TUJ Times Online

March 22, 2007 (vol. 18)

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


Handy TUJ Tote Bag Now on Sale

We got carried away and added something new to our lineup of TUJ-branded goods - a cotton canvas tote bag. The bag, available in natural white, is easy to sling over your shoulder and big enough to hold A4 documents easily, making it perfect for school or some grocery shopping. The totes are on sale for 1,500 yen at the Information Center (first floor of Azabu Hall), which is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Exhibitions by TUJ Art Students

TUJ Art Students, Hiroko Okumura and Keiko Kawaguchi, are holding their respective exhibitions this month. Please see below for details of their exhibition.

Ms. Hiroko Okumura - "Unexpected Encounter"

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 27 through Sunday, April 1, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (until 5 p.m. on last day)
Mememachine Gallery (Please click here for map)

Ms. Keiko Kawaguchi - "Moment & Eternity"

Date & Time
Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3144 Omotesando Gallery (Please click here for details)


New Bachelor of Business Administration Major Debuts in Fall 2007!

Starting with the fall 2007 semester, TUJ will offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree as part of its thriving undergraduate program. Our BBA course curriculum will be identical to what the Fox School of Business and Management offers at the main campus. Since the Fox School is fully accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for business administration programs worldwide, TUJ's BBA program will also be AACSB-accredited. This program is being launched in response to strong student demand within Japan for high-level business programs to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. It will also appeal to overseas students seeking opportunities to learn about working in and with Japanese corporations.

Former Japan Supreme Court Justice Speaks at TUJ

(From left to right): Prof. Barry McCarthy, Prof. Matt Wilson, Justice Kunio Hamada, Prof. June Kitagawa

TUJ Temple Law School was honored to have former Supreme Court Justice Kunio Hamada speak to our spring 2007 students and faculty on February 14 at Mita Hall. Justice Hamada, who retired from the bench in 2006 and is now special counsel at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, spoke candidly about his five years as a Supreme Court justice and his experiences as a founding partner of Hamada & Matsumoto (now Mori Hamada & Matsumoto). He also discussed various aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court that he admires, as well as his vision and hopes for the new jury trial system to be implemented in Japan. It was truly a pleasure to have one of Japan's most distinguished legal figures share his thoughts with the Temple Law School community.

Temple Educational Center Update

Hisaya Sugiyama has been hired as project director for Temple Educational Center (TEC). Mr. Sugiyama, an internationally experienced architect who earned an advanced degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, will be responsible for accelerating the process of securing the site, developing the concept, and overseeing the planning, design and construction for this unique development. TUJ has also retained Mitsubishi Jisho as the project manager for TEC, and named Shimizu Corporation as the local architect and contractor. Together with Merrill Lynch Japan, the project's financial advisor, they form a strong team that will make TUJ's long-term dream possible. TEC will not only accommodate the university's rapidly growing student population, it will also be open to the community and serve as a center of international education, intercultural exchange and communal activities.

TUJ Corporate Education Trains P&G and Nike Japan Staff

The TUJ Corporate Education program has launched a comprehensive language-training program for P&G Far East. The program is designed to support P&G career development by assessing and enhancing the English-language proficiency and global communication skills of P&G staff in both Japan and Korea. The students will range from new hires to experienced senior managers. Nike Japan has also asked Corporate Education to develop an extensive training program aimed at accelerating the essential business communication skills development of six high-potential Nike executives. The Nike Japan program also incorporates a presentation skills seminar for selected Nike staff. Alumni with corporate training inquiries or needs are encouraged to contact either Jeffrey Kanemoto (kanemoto@tuj.ac.jp) or Minoru Ohki (ohki@tuj.ac.jp), or visit www.tuj.ac.jp/ce for further information.

Jennifer Cahill has Poem Published, Wins Literary Prize

TUJ writing instructor Jennifer Fumiko Cahill's poem "The Fire Museum" is featured in a newly released book called Poetry Daily Essentials 2007, a collection of poems selected from the popular Poetry Daily website (www.poems.com). Professor Cahill also recently received this year's Robert Watson Literary Prize for Poetry from The Greensboro Review for her poem "Where You Fell." TUJ congratulates Professor Cahill on both of these notable accomplishments.

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