TUJ Times Online

June 13, 2006 (vol. 9)

TUJ Times Online, our online monthly newsletter, will keep you informed of recent news at TUJ and its alumni.


TUJ Alumni Association Midsummer Party

The TUJ Alumni Association will hold another party on Saturday, July 22. This is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly Temple atmosphere.

Date & Time
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
T.G.I. Friday's in Roppongi (Tel: 03-5412-7555)
Click here for map.
3,000 yen per person; includes a light meal (drinks are separate)


TUJ Commencement Ceremony Recognizes 210 Graduates

TUJ recognized the achievements of 210 new graduates on June 4 at a commencement ceremony at Tokyo's Radisson Miyako Hotel. The TUJ ceremony was part of the 119th commencement of Temple University, which took place on May 18 at the main campus in Philadelphia. Temple University President David Adamany flew in for the TUJ commencement; the second time he has attended the ceremony here. In his keynote address, President Adamany congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments and wished them a future full of success. Following his remarks, Joyce B. Rabens, Minister Counselor for Environment, Science and Technology Affairs from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, spoke to the graduates.

TUJ and Tokyo's Minato City Sign Agreement on Joint Activities

Tokyo's Minato City and TUJ have concluded a basic agreement to cooperate on a host of projects. Minato City Mayor Masaaki Takei and TUJ Dean Kirk R. Patterson formally inked the agreement at a signing ceremony at the university's campus on May 29. Under the agreement, TUJ and Minato City will collaborate with the aim of fostering international understanding and cross-cultural communication. The arrangement focuses on three areas: education, culture, and community development. Using internships and other means, it will also promote human resource development. Plans in the educational area include seminars on English instruction for Minato City teachers, projects to promote international understanding at elementary schools, and an English-language program for junior high school students during their summer holidays.

Corporate Education Trains Delegation from Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)

TUJ's Corporate Education program conducted a training session May 8-12 for a dozen alumni of Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The course focused on topics such as leadership, cross-cultural communication, public speaking, coaching, motivation, and Japanese management. The delegation represented a number of UAE-based organizations, and the participants delivered a highly entertaining and informative presentation about UAE culture and the area's rapid development. We hope the new relationship with Zayed University will further enhance TUJ's international presence and outlook.

According to TUJ's latest statistics, the Corporate Education program now has an estimated 850 students, the highest annual enrollment of any TUJ program. Any alumnus with corporate training inquiries or needs is encouraged to contact either Jeff Kanemoto (kanemoto@tuj.ac.jp) or Minoru Ohki (ohki@tuj.ac.jp), or to visit http://www.tuj.ac.jp/ce for further information.

Mariko Nagai's Poem Selected for Pushcart Prize Compilation

A poem by TUJ Director of Writing Programs Mariko Nagai, "Histories of Bodies," has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming volume. The Pushcart Prize is a prestigious literary award given to poems, short fiction, and creative nonfiction work published in literary journals. This is the third time one of Nagai's works has earned a Pushcart, with the first in 1998 for poetry and another in 2001 for fiction.

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