Message from the Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus

March 23, 2011

The TUJ community is deeply shocked and saddened by the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit the coasts of the Tohoku and Kanto regions in Japan, and the continuing crises that have followed the original disasters. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to those who have been affected by the largest earthquake recorded in Japan's history, the tsunami, and the on-going crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

This has been an extremely stressful and challenging time for TUJ as well. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Temple University and TUJ administrators, staff and faculty who played a significant role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, including support for them to leave Japan for Hong Kong and leave Tokyo for Osaka. We are committed to ensure the safety of our students and staff and are working continuously to accommodate their needs and concerns. We are also doing our best to reach out to those in need of assistance in Japan.

This is a time of unprecedented disaster and devastation for all people in Japan, including the foreign community. We strongly believe it is important that TUJ keeps its operations as a sign of commitment to the community because not only we are an American university in Japan, we are also part of Japan and we will support Japan.

We will all move forward together with Japan as it rises from the calamity of this catastrophe.

Bruce Stronach
Temple University, Japan Campus

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