News in 2005

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Record-High Enrollment in the TESOL Doctoral Cohort

October 3, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), recorded a new high in the number of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) doctoral cohort in the fall semester with 54 students in the total. The eighth Tokyo doctoral cohort and the fifth Osaka doctoral cohort each began on September 9, 2005.
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Undergraduate Enrollment Hits Record High

September 27, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), recorded a new high in the number of undergraduate students in the fall semester, with the total reaching 575, which was 16% higher than the 496 of a year earlier. The number of full-time undergraduate students was up almost 50%.
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U.S. Ambassador Schieffer Gives Keynote Address at TUJ Commencement Ceremony

June 14, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)'s commencement ceremony, held on June 11, 2005, at Tokyo's Radisson Miyako Hotel, recognized 152 graduates and was a milestone in TUJ's history. It was the first commencement since TUJ's designation as a Foreign University, Japan Campus, by Japan's Ministry of Education. It also was the first TUJ commencement attended by a U.S. ambassador to Japan. In addition, the commencement witnessed the 1,000th graduate of the Master of Education in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) program, which was among the first programs offered when TUJ opened in 1982.
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TUJ Eligible to Sponsor Student Visas

March 15, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce that Japan's Ministry of Justice has granted it the right to sponsor student visas. On March 10, 2005, two TUJ students became the first to receive student visas.
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Railway Companies in Eastern Japan Grant Student Rail Discounts to Temple University, Japan Campus Students

March 1, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce that JR East and other private railway companies in Eastern Japan have granted discounts on their train routes to students seeking degrees at TUJ. The discounts apply to commuter passes and long-distance tickets. This milestone directly stems from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) official recognition of TUJ as a Foreign University, Japan Campus on February 14, 2005.
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MEXT designates TUJ Japan's First Foreign University, Japan Campus

February 14, 2005

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce its official recognition by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). TUJ becomes the first postsecondary educational institution in Japan with overseas roots to receive MEXT's designation as a Foreign University, Japan Campus. The new status makes it possible for TUJ credits to be recognized by Japanese universities and allows TUJ graduates to apply to the graduate schools of Japanese public universities.
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