History

1982

  • TUJ was established in Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, drawing public attention as the first campus of an American university in Japan. TUJ started by offering the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in TESOL program
  • Started the M.Ed. program in Osaka

1983

  • Launched the Undergraduate Program, enabling students to obtain American B.A. and A.A. degrees without leaving Japan

1984

  • Moved to Shibuya
  • Held commencement of the class of 1984 (the first A.A. degree graduates)

1986

  • Held commencement of the class of 1986 (the first B.A. graduates)

1987

  • Moved to Shimo-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku
  • Launched IELP in Osaka

1988

  • Began offering a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL program

1992

The TUJ Minami-Osawa campus in Tama New Town in Hachioji

Awarding the first American doctorate degrees in Japan in 1992

  • Main TUJ operation moved to Minami-Osawa, Hachioji
  • Established campuses in Takadanobaba for M.Ed., Ed.D. and IELP programs

1993

 

  • Initiated the Open College Program and the Globalization Program, welcoming more working professionals to TUJ

1994

  • Inaugurated the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program

1995

  • Started the Ed.D. program in Osaka
  • Held the first TUJ alumni reunion

1996

  • Terminated the relationship with local business partners and became a wholly-owned operation of Temple University
  • Relocated the campus to Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
  • Launched the Executive MBA Program, the first in Japan
  • Relaunched the Open College Program and the Globalization Program as the Continuing Education program and Corporate Education program, respectively

1998

  • Started offering an undergraduate major in communications
  • Started an M.Ed. program in Fukuoka

2002

  • Changed the name of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) to the Academic Preparation Program (APP)

2003

  • Introduced undergraduate majors in psychological studies, art, and international affairs

2004

  • Launched an undergraduate major in tourism and hospitality management
  • Established the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS)

2005

  • Designated as the first Foreign University, Japan Campus by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2006

  • Concluded an Agreement on Joint Activities with Tokyo's Minato City

2007

  • Launched an undergraduate major in business management
  • Held 25th anniversary symposium
  • Changed the name of the Academic Preparation Program (APP) to the Academic English Program (AEP)

2009

  • Launched an undergraduate major in international business studies
  • Changed the Japanese name of the Academic English Program (AEP)

2010

  • Changed the name of the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) to the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)
  • Launched an undergraduate major in Japanese language

2011

  • Established a new four-year, full scholarship program for Japanese students supported by Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund
  • Launched Continuing Education Program in Osaka
  • Started accepting credit cards for tuition payments

2012

  • Held 30th anniversary symposium
  • Began Credit Exchange Program with Musashi University

2014

  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and an Agreement on Credit Transfer and Student Exchange with Toyo University Faculty of Regional Development Studies
  • Start Credit Transfer Program with the School of Arts and Letters at Meiji University
  • Started the Musashi Temple RED Program courses for junior high and high school students who plan to study abroad or at a foreign university in Japan
  • Started hosting the TOMODACHI Internship Program
  • Signed at MOU with National Taipei University

2015

  • TUJ Symposium “American University Administration and Global Competition” held at the U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
  • Improved Executive MBA Program. Earn an MBA in 18 months