Category: 2013

Takase-Ejiri lab: University of Tokyo Kashiwa Campus

Victoria Winters — This summer I was lucky enough to be an undergraduate member of the Takase-Ejiri lab at the University of Tokyo Kashiwa Campus. This laboratory focuses on magnetic confinement nuclear fusion research on a spherical tokamak called the TST-2. With a graduate student laboratory population of around 13, it was small but everyone…
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Introduction to Japanese Language and Nanoscience

Vibol Heng — My name is Vibol Heng, and I am a senior majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. In the summer of 2013, I participated in a Global Summer Program (GSP) in the University of Tokyo organized by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). The program took place in Tokyo…
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IARU Global Summer Program with UC Berkeley at UPEACE

Satoshi Miyatani — Thanks to the partnership of International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), I participated in “The Summer Peace Institute” with University of California, Berkeley from June 3rd to July 13th. The Summer Peace Institute brought together a diverse international group of students (United States, Lebanon, Denmark, Singapore, Philippines, South-Korea, Australia and Japan) with…
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Introduction to Japanese Language and Japan in Today’s World

Patty Lan Yale University — Before I begin to write about my experience this past summer, I would first like to thank the Friends of UTokyo Scholarship Committee for giving generously to my trip to Japan. Without their funds, I would not have been able to travel to another part of the world and experience…
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Yale Summer Session

Nako Kondo — I have participated in Yale Summer Session, which offers summer courses for Yale students and non-Yale students. The reason I applied for this program was that I wanted to experience taking courses in one of the most prestigious colleges in the US and consider whether graduate study in the US would be…
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UTRIP

Matthew Kubicki — This summer as a FUTI student in the UTRIP program, I had the pleasure of working in Professor Mikiko Siomi’s new lab in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry department at UTokyo University. Professor Siomi’s lab focuses on piRNA pathways of gene silencing in Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly. Like most researchers in…
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FUTI Report

Krysta Dummit Princeton University — During this past summer I was lucky enough participate in the University of Tokyo’s Research Internship Program (UTRIP) as a member of the Tachibana Laboratory. The Tachibana laboratory is an organic chemistry lab which focuses on a class of marine toxins known as polycyclic ethers. Polycyclic ethers are of special…
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My Experience in Yale Summer Session

Kohei Oyabu — From July 1st to August 9th, I participated in Yale English Language Institute 2013. To tell the truth, this was my first time to go abroad. I have never even been for a short trip. Therefore, before my departure, I was very worried about American student life. My English was terrible and…
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IARU GSP 2013 at University of California, Berkeley

Kai Tamura — This summer, I attended IARU GSP at UC Berkeley from 7/8-8/17 and it was definitely one of the best summer I have ever had. In this report I’d like to talk about my own experience more than the general outline of the program which you can just google and see for yourself.…
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Intensive English for College Students at Yale University

Junya Tominaga — During this summer, I participated in “Intensive English for College Students” at Yale Summer Session. This course is designed to help non-native students to improve their academic English skills a lot. In this course, I took two required subjects: “Reading and Writing” and “Listening and Speaking,” and two elective subjects: “Pronunciation” and…
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