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TUFS Season’s Greetings 2016>2017

Happy New Year!

update:01.01.2017

New Year’s Greetings from the President Hirotaka TATEISHI

I would like to extend my best wishes for the New Year to the faculty and students of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, to our graduates, and to everyone who has supported the growth and advancement of our university.

My term as president was originally for four years, from April 2013 to March of this year, but has since been extended for two more years by a decision of the president selection committee. I appreciate the endorsement and will do my best to fulfill your expectations of me. Thank you for your continuing support.

Ikuo Kameyama, my predecessor, divided what was once a single undergraduate department into two schools, and I have since worked with our faculty and alumni to institute a number of new measures to transform TUFS into an education and research hub connecting Japan to all regions of the world, as well as into a university contributing to dialogue and understanding between cultures for a world in which people co-exist in peace.

In fiscal 2014, TUFS was designated a Top Global University (Type B) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). With this designation, TUFS receives funding to serve as a key educational hub connecting people and knowledge under the slogan, “From the world to Japan and from Japan to the world.” Additionally, in fiscal 2015 and again in fiscal 2016, projects initiated by TUFS were selected for funding from MEXT’s Re-Inventing Japan Project. We have two ongoing programs under this project: “A Co-Creation Education Program of Humanities and Sciences to Solve Global Issues Confronting Japan and Latin America” and “TUFS Japan Specialist Program for the Enhancement of Japanese Language and Cultural Outreach in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia”.

Finally, under another MEXT initiative to enhance the functions of Japan’s national universities, TUFS has been contributing since fiscal 2015 to increasing Japan studies overseas and otherwise reinforcing Japan’s presence in the international community, and in fiscal 2017 we will be launching a research center for contemporary African studies.

These various undertakings are incorporated in our four strategies for our third midterm period which started in April 2016 and will continue to fiscal 2021. The four strategies are: (1) fostering multi-lingual global human resources; (2) promoting research to solve problems confronting Japan and the world; (3) making social contributions for the co-existence of global citizens; and (4) strengthening governance for efficient and effective operations.

In November last year, Nikkei BP Consulting published the results of its 2016-2017 University Brand Image Survey for the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. In its morning edition of December 1, 2016, the Nikkei newspaper noted that TUFS had increased its brand image by the largest margin of all the universities surveyed as compared to when the survey was last taken. Not only did our ranking go up from 10 to 8 over a three-year period, we were also ranked first in four out of the 49 brand image categories given in the survey. Three years ago, we didn’t appear in any of those categories. Now we have been ranked No. 1 for our students’ language skills and communication skills, and for our vision as an educational institution and our vigorous global relations. It is indeed gratifying to see that we have come to be recognized for the very traits that distinguish our endeavor to promote co-existence in the global community through intercultural dialogue and understanding based on language and area studies.

Of course, we are not satisfied with simply the appearance of having attained our objectives. In fact, schools specializing in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts are in a precarious position these days as society seems to belittle these disciplines. But there is no use in lamenting such a state of affairs. We must move forward with our four strategies and persevere together to secure a stronghold in society for the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Your support is much appreciated.

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  through Language and Area Studies


update: 12.21.2016

A Look Back at TUFS in 2016

We look back on this year’s TUFS.

The events of this year

January

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01-Jan. Academic exchange agreement with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)

05-Jan. Academic exchange agreement with Languages and Arts Faculty, Manado State University (Indonesia)

07-Jan.  Short Stay Winter Program 2016 started

11-Jan.  Academic exchange agreement with Aix-Marseille University (France)

13-Jan.  Academic exchange agreement with Khovd University (Mongolia)

21-Jan.  Academic exchange agreement with University Nebraska at Kearney (U.S.A.)

29-Jan.   Institute of Japan Studies  kick-off International Symposium

February

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02-Feb.  Academic exchange agreement with The Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herido Unibertsitatea (Spain)

05-Feb.  Academic exchange agreement with University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

10-Feb.  University of Guanajuato (Mexico), TUFS Global Japan Office opened

12-Feb.   Comprehensive Agreement regarding International Exchange Projects Concluded with Japan Foundation

19-Feb.   Re-Inventing Japan Project (Latin America) Kickoff Symposium

22-Feb.  Fundamental Agreement of Cooperation Concluded with International University of Health and Welfare

March

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 14-Mar.  Graduation Ceremony for JLC TUFS Students held

16-Mar.  Academic exchange agreement with University of the Republic, Uruguay (Uruguay)

17-Mar.  University of Belgrade (Serbia), TUFS Global Japan Office opened

18-Mar. Rio de Janeiro State University (Brazil), TUFS Global Japan Office opened

23-Mar. Academic exchange agreement with Central European University, Department of History (Hungary)

