Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Tue

    How Can the University of Tokyo Expand Its Influence Globally?

    8:30PM-9:30PM ETONLINE
     Title: How Can The University of Tokyo Expand Its Influence Globally?
    Aug 9, 2024, Friday, 8.30pm-9.30pm+ (EDST) [Saturday, Aug 10, 9.30am~10.30am+, Japan] ONLINE
    Friends of UTokyo is pleased to present this online dialogue featuring three distinguished alumni: Professor Iwao Ojima, Mr. Ko-Yung Tung and Ms. Eri Furusawa. Dr. Ojima is an internationally renowned scientist and the Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Tung, Esq., is an eminent international lawyer, scholar, and global business and strategy advisor, as well as a UTokyo alumnus. Ms. Eri Furusawa is an HR&A professional, an urban planner, and supports public- and private-sector clients on issues of equitable governance, inclusive community engagement, and climate change. Prof. Geeta Mehta will chair this event with Dr. Masako Osako facilitating the optional social gathering section. (All bios are at this page).
    This event is part of a series created to bring together UTokyo international alumni for encouraging dialogues among UTokyo alumni and friends.
    The University of Tokyo is committed to serving the global public as outlined in the University charter. Under the leadership of the former President Gonokami in 2017, the University of Tokyo created the Future Society Initiatives (FSI) and has undertaken a variety of measures, including “the expansion of diversity and inclusiveness, the international visibility of UTokyo's potential, and the fostering of human resources capable of leading GX (green transformation)." Under the leadership of the current President, Prof. Fujii, the University has launched an initiative to establish a “College of Design” (tentative name) as part of its efforts to "create a model university for the 21st Century". Capitalizing on the extensive and diverse international experience of participating alumni, we expect to come up with deeper insight into the initiative as well as suggestions as to how alumni may help the university’s efforts, which will be conveyed to the office of the President Fujii.
    Format:          Zoom invite will be sent to people who RSVP
    Language:      English (panel discussion), English and Japanese (Q and A)
    RSVP:             Please RSVP by August 6 using the online registration form ( or email info [at]  with 1) your name, 2) email address, 3) major and year of graduation at Tokyo, 4) current affiliation, 5) questions for the presenters.
    Organizer:      Friends of UTokyo (
    Co-sponsors: Satsuki-kai America, FUTI Alumni Association (to be confirmed) and others
    Note: Photos taken during the session may be used in FUTI’s online and offline publications. Please inform the organizer prior to the lecture if you do not wish to be included in the photos.


Past Events

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Exploring new horizons in evolutionary genomics - From Japan to the United States and Norway

    9:00 AM ETOnline

    (In Japanese)

    ヤングプロフェッショナルシリーズ: ノルウェー生命科学大学 生物科学部 齊藤真理恵助教授とのダイアローグ

    ノルウェー生命科学大学 生物科学部齊藤真理恵助教授(東大OG)を囲む講演・懇親会を企画致しました。齊藤先生は分子進化学、集団遺伝学、自然人類学などの分野で日本、米国、ヨーロッパとご活躍です。ヤングプロフェッショナルの将来性と熱気のある革新的な講演に皆様、是非御参加ください。お友達、ご家族の参加も大歓迎です。

    齊藤氏には上記のテーマでお話いただきます。質疑応答の時間も十分に取ってございます。 講演とQ&Aの後に懇親会も予定しており、参加者皆様との対話を楽しみにしています。




    日時:2021年9月18日 [土]

    午前9時〜10時 [講演及びQ&A ]、10時〜10時30分[懇親会]   (ESDT) (日本時間、土曜日午後10時開始)




    申し込み:9月15日 (水)必着


    satsukiamerika(at) (お名前、卒業学部, 年度、住所、勤務/所属先をご記入ください。)



    共催:東大友の会、FUTI Alumni Association, シカゴ赤門会


    ノルウェー生命科学大学助教授。千葉県出身、桜蔭高校出身。2012年東京大学理学部卒業(理学部長賞受賞)。2017年3月東京大学大学院理学系研究科修了、博士(理学)取得(JSPS特別研究員DC1)。ニューヨーク州立大学 バッファロー校ポスドク(2017-20年、アステラス病態代謝研究会奨学生)シカゴ大学ポスドク(2020年)を経て、2020年11月より現職。2019年アメリカ遺伝学会DeLill Nasser Award受賞、 2019年国際分子進化学会Young Investigator Award 受賞。