TUJ Times Online

June 18, 2008 (vol. 33)


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Announcements:

See You at Grad Night 2008!

The TUJ Alumni Association cordially invites you to Club Pure Shibuya for Grad Night 2008! Be there this Friday with plenty of other TUJ alumni and grads from this year's class for a cool evening of partying and networking. The club will be reserved exclusively for TUJ alumni, new grads and their friends. Since the club owner is a TUJ alumnus himself, we're sure you'll have fun.
The event is just a few days away, so buy your tickets now (and get a better deal)!


Date & Time
Friday, June 20, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Place
Club Pure Shibuya (Access)
Cost
2,500 yen in advance; 3,000 yen at the door (includes all-you-can-drink for two hours)
RSVP
To reserve your ticket, please RSVP to tuj.alumni@gmail.com.
Payment
Information
Mizuho Bank, Azabu Branch (Branch code: 531), Acct No: 1028717 (Futsu Account), Name: TUJ-AA

Summertime English: Special Program for Minato City's Elementary School Kids


TUJ undergraduate students will be assisting the program.

TUJ's Continuing Education program is organizing its first-ever English program for Minato City fifth- and sixth-graders. A native English-speaking instructor will be overseeing the three-day program in August, with two TUJ undergraduate students on hand as assistants. Students will learn English in a fun and stimulating atmosphere filled with interactive games and activities. The program is just one of the many facets of TUJ's cooperative agreement with Minato City.


Date & Time
Wednesday, August 27 through Friday, August 29; from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on the 27th and 28th, and till 1:30 p.m. on the 29th
Place
TUJ Azabu Hall (Access)
Cost
17,000 yen (includes textbook and snack fees)

News:

Citizen's University Draws Close to 200 Participants


Professor Wilson describes the Japanese lay judge system on May 28.

The English-language Citizen's University series - which ran from late May to early June and featured presentations by TUJ professors - was an overwhelming success. A total of 189 participants heard expert views on Japan's international relations, its legal system, and the recent challenges in the Japanese business world. "The lecture was very entertaining and interesting, and the argument was well-balanced," commented one participant who attended Professor Matt Wilson's lecture on the lay judge system.
This is the second year TUJ has worked with Minato City on this project, which aims to give the community an opportunity to learn more about what is being taught at universities in Minato City. Plans are already being made to offer a similar Citizen's University series in 2009.


Temple's Reinstein Wins International Award

Robert J. Reinstein, outgoing dean of the Beasley School of Law and vice president of international programs at Temple University in Philadelphia, has won a 2008 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. Presented by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the Malone award represents the organization's highest form of recognition for career contributions to international education at higher public institutions.
An ardent supporter of TUJ for over 20 years, Reinstein has spearheaded global initiatives that earned Temple Law's international programs a top-20 ranking in the most recent edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual guidebook America's Best Graduate Schools. His accomplishments include the creation of three new international master of laws degree programs in China, Japan and the United States; groundbreaking semester-abroad programs for law students in China; and faculty and student exchange programs in China, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Poland.
Reinstein will receive the award in July at the summer meeting of NASULGC's International Programs commission, which is chaired by Temple President Ann Weaver Hart.

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