TUJ Times Online

December 21, 2006 (vol. 15)

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Alumni Association to Welcome Year of the Boar

Come celebrate the arrival of 2007 with your fellow alumni at the Alumni Association New Year's Party on January 19 at Stage Y in Harajuku! This is a perfect opportunity to see your old classmates and meet new people in a friendly Temple atmosphere.

Date & Time
Friday, January 19, 2007, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Stage Y in Harajuku (Click here for map)
3,500 yen per person (food and drinks included)
Up to 50 people
Dress Code

Please sign up using the online registration form here.

Brazil's Nikkeijin in Photos: An Exhibition by Irene Herrera

Nikon Salon Juna 21 is set to present a documentary project by TUJ adjunct faculty member Irene Carolina Herrera entitled "Identity: Nikkejin in Brazil." Ms. Herrera teaches Film Media and Arts and History of Documentary to TUJ communications majors, and her exhibition is meant to convey something of the lives of Japanese immigrants in Brazil. Through her camera lens, Irene has captured the still-vibrant elements of Japan's culture residing in the hearts of its people. The year 2008, will mark a hundred years of Japanese immigration to this vast South American country.

A bilingual gallery talk by the artist is scheduled for December 23 at 1 p.m.

Date & Time
Wednesday, December 20 through Thursday, December 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on last day)
Shinjuku Nikon Salon (Click here for map)


Sayonara Party Fetes Associate Dean Roman Cybriwsky

TUJ's annual year-end party took place on November 29 at Pacific Currents in Azabu Juban, with over 80 staff and faculty gathering to celebrate another phenomenal year at TUJ. This year's party was an extra-special event because it provided a chance to express our appreciation to Associate Dean Roman Cybriwsky, who will be returning to the main campus after five years of dedicated service to the TUJ community and students. An expert on Tokyo, Associate Dean Cybriwsky eventually hopes to return to TUJ as a faculty member to continue teaching his well-respected course on the city.

TUJ Students Join in Minato City's Fureai Matsuri

Over 20 TUJ students took part in the nineteenth annual Azabu Kumin Fureai Matsuri on November 11 and 12. Some of them wowed the audience with street dance, hip-hop dance, and baton twirling performances at the Azabu Citizen Center. Others volunteered as staff or gave free English lessons. Minato City also appreciated the help TUJ students provided before the event, such as translating brochures from Japanese into English.

To further strengthen our already solid ties with Minato City, TUJ named Mr. Tatsuo Nitta its new coordinator for local community relations in October. Mr. Nitta will be responsible for all Minato-related projects and activities that involve TUJ students, serving as our liaison between the city and the students.

International Executives from 20 countries visit TUJ

TUJ Management Education Programs hosted 26 executives from 20 different countries for two weeks during the fall semester. The program, run on behalf of the Paris-based International School of Management, allows executives to pursue MBA and postgraduate DBA degrees while continuing their careers. Their Japan-focused courses, held at Mita Hall, covered consumer marketing, knowledge management, human resource management, and corporate finance. In addition, the visitors surveyed Tokyo retail neighborhoods from Akihabara to Sugamo, met with Japanese trading company executives, and visited a Nissan factory. At the undergraduate level, 27 young French students from the Institut Superieur de Gestion spent eight weeks at TUJ learning about both Japanese culture and business.

Temple Law School Alumni Party

Temple Law School celebrated its 12-year history in Tokyo with a joint Law School Alumni Reunion and Fall Semester Students Party on November 2. Over 70 current students, alumni, and past and present faculty caught up with old friends, met new people, and networked at the event, which was held on the fifth floor of the Law School's new Mita Hall home.

Pictured from left to right: former Law Program Director Vicki Beyer; TUJ Dean Kirk Patterson; Adjunct Professor and J.D. Alumnus Bryan Koslow; Adjunct Professor Marcus Kosins; Adjunct Professor Dan Levison; Alumnus Tatsuya Naoi; and Associate Professor of Law and TUJ Associate Dean Matthew Wilson.

TUJ Student Government Hosts Annual Fall Festival

A large audience gathered on campus at the Annual Fall Festival held on Sunday, November 19. They were treated to displays of baton twirling, karate, social dance, kickboxing and other performances. Ethnic foods, baked goods, games, and various other booths added to the day's fun.

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