24-Mar. Graduation Ceremony and Diploma Presentation Ceremony Celebrated

April

2016apr 2016apr2

01-Apr. World Language Center (LINGUA) established

01-Apr.  TUFS Archives designated as “National Archives”

03-Apr. Entrance Ceremony for 2016 Academic Year held

07-Apr. Spacial  given by Previous President of Uruguay Mujika

May

2016may 2016may2

14-May.   TUFS Cinema: Polish Film Festival (4 films)

18-May.   Spacial Lecture given by Ambassador of India in Japan

24-May.  Spacial Lecture given by Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba

June

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02-Jun.  Spacial Lecture given by Ambassador of Turkmenistan

03-June  103rd Intramural Boat Race held

20-June  TUFS Cinema: Silent Film screening

20-June  TUFS Cinema: Myanmar Documentary Film screening

22-June  Special Lecture given by Ambassador of Germany

July

2016jul 2016jul2

08-Jul.  Fundamental Agreement of Cooperation with JETRO

08-Jul.  TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2016

10-Jul.  Open Campus 2016 Summer

August

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09-Aug.  Joined the Silk Road Universities Network (SUN)

10-Aug.  Academic exchange agreement with Marmara University (Turkish)

18-Aug.  Academic exchange agreement with University of Pretoria (South Africa)

29-Aug.  Academic exchange agreement with University of Dschang (Cameroon)

September

2016sep 2016sep2

03-Sep.  International University for the Humanities and Development(Turkmenistan),  TUFS Global Japan Office opened

16-Sep.  Academic exchange agreement with University of Ghana (Ghana)

20-Sep.  Academic exchange agreement with The University of Havana (Cuba)

24-Sep.   TUFS Cinema: Central Asia Mini Film Festival

26-Sep.   Autumn Commencement Ceremony held

26-Sep.   Entrance Ceremony for October 2015 International Students held

30-Sep.  TUFS Porutgees Education 100th anniversary

October

2016oct 2016oct2

06-Oct.   TUFS Global Communication Meeting at Yangon, Myanmar

04-Oct.    TUFS Study Abroad Fair 2016 started

07-Oct.    Academic exchange agreement with CeLL, De La Salle University Manila (Philippine)

21-Oct.   TUFS Cinema: Syria

27-Oct.  Academic exchange agreement with Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (Rwanda)

29-Oct.   Homecoming Day

November

2016nov 2016nov2

19-Nov.   GAIGOSAI (TUFS Festival-23)

19-Nov.   Open Campus 2016 Fall

29-Nov.   Conferred TUFS Honorary Doctorate on Ms. Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature

30-Nov.   Spacial Lecture given by Ambassador of Oman

December

07-Dec.    Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)


Our graduates on 24th March, 2016

The total graduates of the Undergraduates: 768, (the Faculty of Foreign Studies: 513, School of Language and Culture Studies: 132, School of International and Area Studies: 123), Graduate: 136 (Doctor: 18, Master: 118)

Here is the list of companies of employments graduated from TUFS.

Hello, the class of 2016. How is your new life? How do you feel when you almost finish the first year as new employee?

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Enrollment of freshmen in TUFS on 3rd April, 2016

We welcomed a lot of freshmen at TUFS in April.

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School of Language and Culture Studies 413 students, 
School of International and Area Studies 426 students, and
Graduate School of Global Studies 163 students entered TUFS.

 

Number of Students (as of 1 May 2016)

Schools 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year total
School of Language and Culture Studies 397 428 469 560 1,854
School of International and Area Studies 414 437 467 551 1,869
Faculty of Foreign Studies 3 4 128 135
Total 811 868 940 1,239 3,858
Graduate Schools Master’s Course Doctoral Course Total
Graduate School of Global Studies 321 201 522
Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies 7 7
Total 321 208 529

The new faculty members in 2016

%e9%9d%92%e6%9c%a8%e9%9b%85%e6%b5%a9 AOKI Masahiro, Lecturer, Institute of Global Studies; The Modern History of Mongolia and Central Eurasia / The History of the Mongolia-USSR Relationship

%e8%8a%b9%e7%94%9f%e5%b0%9a%e5%ad%90 SERIU Naoko, Associate Professor, Institute of Global Studies; Economic History of French Society

%e5%93%81%e5%b7%9d%e5%a4%a7%e8%bc%94 SHINAGAWA Daisuke, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa; Linguistics / Bantu Languages

%e5%a4%96%e5%b7%9d%e6%98%8c%e5%bd%a6 TOGAWA Masahiko, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa; Cultural Anthropology of South Asia / Bengal Studies

%e9%87%8e%e7%94%b0%e4%bb%81 NODA Jin, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa; History of Central Asia / Russian-Qing Relations

