TUJ Times Online

September, 2012 (vol. 70)

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TUJ Intern Success Story at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Chikana Kigami ’13 School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

“I interned at the Gourmet Shop in the Food and Beverage Division. I must say that the three months I spent at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo was one of the best times of my life. The experience not only taught me what hospitality truly is, but also the importance of finding somewhere one can belong. As an intern, my responsibilities were not always thrilling. I have spent whole days in the storehouse counting the stock and packing products. Even in that situation, there was always someone watching and encouraging me. It was motivating to me to know that what I did was recognized and appreciated. People at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo are great.

At Temple University, Japan Campus I have not only learned professional English skills, but have also had the experience of understanding people from different cultures and backgrounds. I think this a unique and valuable part of all TUJ students’ experience. My ability to speak English helped me so many times while I was working at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Also, I was responsible for creating a hygiene manual in English and submitted it to Food and Beverage Manager.”

Yoichiro Yoda '95 Art Exhibit at Mitaka City Gallery

Yoichiro Yoda, ’95 BFA Tyler School of Art at Main Campus. Born in Takamatsu, Japan and moved to New York at the age of three months. After graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, Yoda decided to attend the Tyler School of Art after seeing the quality of student work on a campus visit.

“I am very happy that I went to Tyler. It was some of the best years of my life.

It was also while I was at Tyler that I found my biggest subject matter for my work, the theatres of 42nd Street. One morning in the winter of 1993, I went on a bus trip from Tyler to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. When we got to NYC, the bus driver made a mistake and drove past 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. When I looked through the tinted window of the bus, I saw an old crumbling window of a theatre. I remembered the old theatres on that block.

I bought a book called Lost Broadway Theatres by Nicholas Van Hoogstraten and began researching them. I went back to 42nd Street and compared the old photos in the book with the actual theatres. Then a strange thing happened. I felt as if I had finally come back to my true home.

It was then that I started my theatre painting series, as well as my documentary video project called "Last Days of 42nd Street".”

Currently, Yoda has two shows in Tokyo: "Dramas of Memory" at the Mitaka City Gallery of Art, and a solo show, "Breakfast is Important" at the Nantenshi Gallery near Kyobashi.

Upcoming Gatherings:

TUJ 30th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

Did you know TUJ Alumni have been around for almost 30 years? Join the 30th Anniversary Alumni Reunion on November 9, 2012 at the Hotel New Otani and meet your classmates, network with alumni, and have a relaxing evening over dinner and drinks. Reunions are a chance to reminisce with your classmates and renew connections. Register online at www.tuj.ac.jp/reunion.

Date: November 9, 2012
Place: New Otani Hotel, PALAZZO OTANI Room
Ticket: 4,000 yen

Life After TUJ

As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, the TUJ Career Development Office and International Business Studies will jointly sponsor “Life After TUJ.” This event will feature the first-hand stories and experiences of both a top CEO and recent TUJ grads. Building the TUJ network!

Time and Venue: October 30, 17:30-21:30 Mita 5F

17:30 CEO Live: Jasper Cheung, CEO, Amazon Japan
19:00 A panel of recent TUJ alumni will share the secrets of successful job searches
20:00 Open networking with alumni, faculty, students, company reps and recruiters

*part of the TUJ 30th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series.

For more details please contact the Career Development Office at career@tuj.temple.edu.

October 18, 2012 - TUJ Night

Meet up with your old classmates or make new friends.

Futbol Cerveceria ONCE
in Nakameguro

If you are an alum and want to share your story about TUJ with everyone, please contact us.

TUJ Celebrates 30th Anniversary:

30th Anniversary Symposium

TUJ will hold the 30th Anniversary Symposium on November 16, 2012. There will be a panel of three speakers: Ambassador Robert M. Orr, Executive Director, Asian Development Bank; Dr. Yutaka Morohoshi, Professor, J.F. Oberlin University; and Mr. Yoshiaki Fujimori, President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation. The distinguished speakers will discuss the fundamental qualities of global citizens and whether a liberal arts education - the foundation of American undergraduate education - is the most effective means of educating those who will advance our society and the world's economy. Register online at: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/tuj30/sympo

Continuing Education:

Fall 2012 Semester: Still Accepting Applications on Space Available Basis

Check out our website and sign up for exciting classes. From Master Wine Class (HVW 101) to Criminal Psychology, Profiling and Forensic Accounting (CSI101) to Zen Buddism (ZEN101)―you’re sure to find something just for you!

>Check the New Certificate Programs in Tokyo

>Sennan City Cultural Hall-TUJ Continuing Education Program to Start in October

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Don't forget the Tuition Discount for ALUMNI!

Entrance fee waiver
25% tuition discount

Contact us at:

Continuing Education Program
E-mail: contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu
Tel: 03-5441-9864
Brochure Request: click here

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