Ms. Tomoko Ishibashi graduated from ICU in June 1991. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, and joined the second ICU reunion in Toronto in November. She shared her “ICU story” with us.
Mr. Atsushi Suzuki, a 2004 graduate, was transferred to New York in September 2014. He has been attending events organized by the Alumni Association NY Chapter, and kindly cooperated with JICUF’s summer program, Global Link New York, in 2017. We asked Atsushi about his time at ICU and how it has impacted his life.
Mana Yamagata, a fourth-year Literature major, received a ¥474,500 grant this spring to plan a Modern Dance Society (MDS) performance. This fall, they invited New York-based choreographer and ICU alum Kensaku Shinohara and Taiwan-based dance group Seed Dance Company to ICU to put on a collaborative performance. The ICU × Taiwan × New York Dance Project: “Woohi Chung” (meaning “five minutes” in Chinese) was performed four times in the West Wing of the Diffendorfer Memorial Hall (known as the “Shin-D”) from September 18th to 20th. We interviewed MDS members to learn about their project.
Twelve members currently serve the JICUF Board of Trustees. Delores Roeder, Junior Year Abroad student at ICU from 1960 to 1961 and the longest serving trustee, was interviewed by her colleague Anne Love.
Mr. Darrell Clausen studied at ICU in the 1970s as a four-year regular student. He currently resides in Southern California and is an active member of the alumni chapter there. He shared his unique story with us this month.
This month’s alumnus is Mr. Keita Ebisu, who graduated from ICU in 2002 (his ID was 2001). Mr. Ebisu currently lives in Northern California and works for the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Ms. Hiroko Morita-Lou graduated from ICU in 1977. Having recently retired from her long career at the United Nations, she is busy giving lectures, writing, and advising students in both the U.S. and Japan. She currently resides in Connecticut. We asked her to look back at her time at ICU.
This month, we asked Ms. Chizuko Muranaka Broinowski (ID 88) to look back at her time at ICU. After graduating from ICU, Chizuko earned two master’s degrees in communication and journalism in the U.K., and worked in journalism for many years. She moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, from New York in 2009, and currently works as a freelance interpreter.
Drs. Ikuko and Hiroshi Mizukami were in the first class at ICU. They currently reside in Southern California and continue to be actively involved in the alumni association there. We asked them to look back at their time at ICU. The Mizukamis co-wrote the article below, and shared some valuable photos from the 1950s.
This month we introduce you to Ms. Motoko Shimizu, head of the Washington D.C. chapter of the alumni association. Described as the “treasure” of the D.C. alumni community by one alum, she selflessly takes it upon herself to plan alumni events and act as a bridge between the D.C. area and the staff of ICU and JICUF.