In mid-July an FUTI Advisory Committee member, Ms. Nobuko Sakurai, and an FUTI staff, Dr. Masako Osako, visited the five recipients of 2012 FUTI awards studying at Yale University. The students were all very busy with daily home work, classroom presentations and team projects. But, at the same time, they fully enjoyed the campus life, building close friendship with U.S. and international students. “I recommend the summer study at Yale to those who are determined to study very hard,” one of the participants commented.
Ms. Sari Yamashita (a senior of the Agriculture Department, majoring in Agriculture and Resources Economics) was enrolled in a GSP (Global Summer Program) course, “Topics in International Economics,” and Ms. Ayako Sakamoto (a senior of the Agriculture Department, majoring in Environmental Biology), in another GSP course, “Sustainability and Institutions.”
Ms. Yuri Asanuma (a junior of the Law Department, majoring in Category 3: Politics) and Mr. Akitaka Yamada (a senior majoring in Language and Information Sciences) participated in English Language Institute programs. And Mr. Masato Tsuji (a junior, majoring in Biology) took regular summer school courses, “How the Brain Works,” and “Comprehensive General Chemistry.”
Articles in this newsletter:
- Japanese Alumni Boost FUTI’s Third Annual Campaign
- An Interview with Dr. Chihiro Kanagawa, Chairman of Shintech, Inc.
- Messages of FUTI donors (in Japanese only)
- The roster of FUTI scholarship recipients and their reports are now on FUTI’s website
- Your expression of gratitude to your alma mater in accordance with your financial means by Shigenori Matsushita (in Japanese only)
- FUTI Scholarship Students Enjoying Classes at Yale
- Reception for the 2012 UTRIP participants held
- Reception for the 2011 GSP participants at UTokyo held
- Prof. Koichi Hamada speaks on monetary policy and Japan’s economic recovery
- Mr. Kengo Watanabe, a Pharmacology graduate student, receives an FUTI award
- Mathematician Shoshichi Kobayashi (1932-2012), oldest member of the San Francisco Akamonkai dies at 80