To commemorate moving to its new building on the grounds of Showa Women’s University (SWU) this fall, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) held a variety of events in the first week of November connected to the ceremony marking completion of the new campus. TUJ takes a new step 37 years after first opening its Tokyo campus in 1982, and the videos below showcase the events that marked this special occasion. (New Campus Opening related page）
TUJ New Campus Opening Celebration Week Highlights (Nov. 5-10)
Celebrations including a forum commemorating the 25th anniversary of TUJ’s law program, a ceremony marking the completion of the new campus, a ceremony for conferring an honorary doctorate, an American-style open-to-public “Community Day” for interacting with neighbors and friends, the Alumni Reunion, and the SWU Cosmos Festival are summarized below. Produced by TUJ student and alumnus.
New Campus Opening Celebrations / Conferral of Honorary Doctorate (Nov. 6)
Over 40 representatives from Temple Main Campus in the U.S., led by Board of Trustees Chair Mitchell Morgan, joined the ceremony. After the ribbon cutting and kagamiwari, customary opening of a barrel of sake, the ceremony moved to SWU’s Hitomi Memorial Hall, where SWU Chancellor Mariko Bando was given an honorary doctorate from Temple University. Produced by Temple Main Campus crew.
Hooter Takes his First Trip from the U.S. to Japan!
To commemorate TUJ’s new campus, Temple University’s mascot Hooter the Owl took his first trip from Philadelphia to Tokyo, and got to experience a day in the life at TUJ. Produced by TUJ alumnus.
Moving out and Moving into the New Campus
A TUJ student filmed over a period of several days as TUJ was getting ready to move and then actually finished moving from Minato-ku to Setagaya-ku. Produced by TUJ student.