Category: Newsletter 20

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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FUTI FB Series: Reports from 2012-16 FUTI Award Recipients

In the summer of 2018, FUTI’s Facebook Team created the series “Reports from FUTI Scholarship Students (2012-16)”. Of the approximately 100 former FUTI scholarship recipients, nearly 30 responded, of which 22 gave permission to have their stories and photos posted on FB. Many of them reported that the experiences enabled by the FUTI scholarship were…
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Prof. Teruo Fujii lectures on “Technology to Explore the Ocean—toward attaining sustainable development in the era of revolutionary digital advancements”

Written by Prof. Y. Ikeuchi OnSeptember 28, 2018, Prof. Teruo Fujii, Executive Director and Vice President of theUniversity of Tokyo (Professor of Institute of Industrial Science, UTokyo), gave a lecture titled, “Technology to Explorethe Ocean—toward attaining sustainable development (of ocean resources) in theera of digital advancements” at the Tiger Pacific Capital office near GrandCentral Station…
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Prof. Shohei Koide of NYU Lagone Medical Center: “Development of next-generation cancer treatment and the role of protein design” (New York)

On November 16, Prof. Shohei Koide of New York University School of Medicine and NYU Lagone Health (BA,1986; PhD,1991, School of Agriculture, UTokyo,) gave a talk titled, “Development of next-generation cancer treatment and the role of protein design” as part of the FUTI lecture series. Despite concerns for attendance due to the heavy snowfall the…
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The 11th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture

Professor Steven Smith(Department of Political Science Yale University) May 8, 2018May 9, 2018 The 11th Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture at the University of Tokyo was delivered by Professor Steven Smith and consisted of two talks: one at Komaba Campus on 8th May and the other at Hongo Campus on 9th. Professor Steven Smith, our guest…
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FUTI Annual Board and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting, September 29 (Saturday), New York

Board members present: Masaaki Yamada (chair), Teruo Fujii, Yuichiro Kuwama, Shigenori Matsushita, Nobuko Sakurai Advisory Committee (AC) members present: Tai Hasegawa, Kenzi Karasaki (via telecommunication), Takatoshi Ito, Hisashi Kobayashi, Takashi Komoto,  Geeta Mehta, Iwao Ojima, Yasuo Okamoto, Yuriko Suzuki, Junji Takegami, K.Y. Tung Other present: Masako Osako (acting secretary) FUTI’s Annual Board and Advisory Committee…
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