Category: Recipient Reports

My summer experience at Stanford

Yuxiu Lin Looking back of that day two months ago when I just arrived at Stanford with curiosity, anxiety, as well as excitement, it seems like just yesterday. I was curious about everything around campus, as Stanford is one of the most prestigious institutes in the world. I was also anxious about the classes I…
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UTSIP 2018: New Material Synthesis

Michelle Lin // Haverford College Class of 2020 Over a period of six weeks throughout this summer, I had the opportunity to participate in the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program in Kashiwa (UTSIP). I would like to thank FUTI for the opportunity to participate in UTSIP and study in Japan; this was an experience…
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The best summer I have ever had

Yuanqi Gu (Genki Ko) Six weeks. It seemed so long for me before the start, but it turned out that it’s rather too short at all. This summer, I took part in UC Berkeley Summer Session for six weeks. It was my first time to study abroad. Although I had long wanted to have such…
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Japan in Today’s World Summer 2018

Cassandra Hsiao Cultural Excursion  In Spirited Away, a giant monster of dirt, mud, and slush enters the bathhouse. Chihiro is the only one who dares approach this pile of stink and gets to work right away, turning on the giant water faucet and dousing the creature. Then, she finds a handle curiously sticking out from…
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UTokyo Summer 2018 Engineering Research

Michael Hong I will always remember the feeling I had when I first arrived in Tokyo. From the humidity, to hearing Japanese spoken everywhere, to seeing tons of vending machines and restaurants; everything was so different from America. It was all very exciting, and I was so happy that I finally had the chance to…
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Friends of University of Tokyo (FUTI) Scholarship Report

Sarim Abbas This summer, I am grateful to have received the FUTI Global Leadership Award, a scholarship that helped me fund my studies at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). There, I was enrolled in the IARU Global Summer Program, and studied an Introduction to Japanese Language and Sustainable Urban Management. The award helped clear away…
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Summary Report for Urban Planning program, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), 2016-2018

Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship Final Report Eri Furusawa It feels like only yesterday that I flew to New York to start my Urban Planning master’s program at Columbia GSAPP. The past two years have been one of the most challenging but rewarding time I have ever experienced. This report first summarizes the highlights of my…
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In San Francisco and Los Angeles

by Atsushi Sugimura — I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the committee and staff members of the Ito Foundation U.S.A.-FUTI Scholarship for their continued support of my research project in the Mark Twain Papers & Project at University of California, Berkeley. In this report I will offer a brief overview…
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The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

by Kazuhide Okamoto — After earning my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Tokyo, since the fall of 2014, I have been doing my Ph.D. study at the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. As I finished taking required classes for my Ph.D.…
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Friends of UTokyo Periodic Report (Sep – Dec 2018)

by Megumi Asaba — With great appreciation to Ito Foundation U.S.A and Friends of UTokyo, I was able to start my doctoral program at School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health at Tulane University (New Orleans, USA). The department of Global Health and Behavioral Sciences, to which I belong, accommodates students from all over the…
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