TUJ Times Online

January 23, 2008 (vol. 28)

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Special Announcement:

Dr. Bruce Stronach Named New TUJ Dean

Yokohama City University (YCU) President Dr. Bruce Stronach will become TUJ's dean on April 1. The first non-Japanese to run a Japanese public university, Dr. Stronach spearheaded educational reforms that have made YCU a model among Japanese public institutions. Dr. Stronach was provost and COO at Becker College in Massachusetts from 1998 to 2003, and its acting president for a year before joining YCU. He was previously on faculty at the International University of Japan's Graduate School of International Relations from 1990 to 1997, and the school's dean from 1994. He holds two master's degrees and a doctorate in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University. "TUJ is a great institution, but I know we can make it better," Stronach said. "I am committed to TUJ's growth and the betterment of Japanese society, and this position will allow me to do both.".


Alumni Association to Greet the Rat

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with your fellow alumni! The TUJ Alumni Association's Social Committee is inviting you to a New Year's party on Saturday, February 2 in Shinjuku. This will be a great opportunity to see your former classmates and meet new people in a friendly atmosphere.

Date & Time
Saturday, February 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Trattoria Papa Milano (Click here for map)
3,000 yen (for a set including pizza, a free drink and dessert)
Around 30 people max
Dress Code

Please sign up by Tuesday January 29 using this online registration form. For more information, please contact the TUJ Alumni Social Event Committee at tuj.alumni.event@gmail.com.

Tenth Annual Applied Linguistics Colloquium at TUJ

Language can cause real problems, and applied linguistics is a method of finding real-life solutions to those problems. The Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium provides a forum for discussing those matters. This all-day program, set for Sunday, February 10, will feature a speech by Professor Kensaku Yoshida, dean of faculty of Foreign Studies at Sophia University, on "Changes Proposed by MEXT for English Education in Japan." This tenth colloquium in the series is co-sponsored by the Tokyo chapter of JALT and Pragmatics SIG.

Date & Time
Sunday, February 10, from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Reception from 9:20 a.m., opening ceremony from 10 a.m., and presentations from 10:30 a.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall
1,500 yen

This event is open to the general public (advance registration is not required). For more details, please contact Professor Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska at mierze@tuj.ac.jp.


Temple Law School Co-Hosts American Litigation Symposium

Temple Law School and the American Bar Association co-hosted a major international symposium in early December entitled "The Challenges of American Litigation-A Primer for Japanese Legal Staff Managing Litigation in the United States." The event, which ran over two evenings, was part of TUJ's 25th anniversary celebration. Distinguished attorneys and legal professionals from Philadelphia, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Hong Kong and Australia traveled to our campus for this event. Over 100 professionals and interested individuals heard them - and our Professor Matt Wilson - speak about the legal issues and obstacles facing Japanese companies doing business in the United States. Topics covered included the formation of U.S. subsidiaries, employment law, management practices, litigation strategies, and legal ethics.

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