Category: Newsletter

FUTI Director, Dr. Iwao Ojima, Elected as the New President

At the board meeting held on April 15, 2019, Dr. Iwao Ojima was elected the new president of FUTI, succeeding Dr. Masaaki Yamada who has been president of FUTI since 2015. The appointment is effective as of September 30, 2019, the date of the 2019 annual board meeting. Prior to making this appointment, the board…
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FUTI Appoints Dr. Yumi Nakayama, President of Satsuki-kai America, and Dr. Masako Osako, President of Chicago Akamon-kai, as Ex-officio Members of the Advisory Committee

At the Board Meeting held on April 15, 2019, the FUTI Board appointed Dr. Yumi Nakayama, newly elected President of Satsuki-kai America, and Dr. Masako Osako, President of Chicago Akamon-kai, as ex-officio members of the Advisory Committee. This action reflects FUTI’s commitment to work closely with UTokyo alumni associations in the U.S. They will join…
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Appointment of Dr. S. Koide as Scholarship Committee Member and Drs. Yuriko Suzuki and Akiko Koide as Advisory Committee Members

At the Board meeting held on April 15, 2019, the FUTI Board appointed Dr. Shohei Koide as Scholarship Committee member and Drs. Yuriko Suzuki and Akiko Koide as Advisory Committee members. Dr. S Koide is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the New York University School of Medicine and Director of Cancer Biologics at…
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2019 Scholarship Award Selections

There are two types of scholarships offered by Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI). One is for short-term study abroad programs called the FUTI Global Leadership Program. The other is for mid- to long-term studies called the Ito Foundation USA-FUTI Scholarship. Details for both programs are on our webpage: https://friendsofutokyo.org/scholarships-grants/. The Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Shigenori…
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Minami Goto, Recipient of the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship, Presents a Special Preview Screening of her Short Film, “Breakers”

On February 27, 2019, in Manhattan, New York City, a special preview screening of the short film “Breakers” was held along with a meet-and-greet with the film director, Minami Goto, a recipient of the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship. While a student at the Columbia University Film School, Ms. Goto won the Avex Digital Award for…
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Dr. Iwao Ojima, Recipient of the 2019 Ernest Guenther Award, Gives Talk on the Development of Next-Generation Taxanes and Their Tumor-Targeted Delivery for Efficacious Cancer Chemotherapy

On March 15, 2019, Dr. Iwao Ojima, University Distinguished Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook and a member of FUTI Advisory Committee gave a lecture in New York titled “Quest for Efficacious Cancer Chemotherapy based on Next Generation Taxanes and Their Tumor-Targeted Delivery.”  The event was organized by Satsuki-kai America and supported…
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FUTI Alumni Association Started

Yuki Haba, founding member, has contributed the following essay/announcement to this Newsletter Greetings to all the supporters of Friends of UTokyo, Inc. My name is Yuki Haba. In 2015,  I traveled abroad to study at Columbia University thanks to the support from FUTI, and currently I am in graduate school at Princeton University pursuing my…
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The 13th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture

Professor Alexandre Debs(Department of Political Science Yale University) December 18, 2018December 19, 2018 Professor Alexandre Debs was the guest speaker for the 13th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture (sponsored by FUTI). Professor Debs delivered two talks: the first talk was held at Komaba Campus on December 18th and the second one at Hongo Campus on the…
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Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2019

FUTI has recently begun accepting scholarship applications for 2019. Information is available on friendsofutokyo.org. The scholarships are offered to qualified students of UTokyo aspiring to study in universities in the U.S. and students of universities in the U.S. interested in studying at UTokyo, regardless of nationality. FUTI Global Leadership scholarships are for students interested in…
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FUTI Announces 2018-19 Fundraising Campaign

In November 2018, FUTI launched its ninth 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 100 UTokyo students to study in the US and 75 US students to undertake internships or studies at UTokyo, providing them with…
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