor from the website XPLANE (http://xplane.seldoon.net/), which contains helpful information about  the life of being a graduate student in the U.S.  English translation by FUTI.***  “In the U.S., graduate students earn a salary while studying.” Many aspiring Japanese students must have started to consider pursuing…
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Prof. Takatoshi Ito Lectures in New York: “Managing Currency Risk: How Japanese Firms Choose Invoicing Currency”

On January 30, 2020, Professor Ito gave the above referenced lecture in mid-Manhattan. The talk was hosted by Satsuki-kai America and co-hosted by Friends of UTokyo and New York Icho-kai. The lecture was held in commemoration of the 62nd Nikkei Economic Book Culture Award given to “Managing Currency Risk” (Edward Elgar Publishing) which was co-authored…
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FUTI Young Professional Series: Fumiya Uchikoshi Gives Talk in New York on “Low Fertility, Population Aging, and Gender Inequality in Japan”

On February 28, 2020, Mr. Fumiya Uchikoshi, a PhD student of the Sociology Department, Princeton University, gave a talk titled, “Low Fertility, Population Aging, and Gender Inequality in Japan”. The event was hosted by Satsuki-kai America and co-hosted by Friends of UTokyo, NY Icho-kai, and the FUTI Alumni Association. Joined by ten UTokyo undergraduates visiting…
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Zoom meeting with Prof. Miwako Hosoda (Executive Vice President, Seisa University), sponsored by Satsuki-kai America

On April 29, 2020, Satsuki-kai America hosted its first Zoom meeting event which was a great success. Prof. Miwako Hosoda (alumna, University Executive Vice President, Professor of Practical Education Studies, Seisa University) served as speaker at the event which was planned by the outreach and event managing teams of Satsuki-kai America. Before the talk commenced,…
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Appointments of New Board and Advisory Committee Members

At the Board meeting held on April 20, 2020, the FUTI Board made several new appointments to the Board and Advisory Committee (AC). FUTI is delighted to have distinguished professionals with diverse backgrounds join the Board and Advisory Committee. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people globally including the international exchange of students and scholars. New members’ fresh ideas about FUTI’s programs and…
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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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