Category: UTSIP-Kashiwa

Team N of the Molecular Recognition Lab

On February 26th, I was accepted to participate in the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP) in the Kashiwa campus. As I reflect months later, I am beyond thankful to have been able to experience such an insightful and fulfilling internship with the Molecular Recognition Lab. Fast forward several months, on July 23rd, I…
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An unforgettable summer in Tokyo

By Thao Dinh This summer, I had an opportunity to become a UTSIP participant working in Prof. Satoru Nakatsuji’s lab, Institute of Solid State Physics at Kashiwa campus. Time passed by too fast, I could not believe in how much I learned, how many awesome people I met and how many beautiful places in Tokyo…
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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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A Summer With “Team N”

by Grace Kuffner — This summer, I worked in Dr. Shinji Nagata’s laboratory (or as the lab members call themselves, “Team N”) at the University of Tokyo Kashiwa campus. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and I learned so much about various scientific ideas and techniques, as well as Japanese language and culture. This internship…
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UTSIP Yasushi Ono Lab

by Jensen Lo — Thanks to the support of FUTI and the University of Tokyo, I was able to spend a wonderful summer studying in Professor Yasushi Ono’s lab as part of the UTSIP program. Professor Ono’s research focuses on the fundamental study of magnetic reconnection, an important phenomenon related to a variety of natural…
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UTSIP

by Tra Nguyen — Whenever I reflect on my childhood, I realize how much it was infused with the Japanese culture. I grew up at a time when Sailor Moon’s anime was still running on TV, when Doraemon was still just a few volumes out, and when everyone was still struggling to help Mario rescue…
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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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Expanding My World Through a Microscope

by Maki Tohmon Pomona College Class of 2017 — March 2015: The news about my most phenomenal summer experience came at the worst time possible. The email I received from the International Liaison Office (ILO) at the University of Tokyo (UT), congratulating me on my acceptance to the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program (UTSIP)…
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UTSIP-Kashiwa

by Masahiro Nakanishi Brown University Class of 2017 — University of Tokyo had always been my dream school since even before the TV series Dragon Zakura was broadcasted. My interest towards University of Tokyo only augmented as I learned more and more about it from various media. In my freshman year of high school, my…
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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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