Category: 2016

Ito Foundation U.S.A – FUTI Scholarship Student’s Report

by Junpei Asai University of California Berkeley Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate 2018 — 1. Academic Work 1.1 Reduce the flood risk by Housing Development In this semester, I designed a residential area at the downstream of a river that is defined as flood hazard zone (Figure 1). The neighborhood has lower income and higher…
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My Mid-summer Dream at Stanford University

By Yuchen Yan — Standing in front of San Francisco International Airport, I could not believe that I was really leaving Stanford University. Two months ago, I came to Stanford University, one of the best institutes in the world, as a participant of the Stanford Summer International Honors Program. Astonished by the spacious and gorgeous…
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My Return to Japan and the University of Tokyo

By Rocco Vitalone — In the summer of 2015, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Japan for 13 weeks to both immerse myself in Japanese culture and conduct fundamental physics research in the Shimano Laboratory at the University of Tokyo. While there, I really learned a lot about Japanese culture and traveled all…
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ICPSR in Michigan

By Fumiya Uchikoshi — Throughout this summer, I participated in ICPSR summer program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is an association among universities in the world which plays a role in archiving various kinds of political and social survey data and providing tools and opportunities for researchers to…
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Report of Yale Summer Session

By Ayaka Seki — I participated in Yale Summer Session from July 4th to August 5th (five weeks) thanks to the generous support from FUTI. Most part of Yale Summer Session was held in the campus of Yale University in New Haven. New Haven was not a big city, but all we needed was provided…
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Beauty in Japan

By Grace Pan — When I first stepped foot onto Japanese soil a few weeks ago, I could not help but gape in awe at everything around me. Everything looked exactly how I imagined it to be: flat roofed suburb houses, narrow alleyways flanked by backyard fences, telephone wires swaying over rice fields. It was…
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Found My Tokyo

By Meng Luo — On July 3rd, 2016, I arrived at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Although this was already my third time visiting this city, I still could not help myself capturing the beauty of Tokyo Skytree with my camera before landing. This time, I was selected by the University of Tokyo and University…
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FUTI Summary Report: UTSIP 2016

By Roxanne Lai — During the summer of 2016, I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to participate in the University of Tokyo Summer Internship program in Kashiwa (UTSIP). Thanks to the support granted by the Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI), and the International Liaison Office (ILO) at UTokyo, I was able to…
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Berkeley Summer Program

By Nonoko Kawabata — With a generous support from Friends of UTokyo, Inc, I spent an unforgettable summer at University of California, Berkeley. In this report, I would like to share my experience. The main purposes of participating in this program were to improve my English skill and to widen my view of my research…
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FUTI Report

By Jeffrey Gau — After graduating from Yale, I spent a month at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) taking courses titled “Introduction to the Japanese Language” and “Nanoscience.” I had expected to simply attend lectures and learn classroom material. However, my experience far exceeded my expectations. Through the language course, I developed a strong foundation…
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