Message from the JICUF Executive Director
The 2020 Spring JICUF Undergraduate Research Day was held at ICU on February 21, and 33 graduating students presented their research.
ICU first year student Taiga Ogusu received a Student Activities Fund grant from JICUF in fall 2019. He and his group Entre organized an entrepreneurship event on February 7.
The Hachiro Yuasa Society was founded in 2005 to recognize the thoughtful graduates and friends who make an estate gift or other form of deferred gift that the Japan ICU Foundation will receive in the future.
Three alumni have recently pledged a planned gift to JICUF. We asked each new member of the Society to share why they chose to do so.
Dr. Hisato Yamaguchi majored in physics at ICU and graduated in 2001. He currently resides in New Mexico and works as a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Please enjoy his alumni story.
Changes will be made to JICUF Student Funds and Faculty Grants to better serve the ICU community. Students and Faculty may now submit inquiry forms at any time of the year.
JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings moved to Japan with his family this July and is currently living on the ICU campus. This is his report for his first fourth months at ICU.
JICUF Grantee Highlight: Naho Yoshikawa – Public vs Private: Social-Emotional Learning of Students in Rural Kenya
This spring, third year Education and International Relations student Naho Yoshikawa was awarded ¥316,523 via the JICUF Student Travel Fund. Her proposal was to research the relationship between students’ self-concept and learning environments in Oloitokitoki village, Kenya, using psychological and pedagogical observation methods this July.
On October 25th, JICUF and the ICU Rotary Peace Center hosted a Rethinking Peace book launch. The book emerges from Rethinking Peace Studies, a three-year project funded by JICUF, and the edited volume features 14 chapters written by authors who participated in one of the project.