News in 2010
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July 28, 2010
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), will hold a three-day seminar in August for teachers qualified to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP). This Category 3 Topical Seminar on Japanese literature marks the first time that an advanced Category 3 seminar has been held in Japan for IB teachers in Japanese. (A category 3 is a theme-based seminar designed to enhance professional knowledge).
July 2, 2010
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), has started a two-week training program for government officials from the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, from June 28 at Hotel Asia Center of Japan in Akasaka. Thirty participants from Indonesia are attending the tailor-made non-degree program entitled "Training and Developing Human Resources". The program is under the Professional Human Resource Development Project, Phase III (PHRDP-III) funded by the JICA as part of a Japanese ODA Loan signed by the governments of Indonesia and Japan in 2006.
June 18, 2010
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) will launch a new major in Japanese Language from the Fall 2010 Semester. The new major will break important new ground by enabling students pursuing a U.S college degree to spend their entire four years of study in Japan, developing and deepening their Japanese language proficiency.
June 7, 2010
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) held its 2010 commencement ceremony on June 6 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Tokyo. This year, the commencement recognized the achievements of 234 students in the class of 2010, including undergraduates, and Master and Doctorate programs.
April 14, 2010
TUJ student Jeremy Rubier won first prize in the Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship for 2009-2010, a competition sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ). Jeremy's documentary video "New Media vs. Old Media in Japan," which looks into the media choices of young people in Japan today and the decline of newspapers, was chosen from 24 entries (19 essays, 1 photo story, 4 videos). Jeremy received a scholarship of ¥300,000 to further his entry into journalism.
At Temple, globalization is a work in progress — Interview with Dean Hai-Lung Dai, Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs
April 12, 2010
A conversation with Dean Hai-Lung Dai, recently appointed as senior vice provost for International Affairs, on efforts underway to expand Temple’s global presence.
April 8, 2010
The exciting special program, Summer Institute in Studies in Japanese Popular Culture (May 24 - July 28), is now open to all existing TUJ students. Registration is accepted until the day before the course starts.
February 9, 2010
Japan is a world power again. But this time around, the source of its influence isn't political or economic might — it's what scholars are calling the nation's "gross national cool." With Japanese design, digital technology, manga and anime, gaming, fashion, food and music looming as large as Godzilla over the global cultural landscape, Temple undergraduates will have an unprecedented opportunity this summer to learn about Japan's pop culture juggernaut from the inside.