On February 20th (Wednesday) and 22nd (Friday), Ms. Mina Takanashi, Instructor in ICU’s Health and Physical Education Program, hosted a Wheelchair Basketball Workshop in the V Gym at ICU. This was the second “parasport event” organized at ICU, the first being the Blind Soccer Workshop organized by Instructor Hiroshi Yamauchi last January.
JICUF awarded Dr. Kaori Sato, instructor in the Health and Physical Education program at ICU, a ¥300,000 grant for her project, “Organizing a Hackathon for Quantitative Analysis with Harvard PhD Students.” Held in late May, the workshop aimed to inspire ICU students interested both in quantitative analysis and in developing their career abroad. We asked Dr. Sato to tell us more about her project.
From March 7th to 20th, Professor Stephen Nagy led a group of six ICU students on the 2018 Global Link China (GL China) program. Previously known as the Japan-China Young Leaders Development Project, GL China offers ICU students the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of Sino-Japanese relations through direct interaction between youth in Japan and China.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 fall JICUF grants. Congratulations to the recipients, and thank you to all those who applied!
On September 23rd, ICU’s Peace Research Institute and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations hosted an international symposium titled “War Refugees in International Law and the Role of Civil Society” at the Togasaki Kiyoshi Memorial Dialogue House. In June, ICU Professor Osamu Arakaki received a JICUF grant of ¥800,000 to organize the event.
On July 8th and 9th, two ICU students led by Assistant Professor of Law Hiromichi Matsuda competed in the 28th International Law Moot Court Competition Japan Cup in Yoyogi, Tokyo. The team received the “Participating University Introduction Award.”
ICU hosted the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 13) from May 25th to 28th. Senior Associate Professor Tomoyuki Yoshida received a grant from JICUF last year and played a central role in bringing the workshop to Japan for only the second time in its history. The four-day conference which had close to 100 participants was dedicated to former ICU linguistics professor Dr. Kazuko Inoue, who recently passed away.
On May 27th, ICU Senior Associate Professor Eckhard Hitzer (physics) organized a one-day workshop on campuus entitled “Sustainable University Development with a Focus on Renewable Energy (SUDre 2017).” The workshop explored how universities could switch to renewable energy, and was partially funded by a grant from JICUF. The successful event was attended by close to 120 people.
Last November, ICU Professor of International Relations Stephen Nagy led a group of undergraduate students to China. The Japan ICU Foundation awarded him a grant of ¥1,100,000 to subsidize the Japan-China Young Leaders Development Project (YLDP). Read about their experiences here and check out some of their photos as well!