TUJ has a long history of community relations, pursuing various activities with the overall goal of deepening exchanges between our students and staff and the people of the area.
Most recently in December 2022, the university has signed collaborative agreements with Yamanashi Prefecture and Tokyo’s Setagaya City. TUJ clinched an agreement with Yamanashi to advance internationalization, multicultural education, industry and tourism. This was the first for TUJ to clinch an agreement with a prefectural government.
TUJ will build on the progress established with Setagaya since the university moved to Sangenjaya District in 2019. Both parties have formally agreed to deepen collaboration on projects that promote cross-cultural communication and international understanding.
The TUJ community has been actively involved in a series of academic programs and cross-cultural events with residents and students on a regular basis. The university has been offering summer English language programs to elementary and middle school students that have attracted huge interest each year. TUJ students, staff and faculty have also participated in many initiatives, including local festivals and international exchange activities. The university has welcomed Setagaya residents to get access to its library resources.
Prior to Setagaya, TUJ also signed a memorandum of understanding with Tokyo's Minato City, where the university was located at that time, in 2006. TUJ strives to develop more activities to benefit the local and regional communities while utilizing our uniqueness as an American university with students, faculty and staff from all over the world.