Category: Recipient Reports

Yale Political Science

by Anna Yorozuya I would like to express my gratitude to the Ito Foundation U.S.A. and Friends of UTokyo, Inc. for financially supporting my graduate studies. I started my Ph.D. program in political science in August 2022, after graduating from the University of Tokyo in March. Without the generous financial support by the Ito Foundation…
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Harvard Summer School Report

by Miu Yamazaki 【Basic Information of the two courses that I took】 A:Politics and Governance in the Global South Course Description: This course introduces students to politics and the political economy of development in low- income countries. What are the main political and governance challenges low-income countries face and what are the best prospects for…
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UTSIP Mayumi Laboratory

by Lucien Tsai After successfully completing the UTSIP Kashiwa for the summer of 2023, I look back to the experiences that I have gained inside and outside of the research environment. The experiences from my participation in UTSIP further developed myself as a person and a researcher. During the program, I worked at the Mayumi…
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Columbia University’s School of Social Work

by Akari Takahashi It has almost been 2 months since I commenced my studies at Columbia University’s School of Social Work. My worldview is being transformed through my studies and experiences here, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Hsun Kwei & Aiko Takizawa Chou and Friends of UTokyo, Inc. for allowing…
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Exchange program at the University of California, San Diego

by Tamon Suehiro >What this is 1st interim report about the exchange program at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) from September 20th, 2023. Here, what I am doing in the fall semester and my life here are reported. >Who I am I am a senior at UTokyo, majoring in aerospace engineering.…
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International Research Center for Neurointelligence, Takeuchi Lab

by Kyle Stevenson My time at the University of Tokyo this summer was one of the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had. Everyone at the lab I was working in was very welcoming and I felt right at home. On my last day the members of my lab even had a going-away party for…
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SIPA – A Place Where I can be Proud of what I’m Studying

by Momoko Nakayama 4:6 – When I first heard the male-female ratio for the incoming class of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, where I recently began my studies, I was astonished. Coming from the excessively male-dominated environment at the University of Tokyo, where I would sometimes be the only…
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Professor Yasushi Okada’s lab at the University of Tokyo

by Hunter Liu This summer, through the University of Tokyo Research Internship Program, I interned for six weeks in Professor Yasushi Okada’s lab at the University of Tokyo. Under the supervision of my mentor, Assistant Professor Takanobu Katoh, I investigated the localization patterns of a specific protein, polycistin-2 (Pkd2), within the primary cilia of various…
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UTSIP Laboratory of Signal Transduction

by Cecilia Lei I have never thought about study abroad before as such a great experience, but that changed after getting financial support from Friends of Tokyo. Even though it was my first time in Japan and Japanese University, I got immediately intrigued by how beautiful the University of Tokyo was and how people here…
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A Summer in Japan with the UTSIP Program

by Keloni Laws This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to research at the University of Tokyo as a student of the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP) at the Kashiwa campus. During this time I worked under Professor Tomochika Tokunaga in the Geosphere Environment Systems Laboratory studying seawater intrusion into groundwater. My lab…
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