%e5%90%89%e7%94%b0%e3%82%86%e3%81%8b%e5%ad%90 YOSHIDA Yukako, Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa; Cultural Anthropology on Indonesian Performing Arts, Religions, and Mask Cultures

%e9%95%b7%ef%a8%91%e8%bc%9d%e7%ab%a0 NAGASAKI Teruaki, Professor, International Affairs, President’s Task Force

%e8%90%a9%e5%b0%be%e7%94%9f HAGIO Sho, International Affairs, President’s Task Force; Basque Studies/ Cross-cultural Studies/ Sociology

%e9%ab%98%e6%a9%8b%e5%b0%86%e5%ae%9c TAKAHASHI Masayoshi, IR, President’s Task Force; Economic Statistics / Statistical Science / Political Science

%e5%b1%b1%e6%9c%ac%e5%8b%87 YAMAMOTO Isamu, Professor, Health Care Center; Medical Science

%e5%a4%a7%e7%9f%b3%e9%ab%98%e5%85%b8 OISHI Takanori, Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; African Area Studies / Ecological Anthropology / Cultural Anthropoplogy / Global Environmental Studies

%e4%b8%ad%e5%b1%b1%e8%a3%95%e7%be%8e NAKAYAMA Yumi, Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; International Relations / International Cooperation / Regional Integration / Issues of Immigrants and Refugees

%e5%87%ba%e7%94%ba%e4%b8%80%e6%81%b5 DEMACHI Kazue, Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; International Economics / Finance

%e6%97%a5%e4%b8%8b%e9%83%a8-%e5%b0%9a%e5%be%b3 KUSAKABE Naonori, Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; International Cooperation Studies / Area Studies (Bangladesh) / Sociology of Disaster / Civil Society and NGO Studies

%e5%9c%9f%e7%94%b0%e4%b9%85%e7%be%8e%e5%ad%90 TSUCHIDA Kumiko, Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; Studies on Multilingual/Multicultural Society / International Migration Studies / Social Movement Studies

%e6%b8%a1%e8%be%ba%e5%91%a8 WATANABE Shu, Assistant Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; Management Studies

%e5%86%85%e6%b5%b7%e9%99%bd%e5%ad%90 UTSUMI Yoko, Assistant Lecturer, World Language and Society Education Centre; Teaching Japanese to Speakers of other Languages (TJSOL)

ilicpeter Peter ILIC, Lecturer (English), World Language and Society Education Centre

gombosuren-galbayar GALBAYAR Gombosuren, Lecturer (Mongolian), World Language and Society Education Centre

salkinder-maria Maria SALKINDER, Lecturer (Russia), World Language and Society Education Centre

%e5%bc%b5%e6%9b%b8%e5%82%91 CHO Syoketsu, Professor (Chinese), World Language and Society Education Centre

hendrickschristoph Christoph HENDRICKS, Lecturer (Germany), World Language and Society Education Centre

le-boisjeromeandrejean LE BOIS Jerome Andre Jean, Associate Professor (French), World Language and Society Education Centre

le-thi-thanh-tam LE THI THANH TAM, Associate Professor (Vietnamese), World Language and Society Education Centre


The list of the resignees in 2016

– The retirement

_t5_2700 SATO Hirotaka, Associate Professor of Institute of Japan Studies
_t2_9068 NAKANO Toshio, Professor of Institute of Global Studies
_t5_2694 FUTAKI Hiroshi, Professor of Institute of Global Studies
_t5_2687 MIYAZAKI Koji, Vice President / Professor of Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa

– The termination of the term, or move-out

USAMI Mayumi, Professor of Institute of Global Studies

MAEDA Tatsuro, Associate Professor of Institute of Japan Studies

MILLER, Matthew Kenneth, Associate Professor (English), World Language and Society Education Centre

BOSTON, Jeremy Scott, Lecturer (English), World Language and Society Education Centre

BEIER-TAGUCHI, Diana, Lecturer (Germany), World Language and Society Education Centre

GROISARD, Jocelyn, Lecturer (French), World Language and Society Education Centre

ARAPOVA, Olga, Associate Professor (Russia), World Language and Society Education Centre

CHOU En, Associate Professor (Chinese), World Language and Society Education Centre

全民, Lecturer (Chinese), World Language and Society Education Centre

ERDENE, Purevjav, Professor (Mongolian), World Language and Society Education Centre

DINH LU GIANG, Professor (Vietnamese), World Language and Society Education Centre

LIEB, Margaret Mary, Lecturer (English), World Language and Society Education Centre

KAWAJI Yuka, Professor of Institute of Japan Studies

Julija KNEZEVIC, Lecture of World Language and Society Education Centre


The deceased emeritus professor

■ 6 September

Professor Emeritus HANEDA Koichi, Aged 72; Southwest Asian History / Iranian History

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