JICUF recently recruited two ICU students, Kira Taylor and Rika Asakura, as our first Communications Interns. Their main responsibility is to disseminate information about the opportunities that JICUF provides to current ICU students, and with their help, we launched the JICUF official LINE account!
JICUF is relaunching the grants program this fall! Starting August 30, ICU students, faculty, and now alumni can apply for funding for projects focused on sustainability, DEI or peacebuilding.
Mr. Yoshito Dobashi graduated from ICU in March 1991. His parents and wife all being ICU alumni, ICU has been a part of Mr. Dobashi’s far beyond graduation. He is currently the chapter president of “ICUICU,” the group of ICU alumni involved in international cooperation. We asked him to reflect on his path from childhood to ICU, and to his current work on disability and development.
The following was written by Executive Director Paul Hastings and published by The Japan Times on July 21, 2021.
Mr. Edward K. Lenci, who practices law in New York City, studied at ICU as a kenkyusei (research student) from 1985 to 1986. As the incoming Chair of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), he recently wrote about the year he spent in Japan to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. We are happy to share this article as part of our “Alumni Stories” series.
Current ICU undergraduate students Nanako Yaguchi, Stiven Horita, and Mia Fosco, as well as March 2021 graduate Manami Sekine will host the next session of the JICUF Global Alumni Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 25. The students attended one of the past sessions of the series, and approached JICUF about hosting their own session. They decided to invite 2015 graduate Honami Iizuka as the speaker.
In the final installment of his story, Tim Winant reflects on the friendships he developed at ICU.
This spring, the Service Learning Center at ICU and JICUF launched a new program called the Common Good Grant (CGG). Learn more about the program and its goal of strengthening ties between ICU and the local community.
In Part 3 of his story, Tim Winant writes about the memorable people he met on campus who played a crucial role in shaping ICU in its early years.
In Part 2 of his story, Tim Winant writes about the First Men’s Dorm in the 1960s.