TUJ Times Online

February 20, 2008 (vol. 29)


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Announcements:

Wanted: Japanese Host Families

TUJ's Office of International Students (OIS) is looking for Japanese families interested in hosting our international students for a semester or perhaps longer. The hosting periods are January through April for the spring semester, May to July for the summer semester, and from the end of August until the beginning of December for the fall semester. A monthly stipend of 80,000 yen will be paid to compensate host families for meal expenses and utility charges.


Application deadline by semester:

Spring
Beginning of October
Summer
End of February
Fall
End of May

Please contact OIS (tel: 03-5441-9800; email: homestay@tuj.ac.jp) for an application or more details.


TUJ Career Fair Spring 2008: Participants Wanted

The next TUJ Career Fair will be held on March 12, 2008, the first of two on-campus career fairs the TUJ Career Development Office organizes each year. If you are a TUJ alumnus looking to hire young talent with bilingual skills, the Career Development Office welcomes the chance to host your firm at the career fair. If you're a TUJ alumnus looking for a new career challenge, we encourage you to attend the event as well. To apply for the spring edition of the TUJ Career Fair, please submit this application form by February 27. For further information, please email the TUJ Career Development Office at career@tuj.temple.edu.


Date & Time
Wednesday, March 12, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place
TUJ Mita Hall, Room 503 and 504 (Access)

Upcoming Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies Events

Prof. Takesada on South Korea's New Administration
The Korea Japan Group of ICJS invites you to a session with one of Japan's leading experts on Korean affairs, Professor Hideshi Takesada, who will provide an explanation of Lee Myung-Bak's victory, examine the ROK's new foreign and unification policies, and discuss North Korea's reaction to the change of administration in Seoul. Professor Takesada, the executive director of the Japanese Defense Ministry's National Institute for Defense Studies, is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University and George Washington University as well as a visiting professor at Chung-an University in Seoul.

Date & Time
Friday, February 29, from 7:00 p.m. (presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Place
TUJ, Azabu Hall, Room 212 (Access)
Cost
Free (and open to the general public)
RSVP
Registration closed.

Japan's Civil Society and Public Policy
Daniel Aldrich, an assistant professor of political science at Purdue University and currently an Abe Fellow at Tokyo University, will discuss how civil society influences policy decisions in Japan and abroad. He will focus on the nuclear power industry, and also touch on other areas such as the location of airports and dams. High oil prices and pressure to curb CO2 emissions are fostering renewed interest in atomic and other alternate energy sources, and Aldrich's work will help us understand an important aspect of the equation. For a full bio of Prof. Aldrich, who received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard and an M.A. from UC Berkeley, please click here.

Date & Time
Monday, March 3, from 7:00 p.m. (presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Place
TUJ, Mita Hall, Room 503 (Access)
Cost
Free (and open to the general public)
RSVP
Registration closed.

News:

TUJ Contributions to the Minato City Community

Getting Close to the Community

TUJ has been pursuing various community-oriented activities, with the main driver being the agreement on joint activities we concluded with Minato City in 2006. As a university with students, faculty and staff from over 40 different countries - and as a specialist in English-language instruction - TUJ's activities in this area are unique in their context and scope. Check out the new "Getting Close to the Community" page on TUJ's website to find out how we are strengthening our relationship with Minato City. (The Japanese page on the topic is available here.)

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