Campus Life

As an American university, TUJ provides many services and houses many facilities unique to a modern American university that support your academic life.

Campus Services and Facilities

Library

Get access to a collection of over 55,000 books and thousands of periodical titles. Students can also access the online resources of Temple University and borrow materials from libraries worldwide, including those of Japanese universities through inter-library loan.

Student Services

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is the first point of contact for accepted students, providing assistance with the visa application process and coordinating financial aid and student housing. OSS organizes orientations, events and activities to assist students in their academic and social life.

Career Support

TUJ’s Career Development Office assists students in developing skills necessary to identify the best career path before graduation. Services include individual career counseling, group seminars on job-hunting strategies, guidance on available internships, on-campus career fairs, resume writing workshops, interviewing techniques and more.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors provide students with group and individual advising sessions. Students can receive advising on their academic plans and options, graduation status, transfer to Temple's main campus in Philadelphia, and other academic questions or concerns.

Computer Labs and Services

TUJ has six computer labs equipped with Windows, Mac and Unix computers with a variety of office and design software applications. Campus-wide wireless network is available both at Azabu and Mita Halls. The office also provides computer related support to students, staff and faculty.

Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching & Learning Center tutors students in academic writing, math, economics, psychology, Japanese and other subjects. The center features a language-learning lab with individual study spaces.

Counseling Services

Professional counselors are available to provide free and confidential counseling services both in English and Japanese. The services include individual and group counseling and phone consultation. The office also offers workshops on stress management, time management, communication skills and other topics.

Editing Room

TUJ’s post-production studio offers both linear and non-linear editing capabilities. It has Mac workstations for digital capture, Sony DVCAM editing bays, and a professional sound studio for live recording and transfer. The studio is also fully equipped with state-of-the-art software for digital editing and graphics.

Semester Activities

The university sponsors a variety of events and activities throughout the semester, including culture and language exchange programs, day outings, and overnight trips. These activities are designed to cultivate social relations among our diverse university community and advance the university's mission as an international institution in Japan.

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Student Government

The Student Government serves as the voice of the student body, and advocates for their needs as their elected representatives. The Student Government also organizes various events during the academic year to help promote active student life.

Student Organizations

Student organizations—created and run by students—are overseen by Student Activities in the Office of Student Services (OSS). These organizations help students identify others with similar interests, and promote friendship among students.

Clubs

  • Basketball Club
  • Bicycle Racing & Riding Club
  • Finance Club
  • Futsal Club (Soccer)
  • Historical European Martial Arts Club
  • Igo Club
  • International Marketing Association Club
  • Job Hunting Club
  • Pride Alliance Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Veterans Club
  • Video Gaming Club
  • Volleyball Club

As of Spring 2016. See here for the most up-to-date list.

Dormitories and Homestays

TUJ guarantees housing for new international students. Those on a TUJ-sponsored student visa are required to spend their first semester in TUJ housing. Housing options include dormitories or living with a Japanese host family.

Takadanobaba Dorm

Location
8 minutes from Takadanobaba Station on the JR Yamanote, Seibu Shinjuku, and Tokyo Metro Tozai train lines.
7 minutes from Shimo-Ochiai Station on the Seibu Shinjuku train line.
Distance from TUJ
50 minutes door-to-door.
Room type
Single room with unit bathroom and kitchenette.
Room features
Bed, desk and chair, air conditioner, internet connection (Ethernet and WiFi), small television, mini refrigerator, basic kitchen utensils, and tableware.
Features
Coin laundry and convenience store.
Local area
Takadanobaba Station has many local stores and restaurants catering to college students. The Yamanote Line provides direct access to Shinjuku and Shibuya, two of the busiest shopping and entertainment centers in Tokyo.

Homestays

Homestays offer students the chance to live with a Japanese family instead of in a dormitory for their first semester. It is a wonderful opportunity to practice Japanese and experience modern Japanese culture first-hand. Two meals are provided each day and students have their own room. In order to make the best of this experience, students are expected to adjust to the host family's living arrangement, "live locally," eat a Japanese diet with the host family, participate in Japanese family life, and spend meaningful time with the family. Preference for selection will be given to students who demonstrate cultural sensitivity, flexibility, and a genuine interest and commitment to Japanese culture by speaking Japanese (or being willing to learn, if a beginner) and abiding by Japanese values and customs.